Press Release: May 26, 2011

HP Simplifies, Automates Enterprise Desktop Management with HP WorkPlace360 Services

"As-a-service" solution improves business agility and efficiency

PALO ALTO -- HP today announced HP WorkPlace360 Services, an automated, scalable, subscription-based enterprise desktop management solution that helps clients reduce complexity while lowering operational costs.

Enterprises require multiple resources and significant capital expense to procure, assemble, deploy and support the organization’s desktop and remote computing assets. To help harness these challenges, HP WorkPlace360 Services provide organizations a standardized, packaged service that simplifies and reduces costs throughout the enterprise desktop management life cycle.

The services also eliminate the time and complexity of maintenance while freeing IT resources that can be used to drive innovation and improve business agility.

Available through HP Enterprise Services, HP WorkPlace360 is a fully managed, global IT service that enables organizations to:

  • Improve IT staff productivity with rapid deployment of services and technology matched to the user's specific role
  • Improve software compliance through an automated distribution of upgrades and patches
  • Reduce risk of security threats through security software and remote monitoring
  • Simplify technology refresh cycles, as HP assumes responsibility for hardware replacement
  • Improve environmental sustainability by upgrading to the most current energy-efficient technology and properly disposing of older equipment
  • Maximize IT budgets by preserving capital expenses and moving to operating expenses by using a subscription-based model that allows clients to pay for what they consume and add workplace services at their own pace

"Organizations are looking to remove IT complexities that burden numerous resources and can impact costs and productivity," said Brandt Faatz, vice president, WorkPlace Services, HP Enterprise Services. "With HP WorkPlace360 services, clients can eliminate enterprise desktop constraints with a truly comprehensive, 360-degree workplace service without seeing large spikes in IT budgets or workloads."

WorkPlace360 Services bring the breadth and depth of HP’s leading devices, software, services and global operations to personal computing. HP WorkPlace360 Services is available today in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil and 18 countries across Europe. More information on the HP Workplace Services portfolio is available at www.hp.com/go/workplace360.

HP will highlight WorkPlace360 Services at its premier client event, HP DISCOVER June 6 - 10 in Las Vegas. The event showcases how organizations can get started on their Instant-On Enterprise journeys. In a world of continuous connectivity, the Instant-On Enterprise embeds technology in everything it does to serve customers, employees, partners and citizens with whatever they need, instantly.

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