HP Puts SMBs at the Heart of Several New Products
Communication, collaboration, and networking solutions are released to help SMBs manage business processes, relationships, and professional networks. The company is also rolling out products designed to advance the convergence of servers, storage, networking, and management.
Hewlett-Packard announced a number of new solutions this week for SMBs. Specifically, the company introduced new communication, collaboration, and networking solutions as well as new storage solutions and online services. All these products have the needs of SMBs at the heart of their aims.
According to an HP press release submitted to EH Publishing, the company’s new solutions were designed to “help SMBs grow.” The storage and online services were created to “enable SMBs to efficiently protect data and manage operations.” The communication, collaboration, and networking solutions were designed to “enable SMBs to streamline communications and operations while deploying more efficient routes to market in order to expand business opportunities.”
COMMUNICATION, COLLABORATION, AND NETWORKING
By unifying messaging, collaboration, and telephony technology, HP believes SMBs will want to capitalize on mobile devices and the flexibility of interactive online work environments. For that reason, HP has a number of new offerings.
The offerings are:
HP and Microsoft Unified Communication & Collaboration--This solution increases business productivity while reducing collaboration costs, HP says. It’s a unified communications platform that includes servers, storage, networking, and software to streamline operations across messaging, video, and voice applications.
HP Virtual Rooms--This interactive workplace solution aims to simplify remote collaboration for SMBs. The software application provides a single virtual online location. HP says the application features several monthly billing pricing options.
Small Biz Nation--SMBs looking to strengthen and expand their professional network may enjoy the peer-to-peer support and other resources sponsored by HP and Intel in this LinkedIn community.
HP 48Upper--This online service was created to help SMBs to manage the processes inherent to their IT business, form project planning and operations to service management.