HPE has major presence in the US and the UK. HPE has strong distribution and channel partners that help increase its global reach across all regions of the world. HPE’s R&D efforts are focused on designing and developing products, services, and solutions that anticipate customers' changing needs and desires and emerging technological trends. In 2016, HPE invested more than 4% of its revenue, which is around USD 2.29 billion in R&D. As a part of its corporate strategy, the company focuses on both organic and inorganic growth with an end goal of achieving its long-term business plans. The company primarily focuses on strategies such as acquisitions, new product launches, and product upgradations. In November 2016, HPE acquired SGI to strengthen its leadership position in high-growth areas of big data analytics and highperformance computing by combining SGI's computing strengths with HPE's global reach. To cater to its customers in a better way, in 2016, HPE announced new High-Performance Computing (HPC) solutions, with an aim to help manufacturing organizations optimize their design simulation deployments. Further, in 2016, HPE introduced updates to its HPE Helion cloud portfolio to keep it up to date with the changing market requirements.