Archive for March, 2015


HP ProLiant DL180 Gen9 wins Server of the Year

March 20, 2015

The SmallBizWindows Rackmount Server of the Year 2015.

Server of the year logoThe award was given to the HP ProLiant as a result of exciting features and a very good price! The dual-CPU-capable Proliant DL180 comes with the latest generation of Intel Xeon processors, offering users up to 12 cores and 16 DIMM slots supporting DDR4 SmartMemory. It can accommodate up to 12 LFF (large form factor) or up to 16 SFF (small small factor) hard drives. A pair of 1GBE ports are standard, 10GbE adapters are available. A SmartArray controller is also standard.

Several enhancements were also made to overall performance, support and manageability and as a result, it has beaten the bigger DL380 to win Server of the Year!

Better still, it is available for quoting in HP iQuote

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HP 260 G1 Desktop Mini PC in HP iQuote

March 19, 2015

It really is mini!

Delivering the benefit of a space saving design and equipped with the essential tools at an affordable price. The industrial design of the compact desktopPROD_HP260G1 mini with flexible mounting options and optional accessories help support a versatile range of use cases from desktop to public computing to
digital signage.

Key Features include:

● Processors that help consume less than half the energy of those in other mini PCs.

● Conveniently power up your desktop mini directly from the

● Do more on dual displays with DisplayPort 1.2 and full HD VGA ports, plus use 6 USB ports to plug in all the peripherals.

● Choose a standard hard drive or upgrade to a speedy and reliable solid state drive.

Available for quoting now in

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channelcentral is a IT Europa Award Finalist!

March 18, 2015

EIT&SEA 2015 - Finalist LogoWith just one week to go until the Awards, we are delighted to announce that we are finalists in the European IT & Software Excellence Awards 2015!! On 25th March 2015 we will be waiting for the results to see if we win SaaS Solution of the year! Such an exciting time for the business and all our staff.

The entry to the Awards was based on one of our popular Configure/ Price/ Quote (CPQ) tools, iCreate.

Our iCreate tool was developed exclusively for Westcoast Distribution UK and has gone from strength to strength. It is a Solutions-led HP Workstation Configurator which contains pricing and quotation capabilities. It takes an intelligence-led selling approach for HP’s Workstation range, as well as some new additional product ranges. It helps Distributors and Resellers of HP to select their configured solution. iCreate is embedded within a Reseller’s eCommerce website for end users to access the tool, configure and place their order.

iCreate reduces the cost of sale by increasing efficiency, reduces delivery times and cuts down the level of knowledge required by the user. Unlike other CPQ tools, iCreate allows users to configure based on hardware platform or software application.

We will keep you posted on the news throughout the ceremony!

iCreate: Developed by


Maximize your Investment

March 17, 2015

HP 280 G1 Microtower PC.

PROD_HP280G1The HP 280 G1 MT provides a strong performing PC for your agency with the tools you need to accomplish your everyday tasks. It takes up less space than the traditional tower and will compliment any workspace.


  • Windows 8.1
  • Latest processor technology
  • Embedded Trusted Platform Module providing encryption keys to secure data
  • Eight USB Ports
  • HP Support Assistant
  • HP ePrint for wireless printing

Now available in

HP iQuote is developed for HP by


Have you seen it yet? The ZBook 14…

March 16, 2015

…it’s in HP iQuote!

PROD_ZBook14G2A ZBook, a Workstation, and UltraBook! What more could you want? Get creative anywhere using HP’s thinnest and lightest ZBook Workstation Ultrabook™ 3 now in a 14″ diagonal screen size. A customizable workstation delivering impressive professional 3D graphics and outstanding performance even from the most demanding applications. All in all, an unprecedented sleek and stylish design.

Ready for quoting in HP iQuote

HP iQuote developed by


HP Z840 Workstation in HP iQuote

March 12, 2015

PROD_Z840Push computing boundaries with the HP Z840 Workstation that helps keep up with the biggest of projects.
Built for high-end computing and visualization, it delivers outstanding performance in one of the industry’s most expandable chassis.

Windows 7 Professional 64 (available through downgrade rights from Windows 8.1 Pro 64)Intel® Xeon® E5-2620 v3 (2.4 GHz, 15 MB cache, 6 cores)16 GB 2133 MHz DDR4 ECC Registered RAM (2 x 8 GB)1 TB 7200 rpm SATA

Now available in HP iQuote

HP iQuote – Developed by for Hewlett Packard.


Experience HP iQuote 2 at HP GPC Las Vegas

March 11, 2015

Are you attending the HP GPC next week? Do you want to see HP iQuote 2 in action?

HP iQuote 2 will be showcased in the HP Partner Programs area in the exhibition floor providing partners with the opportunity to try it out first hand and learn about all the fantastic new features this tool has to offer.

Come and meet the HP iQuote Team and see the tool in action exclusively ahead of release in the coming months.

For those partners attending the Conference we look forward to meeting you at the HP iQuote Stand! If you would like to get in touch with us ahead of the Conference with any HP iQuote 2 queries then please do let us know.

If you’re not coming to this year’s event you can still find out about HP iQuote 2 by following this link: HP iQuote 2 Introductory Video