Posts Tagged ‘Hewlett-Packard’

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To quote Michael Caine…

October 29, 2014

…“Not a lot of people know that”.

Don’t bend the fiber cable too much, the Laser light travelling down the cable can actually crash in to the internal walls of the cable (attenuation), this is called Macro bending. HP’s revolutionary PremierFlex cables use a new bendable fiber technology that significantly improves bend performance over existing fiber cables. Keep your fiber loops bigger than 37.5MM to avoid Macro bending altogether.

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Record Figures for HP iQuote in September 2014

October 10, 2014

 

New Quotes.

Geographically the percentage of new quotes is broken down as shown:

Sept IQ New Quote graph

The very top level view of the regions are as follows:

  • 5% APJ (New HP iQuote Territory)
  • 43% Americas
  • 52% EMEA

How does this look in terms of users and number of quotes?

  • Over 4000 Companies with nearly 7000 Active Users during September 2014.
  • Over 52,000 Quotes instigated. Compared to September 2013 that’s a 61% increase!

Thank you for your continued custom with HP iQuote. If you are not yet using HP iQuote, ask your Distributor. If it is not available at your chosen HP Distributor, you need to let them know that you want access to this time saving tool!

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HP to separate into two leading companies

October 6, 2014

How does that affect HP iQuote?

Today we have heard the announcement about HP separating into two leading public companies. One will be HP’s market-leading enterprise infrastructure, software and services businesses, which will do business as Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, and one that will comprise HP’s market-leading printing and personal systems businesses, which will do business as HP Inc.

This change has been driven to deliver independence, focus, financial resources and flexibility to adapt quickly to the market.

For Partners, this separation is to be good news as interactions will be simplified and we’ll see lots more innovation coming out of the two organisations.

Those customers using HP iQuote will be aware that the product portfolio spans across Enterprise Infrastructure, Software & Services, Printing and Personal Systems Group. channelcentral can confirm, that the separation of the two businesses will make absolutely no change to the way HP iQuote works in terms of Product Portfolio, Subscriptions or Contacts.

CEO Meg Whitman said in her closing statement “Both companies will have the same commitment to the channel that our partners have come to trust, but with more focus, flexibility and accountability.  We look forward to partnering with you in the next phase of our journey.”

For further information on the separation Register for the global partner webcast with HP on October 7 at 10:00 a.m. PT.

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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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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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USB is just USB, right?

August 26, 2014

Think again

Universal Serial Bus (USB) has been with us for more than  a decade now. Have you looked at the USB ports on your HP Laptop recently? HP have always been innovators and adopters of new technology, even when it comes to USB ports. Have a look at your USB ports:
•    USB with a power strike symbol = power to USB even when in the laptop is in sleep mode.
•    USB with SS symbol = USB 3.
•    USB with eSATA = Have either USB or eSATA connectivity.

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