Seeing as how the consumer market is going through some transformations, some companies are looking to stabilize their businesses by addressing the enterprise segment more intently.
Turns out that the focus on the enterprise computing industry is actually increasing now that the second decade of the 21 century has come about.
This, of course, involves more than just lawsuits, like the one that started between HP and Oracle
, over Intel's Itanium server platform.
Processing and storage solutions have been evolving at a steady rate, and with SSDs now getting better and more capacious, servers and data centers can be faster than ever.
All in all, saying that the enterprise segment is a land of opportunities right now would not be too far from the truth.
That said, HP and Acer seem particularly eager to make a name for themselves in this area, according to recent reports
Apparently, since tablets are hurting the sales of consumer systems, the two want to make up for their slowing sales by selling professional computing solutions.
What's more, the economic crisis is still not completely gone, with Europe suffering particularly nasty effects at the moment.
With how the enterprise segment began recovering all the way back in 2010, there are more opportunities there than on the other half of the industry, at least right now.
HP has already launched over 20 enterprise-based systems and is likely to also aim for the cloud, much like Acer itself.
What remains is to see how many orders the two secure once enterprises begin replacing their IT equipment in the second half of the ongoing year (2011).
Of course, Hitachi, Dell, IBM and many others will also try their respective hands, so it will be interesting to see just how things progress and if the competition sparks without any new lawsuits.