HP solutions to help SMBs prep for mobile workforce
By Digital News Asia June 29, 2012
- More than 1.1 billion mobile appliances in use worldwide
- Solutions, services and programs simplify, secure and optimize IT to support mobile
HP has announced new offerings to help small and medium businesses (SMBs) prepare their technology infrastructures for a growing mobile workforce.
With more than 1.1 billion mobile appliances in use worldwide according to IDC, organizations of all sizes are challenged by the need to access, manage and secure mobile devices and the data generated by them, the company said in a statement.
HP Converged Infrastructure provides the ideal platform for secure continuous access to data and applications, it added.
With partner solutions from Citrix, Microsoft and VMware, HP also claims to deliver improved employee accessibility and productivity as the requirements for mobility continue to grow.
The new offerings include technology solutions and services, as well as financing and training programs that enable resource-challenged SMBs to simplify IT while enhancing collaboration in an increasingly mobile world.
For example, the HP Client Virtualization SMB virtual desktop solution enables organizations to improve security. The solution includes reference architectures – such as HP ProLiant Generation 8 (Gen8) servers and client virtualization software from Citrix, Microsoft or VMware – that protect company data by storing user profiles and data on a centralized server.
This enables SMBs to provide secure access to applications from thin clients, laptops, tablets and smartphones. Information remains protected on the server even if the device is lost, HP claimed.
HP Client Virtualization, Analysis and Modeling allows SMBs to reduce the risk and complexity of client virtualization projects. The prepackaged service analyzes the existing IT environment to simplify and speed deployment of virtualization for medium organizations and help them embrace mobile technology.
Users can also simplify their adoption of mobile technology with HP Transformation Experience Workshop for Mobility, a service that aligns business and IT stakeholders to ensure employees have access to data while upholding security requirements.
More information about HP’s new SMB offerings is available at http://www.hp.com/go/whatsnewforsmb
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