HP Offers Portfolio of Printers, Servers for SMBsBy Nathan Eddy | Print
HP aims for small businesses with a portfolio of printers, servers, PCs and data protection and backup solutions.
Technology giant Hewlett-Packard unveiled its "Just Right IT" portfolio, which includes new server, printer and PC products designed and priced for the small to medium-size business space. The portfolio includes VOIP (Voice over IP) and wireless offerings, data availability and data protection solutions along with digital imaging and server offerings.
Hardware solutions include the the V-M200 802.11n Access Point Series, which connects up to 64 simultaneous mobile users to the network, the HP VCX 9.5 IP Telephony system and 350x IP Phones, which enable the convergence of voice and data onto a single network infrastructure, and the Virtualization Smart Bundles with Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2, consisting of storage, servers and networking technology
The 10GbE iSCSI capabilities of the StorageWorks P2000 G3 Modular Smart Array (MSA) are designed to speed the server/storage connection bandwidth by 10 times, Data Protector Express 5.0 software offers small businesses with limited IT departments the ability to manage backup and recovery, and the P4000 Virtual SAN Appliance (VSA) software offers clients with virtualized servers the ability to move to shared storage without purchasing a physical storage area network infrastructure.
"While small to midsize businesses remain cautious about the economy, they continue to look for ways to simplify operations and prepare for growth," said Anil Miglani, senior vice president at AMI Partners, a strategy consulting firm. "HP, with the help of its channel partners, offers an expanded technology portfolio with realistic financing options that enable SMBs to manage data expansion, improve employee productivity and retain, as well as attract, clients."
The Officejet Pro 8500A e-All-in-One series and Officejet 7500A Wide Format e-All-in-One are wide-format all-in-one printers with Web connectivity. They include HP ePrint and print apps, allowing users to send print jobs from any mobile device and access content from the Web without a PC. The Officejet Pro 8500A delivers professional color while the Officejet 7500A offers a low cost per page and prints up to 13 by 19 inches.
The solutions are available through HP channel partners and directly from HP. Through HP Financial Services, the company’s leasing and life cycle asset management services division, SMBs are offered a range of financing solutions designed to help them manage budgets as they upgrade their business technology. The HP Financial Services Channel Partner Program is a financing solution that provides authorized channel partners with financing solutions for their customers’ IT environments.