HPE Names New CIO To Oversee Massive Next IT Restructuring Initiatives

Archana "Archie" Deskus, former CIO of GE's Baker Hughes oilfield services business, will oversee a reduction in the number of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems from 10 to a single global system.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has hired Archana "Archie" Deskus, previously the CIO of GE's Baker Hughes oilfield services business, to oversee a massive IT restructuring.

Deskus, a 17-year IT veteran who spent the last four years at Baker Hughes, will be responsible for dramatically revamping HPE's internal IT systems.

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Under the Next restructuring, HPE is moving from 1,000 business processes supported by 10 ERP systems and more than 950 applications to just 100 business processes with a single global ERP system with 350 applications.

The IT restructuring is one of many initiatives that includes massive internal IT system changes including a reduction in the number of internal compensation plans from 400 to 25 and a cut in the number of active server configurations from 50,000 to 10,000.

Deskus, who before taking the CIO job at Baker Hughes was CIO at Ingersoll-Rand and Timex, will report to HPE President Antonio Neri who is overseeing the Next initiative.

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