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Three mobile tools for better productivity

Three mobile tools for better productivity

April 2015

Our small and midsized business (SMB) customers are always searching for ways to increase productivity, and mobility is just one strategy they’re considering. Given today’s workforce trends – including bring your own device (BYOD), teleworking, consumerization of IT, and the proliferation of collaboration tools for remote work—it’s clear to us that our customers know a reliable communications infrastructure is more important than ever for productive collaboration.

Here are three ways our small and midsize business customers have been able to increase business productivity via mobile, flexible, and scalable networking and communications tools—and how you can do the same for your business:

HP/Microsoft Lync: Partnering for more effective communications
Growing businesses need a scalable, flexible communications infrastructure for anywhere, anytime productivity. HP’s Unified Communication and Collaboration (UCC) solution with Microsoft Lync 2013 (HP UCC) is the answer. Built on a proven, 30-year HP/Microsoft partnership, HP UCC solutions with Microsoft Lync 2013 can support 250, 500 or 1,000 users—and grow as your business grows.
 
The combination of these two powerful platforms makes it easier to quickly identify when a colleague is available, communicate via instant messaging or one-click-calling, invite others for conferencing, and share desktops through a single interface.

The result is better communication, increased productivity, empowered employees, and the ability to build stronger relationships across an organization—not to mention a 66 percent lower total cost of ownership (TCO) and 99.99 percent reliability.

HP ProLiant Gen 9 servers: Better performance, easy to manage
Productivity is an issue if companies are using aging servers from different vendors with new and old storage and networking systems. Better, updated technology can help increase business efficiency, and even help expand and grow your operations.

While the idea of replacing core technology may be daunting, know that you are not alone.  As your technology experts, HP and your trusted reseller partners can help you navigate the best options for your business.

For example, we’ve developed a new line of Essential ProLiant Gen9 Rack and Tower servers designed for small businesses—the DL60, DL80, DL120, ML10v2, and ML110. All are “right-sized” to meet the processing, networking, memory, and storage requirements for general computing applications.

Our HP ProLiant Rack and Tower servers also include industry-leading management software, which helps reduce IT complexity through better server management, result in smoother installations and deployments with Intelligent Provisioning, and encourage faster issue resolution with Insight Online.

New routers, better productivity
HP is one of the top global network suppliers in the world, offering a flexible, adaptable portfolio of networking solutions to grow your network without added cost or complexity.

The new PS110 Wireless Switch and the 11nVPN Router can get your business pointed in the right direction.  The PS110 has also been tested with ProLiant servers for small and midsized businesses, and it can be stacked on the HP ProLiant Microserver—making it even more convenient.

As your business grows and networking demands increase, HP’s standards-based switches, routers, and wireless access points can plug-and-play into your existing network—without the expense of a huge upgrade.

Just Right IT, reliable results
HP’s Just Right IT portfolio of flexible and scalable IT solutions is already working for our customers. For example, a small community bank in Wisconsin had been running on a collection of aging servers—one application per server—until one day a server failure forced a shutdown during banking hours.

The bank took action, making immediate changes to their IT environment that included VMware software and HP infrastructure to integrate servers, storage, and networking into shared pools that are easier to manage and to scale. The bank saw its recovery time objective (RTO) reduced from three days to less than three minutes. Now, reliable system uptime gives customers uninterrupted 24x7 banking services, and the IT manager (and loan officer) gained back 10 hours a week he’d spent dealing with system issues.

The right IT combination can make a world of difference—and result in improved productivity—for any business. The HP Just Right IT suite of products and services can also help your business eliminate annoying operational downtime. Find out more about how HP Just Right IT can help your growing organization be more productive, and more successful.