HP has revealed a suite of software and services designed specifically for developers wanting to build business cloud and mobile applications.
Collectively called the Application Transformation Solutions suite, the three packages will be available to HP customers from this July.
Peter Schofield, practice director at HP EMEA Enterprise Services, told V3 the suite builds on the application lifecycle tools HP already offers the developer community.
"We see a lack of necessary skills for enterprise-grade application development. This is why we are increasing investment to make it easier for developers and enterprises to manage their application portfolio," said Schofield. More key announcements will be made at the HP Discover event on 11 June, he added.
An HP User Experience Design Service will offer businesses advice on how they can improve the design of their business applications, while the HP Anywhere software platform will allow developers to easily build mobile applications and link them to their back-end systems, said Schofield.
"This software platform is to help enterprises manage their bring-your-own-device (BYOD) strategies, but it also reaches out to developers directly," Scofield said. "Enterprises can also use a new HP solution, called Real User Monitoring to monitor the user experience of mobile applications running on the Android platform end to end."
A Performance Anywhere cloud application will allow firms to monitor the performance and availability of mobile applications and wireless networks.
The final major component of the suite HP is releasing is the Application Integration to Cloud Services, which will allow developers to tie-in applications they have created to cloud-based services such as Salesforce, said Schofield.
HP announced disappointing profits earlier this month – with net income falling 32 percent to $1.1bn in the second quarter of 2013, compared with $1.6bn for the same period last year – as chief executive Meg Whitman continues to face a tough task turning the firm's fortunes around.
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