HP Empowers Small and Medium-size Businesses to Thrive in a
New solutions, services and programs simplify, secure and
optimize IT to support a growing mobile workforce
PALO ALTO, Calif., June 20, 2012
HP today announced new offerings to help small and
medium-size businesses (SMBs) prepare their technology
infrastructures for a growing mobile workforce.
With more than 1.1 billion mobile appliances in use
worldwide,(1) organizations of all sizes are challenged by
the need to access, manage and secure mobile devices and the
data generated by them. HP
Converged Infrastructure provides the ideal platform for
secure continuous access to data and applications. With
partner solutions from Citrix, Microsoft and VMware, HP also
delivers improved employee accessibility and productivity as
the requirements for mobility continue to grow.
New offerings from HP include technology solutions and
services, as well as financing and training programs that
enable resource-challenged SMBs to simplify IT while
enhancing collaboration in an increasingly mobile world.
Predefined solutions secure, simplify mobile access
According to Gartner research, by 2016, at least 50 percent
of business email users will rely primarily on a tablet or
mobile client instead of a traditional desktop.(2) The trend
to use devices to access email and other business data
requires SMBs to prepare their infrastructures to support
New HP solutions and services enable organizations to:
Improve security with HP Client Virtualization
SMB virtual desktop solution. The solution includes
reference architectures-such as HP ProLiant Generation 8
(Gen8) servers and client virtualization software from
Citrix, Microsoft or VMware-that protects company data by
storing user profiles and data on a centralized server.
This enables SMBs to provide secure access to applications
from thin clients, laptops, tablets and smartphones.
Information remains protected on the server even if the
device is lost.
Reduce risk and complexity of client virtualization
HP Client Virtualization, Analysis and Modeling, a
prepackaged service that analyzes the existing IT
environment to simplify and speed deployment of
virtualization for medium-size organizations and help them
embrace mobile technology.
Simplify adoption of mobile technology with
HP Transformation Experience Workshop for Mobility, a
service that aligns business and IT stakeholders to ensure
employees have access to data while upholding security
Increase uptime for a growing mobile workforce with
HP Business Protection Solutions, preconfigured
reference architectures based on
HP Converged Infrastructure and best practices in data
protection, network security and disaster recovery. These
customized solutions guide SMBs in the design of a
risk-mitigation program to ensure continued accessibility
to company data from a mobile device .
Collaboration tools improve productivity for mobile
To support the acceleration of mobile devices, HP and its
partners are helping SMBs improve employee productivity and
drive business efficiency.
Improves collaboration with
HP Unified Communications & Collaboration (UC&C) Solutions
with Microsoft Lync, an integrated hardware and
software solution that enables SMBs to securely video
conference, share information on desktops and collaborate
to improve productivity. The comprehensive UC&C solution
includes Microsoft Lync software, HP Voice over Internet
Protocol (VoIP) phones, HP networking and HP ProLiant Gen8
servers, storage and services.
Simplified infrastructure for SMBs embracing mobility
Small and medium-size organizations need simple, reliable and
economical computing to support growing data and new
applications across wired and wireless environments. New
solutions based on HP Converged Infrastructure help companies
Simplify network management with the expanded
HP Multi-Service Router (MSR) Series, an all-in-one,
customizable platform that allows clients to streamline
deployment of networks by integrating security and wired
and wireless networking features into one device.
Reduce power costs with the
HP 1910 8G Switch Series, which features energy-saving
Power over Internet (PoE) technology to deliver simple,
reliable and cost-effective network access for rich-media
applications, such as voice and video.
Address the explosion of unstructured data from a growing
mobile workforce with increased capacity and simplified
management featured with HP X5000 Storage. This
highly available clustered network attached storage (NAS)
platform reduces IT administration time for SMBs
by ensuring users have access to file data from their
Increased support for SMBs and channel partners
HP provides SMBs and channel partners with a broad range of
programs to drive growth, create new revenue streams and
ensure collaboration. Enhanced programs provide:
Favorable financing options with the
HP Even Better Than Zero program, which allows
companies to lease HP equipment at a less-than-zero
implicit lease rate while offering a fair-market-value
purchase option, available through
HP Financial Services.
Improved business skills for small-business owners through
Learning Initiative for Entrepreneurs (HP LIFE)
e-Learning. The new cloud-based platform, hosted on HP Converged
Cloud infrastructure, offers free information and
courses to help SMBs establish or grow their businesses. HP
LIFE has helped establish or expand more than 19,700
businesses and helped create 43,000 jobs worldwide since
The HP Client Virtualization SMB Reference Architecture for
Microsoft VDI is scheduled to be available in September. All
other solutions and services are available now through HP and
worldwide channel partners.
Additional information about HP's new SMB offerings is
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(1) IDC, DC Directions 2012, "Mobility Devices: The
Truth about Tablets, Touch, Notebooks, PCs and Phones,"
by Bob O'Donnell, May 2012.
(2) Gartner Inc., "Gartner Reveals Top Predictions for
IT Organizations and Users for 2012 and Beyond,"
(3) HP internal sources.
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