HP Empowers Small and Medium-size Businesses to Thrive in a Mobile World

ASIA PACIFIC,June 26, 2012 — HP today announced newofferings to help small and medium-size businesses (SMBs) preparetheir technology infrastructures for a growing mobileworkforce. 

With more than1.1 billion mobile appliances in useworldwide,(1)organizations of all sizes are challengedby the need to access, manage and secure mobile devices and thedata generated by them. HPConvergedInfrastructure provides the ideal platform for securecontinuous access to data andapplications. With partner solutions from Citrix, Microsoft andVMware, HP also delivers improved employee accessibility andproductivity as the requirements for mobility continue togrow.

New offerings from HP include technology solutionsand services, as well as training programs that enableresource-challenged SMBs tosimplify IT while enhancing collaboration in anincreasingly mobile world. 

Predefined solutions secure,simplifymobileaccess
According to Gartner research, by 2016, at least 50percent of business email users will rely primarily on a tablet ormobile client instead of a traditional desktop.(2)Thetrend to use devices to access email and other businessdatarequires SMBs to prepare their infrastructures to supportincreasedmobility.  

New HP solutions and servicesenableorganizationsto: 

  • Improve security with HP Client VirtualizationSMB virtualdesktop solution. The solution includesreference architectures—such as HP ProLiant Generation 8 (Gen8)servers and client virtualization software from Citrix,MicrosoftorVMware—that protects company data by storing userprofiles and data on a centralized server. This enables SMBs toprovide secure access to applications from thin clients, laptops,tablets and smartphones. Information remains protectedon the server even if the deviceislost.

  • Reduce risk and complexity of client virtualization projectswithHP Client Virtualization, Analysisand Modeling, aprepackaged service that analyzes the existing IT environmenttosimplify and speed deployment of virtualization formedium-sizeorganizations and help them embracemobiletechnology.

  • Simplify adoption of mobile technology with HP TransformationExperienceWorkshopfor Mobility, a service that aligns business and ITstakeholdersto ensure employees have access to data while upholdingsecurityrequirements.

  • Increase uptime for a growing mobile workforce with HPBusinessProtectionSolutions,preconfigured reference architectures basedonHPConvergedInfrastructure and best practices in data protection,networksecurity and disaster recovery. These customized solutionsguideSMBs in the designof arisk-mitigation program to ensure continuedaccessibility tocompany data from a mobiledevice. 

Collaboration tools improve productivityformobileworkforce
Tosupporttheacceleration of mobile devices, HP and its partners arehelpingSMBs improve employee productivity and drivebusinessefficiency.  

  • ImprovescollaborationwithHP Unified Communications&Collaboration (UC&C) Solutions withMicrosoftLync,anintegrated hardware and software solution that enables SMBstosecurely video conference, share information on desktopsandcollaborate to improve productivity. The comprehensiveUC&Csolution includes Microsoft Lync software, HP Voice overInternetProtocol (VoIP) phones, HP networking and HP ProLiant Gen8servers,storage and services.   

Simplified infrastructure forSMBsembracingmobility
Small and medium-size organizations needsimple,reliable and economical computing to support growing dataand newapplications across wired and wireless environments. Newsolutionsbased on HP Converged Infrastructure helpcompaniesto:  

  • Simplify network management with the expanded HP Multi-Service Router(MSR)Series,anall-in-one, customizable platform that allows clients tostreamlinedeployment of networks by integrating security and wiredandwireless networking features into one device.

  • Reduce power costs with the HP 1910 8GSwitchSeries,whichfeatures energy-saving Power over Internet (PoE) technologytodeliver simple, reliable and cost-effective networkaccessforrich-media applications, such as voiceandvideo.

  • Addresstheexplosion of unstructured data from a growing mobile workforcewithincreased capacity and simplified management featuredwithHP X5000 Storage.This highly available clustered networkattachedstorage (NAS) platform reduces IT administration time forSMBsby ensuring users have access to file data from theirmobiledevices.    

Increasedsupport forSMBs andchannel partners
HP provides SMBsandchannel partners with a broad range of programs to drivegrowth,create new revenue streams and ensure collaboration.Enhancedprograms provide:  

  • Increased sales reach with Coffee Coaching from HP and Microsoft, whichprovidesmulti-language educational opportunities for HP channelpartners inAsia and other regions. The program—now expanded toKorea,Indonesia, Taiwan and Thailand -- uses social media to reachmorethan 62,000 channel partners with educational sales andtechnicalvideos, as well as best practices. Additional informationcan befound onFacebook, LinkedIn,Twitter,YouTube and theCoffee Coaching blog.

  • Improvedbusiness skills for small-business ownersthroughHP LearningInitiativeforEntrepreneurs (HP LIFE) e-Learning. The new cloud-basedplatform, hostedonHP Converged Cloud infrastructure, offers free informationandcourses to help SMBs establish or grow their businesses. HPLIFEhashelped establish or expand over 19,700 businesses and helpedcreate43,000 jobs worldwide since 2007.(3)HPnow has 31 HP LIFE training centers in Australia, Cambodia,China,Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, New Zealand, South Korea,Thailand andVietnam. 

The HP ClientVirtualizationSMB Reference Architecture for Microsoft VDI isscheduled to beavailable in September. All other solutions andservices areavailable now through HP and worldwidechannelpartners.  

Additionalinformation about HP’s new SMB offerings is available athttp://www.hp.com/go/whatsnewforsmb.

  1. IDC, DC Directions 2012,"MobilityDevices: The Truth about Tablets, Touch, Notebooks, PCsand Phones,"by Bob O’Donnell, May 2012.   
  2. Gartner Inc., "Gartner Reveals Top PredictionsforITOrganizations and Users for 2012 and Beyond," December 2011.   
  3. HP internal sources. 

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