Archive for September, 2014

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channelcentral Smartphone App Services

September 29, 2014

Keeping businesses productive while on the move.

channelcentral is pleased to announce its Smartphone App Service. This exciting new product has been developed primarily for HP Partners that already use the popular channelcentral HP iQuote tool.
The Smartphone App Service offers the ability to quote validated, priced configurations for HP Solutions from any smart device without the need to open up a browser. The application works in both connected and standalone environments. Designed to increase both time-to-quote responsiveness, and increase revenues offering you and your customers the opportunity to provide qualified HP Configurations, with pricing and availability on the move.
All HP BTO Supply-chain Business Units are included in the application.

Key Features and Benefits of the Service:

Cloud-Ready
Quotes are saved locally and can be reloaded for editing. The Smartphone App is Cloud-ready: Simply associate the App with other applications such as HP iQuote and store your quotes in your account. Those quotes can then be opened and edited in HP iQuote via your desktop browser.

Fast & Flexible Configuration
The Smartphone App will help you find the best system for your needs. Once loaded it will provide a fully functional solution using pre-loaded defaults allowing customisation to cater for many common configurations. By using default settings it accelerates the process of delivering a quote, and exploits your smart phones intuitive interface to reach your goals with the fewest clicks and swipes.

• Maximise Revenue
The App is specifically designed to simplify the process of selling HP products and maximise revenue and margin on every sale by guiding you through an intuitive process of building a quote.

Quote Management
It’s easy to share your quotes with your contacts and customers by email or you can send to HP iQuote with the integrated HP iQuote upload function.

Hassle Free
Our fully managed service means that you don’t have to deal with the complexity of developing, hosting and offering Apps, including the detailed, varied and specific requirements of the App store owner.

How much will it cost you?

Smartphone App Services consists of a one-time-only set-up fee for creation, customisation, and completion of the App for your organisation, including making the App available in the three App stores.  This is supplemented by a quarterly subscription which provides for product lifecycle, stock pricing data, and maintenance services.
Smartphone App Services is customised to your own language, company branding (Logo and company colour scheme throughout), and uploaded by channelcentral into the three App Stores on your behalf.
Once the Smartphone App is created, YOU own the download revenue from the App Stores, should you decide you wish to apply a customer download fee for your Smartphone App.**
Distributors and Resellers can receive an on-going revenue from the Application should you choose to charge your customers download fees.
** Terms and Conditions apply.

How can you get the Smartphone App?

Smartphone App Service BrochureThe Smartphone App is developed and brought to you by channelcentral. If you are a Distributor or Reseller and would like to create your own Smartphone App contact sales@channelcentral.net for further information or for a free, no obligation discussion about how channelcentral can help you sell more HP solutions.

Download our Smartphone App Brochure for more information.

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SSD: Do more with less

September 26, 2014

Get the best out of your investment. HP Solid State drives can deliver over 60X the random read performance of 15K SAS hard drives! Do more with less, as a single drive can provide more performance than several hard drives. To get the best performance from your SSD investment, check that your HP ARRAY controller supports HP SSD Smart Path.

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Why cloud computing for Professional Services Organizations?

September 25, 2014

Demonstrating your increased ROI potential

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channelcentral are creating efficiency in the market by introducing the above model to the the IT Channel.

channelcentral provides services to IT manufacturers, Distributors and Resellers to help them become more efficient in their processes and to become easier to do business with. It does this by creating cutting-edge cloud tools; combining software as a service (SaaS) and content management to help manage portfolios through its application development. The tools include CPQ (Configure/ Price/ Quote) software, Return on Investment calculators, Incentive calculators, B2B web stores, web integration and Smartphone Apps.

Unlike other SaaS providers, channelcentral offers a unique service which takes product lifecycle management into consideration. All provided by a team of experienced Channel experts and developers who understand business and want to maximise Return on Investment for customers.

Learn more about channelcentral Services.

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VSA Dark Arts demystified (and free)

September 24, 2014

With HP Gen9 servers you now get 1TB of free Virtual Storage Appliance, and better still, it sets itself up for you! HP servers have a great feature called “Intelligent Provisioning”, when you use this wizard to setup your VMware or Hyper-V server it will ask if you want to install the VSA software too.  VSA is just the ticket to have shared storage.

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HP WiDi makes presentations easier!

September 23, 2014

WiDINo cables, no clutter for the HP Z Book range with Wireless Display (WiDi). You can connect your Z Book to your WiDi supporting Multimedia TV or Projector without worrying about HDMI, VGA, or which Display port you have got. View your PowerPoint Presentation documents or stream your media files the choice is yours.

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HP iQuote welcomes the 417 802.11n Unified Walljack Access Device Series

September 17, 2014

Ready to quote your solution?
PROD_MSM417A single 2.4GHz radio unified wired-wireless access point and 100BASE-T Ethernet switch that works in sync with HP Unified controllers, delivers high-performance networking solutions. The controllers provide advanced radio resource management (RRM).
HP 417 Unified Walljack provides one GbE uplink port, three 100BASE-T Ethernet ports, one 802.11b/g/n wireless access point and a pass-through   RJ-45 connection to support a range of service and user connectivity options. One of the front panel Ethernet ports can be configured as an IEEE 802.3af-compliant PoE forwarding port to enable devices such as IP telephones to be powered directly from the walljack.
The HP 417 802.11n Unified Walljack uses a single PoE cable drop, reducing cabling, switch ports, and power sourcing equipment. The HP 417 provides unified wired-wireless connectivity into a low-profile design that can be quickly, easily and discretely installed in a standard wall outlet box.

SKUs Available:
JG971A – HP 417 Single Radio 802.11n (AM) Unified Wired-WLAN Walljack
JG972A – HP 417 Single Radio 802.11n (WW) Unified Wired-WLAN Walljack
JG973A – HP 417 Single Radio 802.11n (AM) 20-unit Eco-pack Unified Wired-WLAN Walljack
JG974A – HP 417 Single Radio 802.11n (WW) 20-unit Eco-pack Unified Wired-WLAN Walljack

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HP iQuote Update – Generation 9 Servers

September 15, 2014

Product Release

channelcentral is delighted to announce the availability of the new HP ProLiant DL380 Generation 9 Servers in HP iQuote. Over the next few days the following Generation 9 Servers will be added:

DL360
ML350

Please look out for further updates as more Generation 9 Server families are added.

The new models will help customers lower IT service costs, accelerate service delivery time and will boost business value. For further information on this new product release, read the HP Guide outlining the announcement, product information and Frequently Asked Questions.

We recognise the significance of this product release and we will be announcing the availability of the remaining models as soon as possible.