Whitepapers

Protecting HP StoreAll Storage

Introduction

Exploding unstructured data growth is creating unprecedented challenges in data centers today. Enterprise customers rely on the most efficient, high performing, and reliable data protection solutions. Customers need to protect increasing levels of data while keeping costs under control. In particular, businesses today are concerned about the costs of backing up and archiving mission-critical data by relying on the most efficient, high performing, and reliable data protection solutions.

HP StoreAll Storage goes beyond traditional NAS storage and allows businesses to reduce the cost, complexity, and time required to store, protect, manage, and extract business value from data. Pairing HP StoreAll Storage with HP StoreEver Tape Storage lowers the cost of long-term retention while increasing data security and integrity. 

This technical white paper describes the benefits of backing up HP StoreAll Storage with HP StoreEver Tape Libraries while using HP Data Protector. This document will also provide an overview of the supported topologies for this backup solution,as well as general configuration guidelines.

SAN backup: When performance is the priority, installation of the HP Data Protector Media agent on the gateway servers provides superior backup performance. Backup your HP StoreAll Gateway Storage just as you would for any media server on your SAN, via a Fibre Channel (FC) connection to the HP StoreEver Tape Library.

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Secure Printing of Sensitive Documents

Critical protection against counterfeiting, fraud and unauthorized reproduction

With the incidence of fraud, identity theft and counterfeiting on the rise, it's more important than ever to protect all kinds of documents against unauthorized reproduction or misuse.

Producing sensitive documents demands the highest levels of quality and security. And this extends beyond checks to include applications like tickets, passports, ID badges, prescription pads, high-value coupons, cross-border documents, birth certificates and many more.

Oce inkjet technology... perfect for security printing

For years, adding security features like pantographs, prismatic designs and holograms meant producing pre-printed forms on secure paper on offset presses - a costly, resource-intensive undertaking. Now, with versatile high-speed color inkjet technologies like the Oce JetStream platform, printing secure documents is fast, efficient and cost-effective.

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Lexmark PrintCryption Card Assures Security of Confidential Print Jobs

The Challenge

Imagine financial reports, salary reviews, budgets, bank statements, contracts, or corporate restructuring plans falling into the wrong hands. The results could be disastrous, both financially and legally. Keeping confidential materials out of the wrong hands is a concern faced by all organizations, public-sector and private, regardless of size, line of business or number of employees.

As internal corporate networks and the Internet have grown, they have evolved simultaneously into a fertile ground for legions of hackers, crackers, disgruntled employees, and others who are, at best, merely gaining access to unauthorized data purely for sport, or, at worst, bent on criminal action. Indeed, it is with almost mind-numbing regularity that we read news accounts reporting the outright theft or malicious alteration of financial or medical network-based data.

Given that cyber-intrusion occurs and that the pilfering of data streams can never be prevented completely, the logical course of action is to make these data streams useless to prying eyes. The technique is a model of simplicity: scramble the data at its point of origin and descramble it at its destination. Banks long ago adopted this approach, ensuring that customers’ account numbers, balances and PINs are never exposed “in the clear” as their ATM transactions travel between a remote teller machine and the faraway mainframe computer on which the card holder’s account resides.

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Xerox® App Studio 2.0 Information Assurance Disclosure

Introduction

A Xerox Workflow that allows the creation of Xerox® ConnectKey device Apps and the placement of the Apps on the devices themselves. There are several App types, Information Apps, Scan to E-Mail Apps, Scan To FTP Apps, Scan To SMB Apps, Scan To USB Apps, Scan To Multiple Destinations Apps, Scan to Office 365 Sharepoint Online Apps, Scan to Dropbox, Print from URL Apps, Print From Office 365 Sharepoint Online Apps and Print From Dropbox.

Purpose

The purpose of the document is to disclose information for the Xerox App Studio with respect to system security. System Security, for this paper, is defined as follows:

  1. How scan and print jobs are created and submitted
  2. How user information is stored and transmitted
  3. How the product behaves in a networked environment
  4. How the product may be accessed, both locally and remotely

NOTE: The customer must be responsible for the security of their network and the Xerox App Studio product does not establish security for any netowrk environment.

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HP Officejet Pro X Series Printers Breakthrough Design With the Environment in Mind

Printing is vital to advancing business. At the same time, environmental responsibility has come to the forefront of challenges faced by businesses today. In designing high performance products that also conserve energy and reduce waste, HP strives to help business customers make a powerful impact and leave a smaller environmental footprint.

HP’s ENERGY STAR® qualified Officejet Pro X series continues HP’s commitment to improve the sustainability of office printing. HP Officejet Pro X series printers and MFPs use up to 50% less energy and produce up to 50% less supplies waste compared to color laser printers. Automatic two-sided printing on every model creates an opportunity to save paper. And, Officejet Pro X printers meet some of the most rigorous eco-labeling requirements in the world. In addition, the HP Officejet Pro X series offers major improvements in speed and cost per page.

Breakthrough energy savings

HP Officejet Pro X series printers use up to 50% less energy than color laser printers.

Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) performed independent tests comparing HP Officejet Pro X series printers’ energy consumption to leading competitive color laser printers. BLI used test methods consistent with ENERGY STAR® Typical Electricity Consumption (TEC) methodology —an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) designed methodology to measure the energy consumption of laser printers. The methodology tests devices in sleep, warm-up, and ready modes and while printing, based on product default settings, to reflect a typical week’s electricity consumption.

In all cases, BLI found HP Officejet Pro X series to be more energy efficient than the leading competitive color laser printers by a considerable margin. Test results showed that HP Officejet Pro X series printers consumed over 85% less energy than the Lexmark product, 66-72% less than the Brother products and about 60% less than the Samsung product tested.

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Beneath the Surface: the True Cost of Enterprise Printing

Executive Summary

While today's CIOs have their heads in the cloud, they'd do well to look first under the sea at the hidden parts of the iceberg that represent the huge and unseen costs of Enterprise printing. By working with a managed print service (MPS) provider, significant cost reductions of 20% to 30% can be achieved in the total cost of printing. 

When all printing costs are uncovered, it's often a shock to CIOs to learn that company print spend is substantial, typically representing 1%–3% of an organisation's revenue(1). For many organisations, with average IT budgets running at 4% of revenue, attacking the hidden costs of printing can be the easiest target of all for cutting IT budgets. Cost reduction efforts are being made, but they are frequently focussed on the visible hard costs, which represent a fraction of the total cost. 

Research shows that less than half of organisations routinely track hardcopy costs. In addition, less than a third track the IT helpdesk and support costs associated with hardcopy, and most do not use Web and network tools to manage hardcopy devices(2).

IDC has identified the following major benefits of MPS

  • Overall cost reductions of 20% to 30% through MPS
  • A reduction in hardware costs of 25% to 60%
  • A 30% reduction in energy consumption and 20% reduction in toner consumption by upgrading products at the end of their product life cycle
  • A 10%–15% reduction in wasted output through pull printing alone
  • A 7%–14% cost saving in print-related helpdesk calls
  • A dramatic decrease in administrative costs depending on the number of previous supplier relationships 
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Canon White Paper: Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE Security

Section 1 — Introduction

“If you look at these machines as just copiers or printers, you first wonder if you really need security. Then you realize conventional office equipment now incorporates significant technology advances and capabilities that make all documents an integrated part of a corporate network that also involves the Intranet and Internet. Government agencies, corporations and non-profits are increasingly transitioning from traditional stand-alone machines to devices that integrate these functions and link them to corporate networks, raising a whole new era of information management and security issues. 

Our development of features within Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE systems are designed to help prevent data loss, help protect against unwanted device infiltration and help keep information from being compromised.”

—Dennis Amorosano, Sr. Director
Solutions Marketing & Business Support, Canon U.S.A., Inc.

As the marketplace has evolved, the technology associated with office equipment continues to develop at an ever-increasing pace. Over the last several years alone, traditional office equipment has leapfrogged in technology, expanding its functional capabilities, while at the same time becoming an integral part of the corporate network and the Internet. As a result, a new level of security awareness has become imperative. 

Canon’s attention to emerging market trends and details surrounding customer security requirements has driven the development of features within imageRUNNER ADVANCE systems, which has been designed to help thwart data loss and the potential threats posed by hackers. 

Section 1 — Introduction 

1.1 — Security Market Overview
In today’s digital world, risks to networks and devices come in more forms and from more directions than ever before. From identity theft and intellectual property loss to infection by viruses and Trojan horses, IT administrators today find themselves playing an additional role of security officer to adequately protect information and assets from threats from the outside as well as within.

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Kofax White Paper

Executive Summary

Mobile devices, including iPhones, iPads, and Android devices are an engaging and fast-growing method for enterprise interaction with business applications. This white paper addresses the integration challenges, approaches and benefits utilizing mobile devices within invoicing and accounts payable automation applications. Learn how mobile devices can be leveraged for invoice capture and data extraction, receipts, trailing documents, discrepancy resolution, approval workflows and additional processes. We will also discuss ERP integration, security and compliance.

Mobile Technology for Advanced AP Automation

Smartphones and tablet computers are the devices of choice for today’s business worker. Half of all adults have a smartphone. Android and iOS tablets and smartphones are the fastest growing computing devices in 2012, and applications that run on these devices are exploding. Typically, these are fun apps for consumers. But business applications for these devices are emerging. However they face a series of challenges, including security, compliance with internal policies, integration with systems of record and synchronization with enterprise software applications.

Finance executives, managers, and process owners are challenged to integrate these devices with process automation solutions. Accounts payable use cases include invoice scanning, invoice review and approval, receipt submission to expense reporting, the capture of miscellaneous documents such as 1099’s and applications and invoice inquiries. While applications for these use cases can reduce costs and increase process responsiveness, careful attention must be paid to the impact to core processes. Do they strengthen or weaken internal controls? Are they secure? Do they increase the quality of information or do they create new opportunities for errors? Is their information visible at all times? Are the functions they deliver to users identical to the functions that users can access from their desktops? 

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3D Printing with FDM: How it Works

A 3D printer is a machine that creates objects from plastic or other materials using an additive manufacturing process. Additive manufacturing produces objects in a succession of layers from the bottom, up. This is the opposite of traditional subtractive manufacturing processes, which produce objects by cutting material away from a block to create the shape desired. The term 3D printer was a trademark of Stratasys Inc, which, in 1999, allowed it to enter the public domain and become a generic industry term.

A 3D printer simplifies and accelerates the process of making prototypes and finished goods. The 3D printing process is so easy and yet so powerful that both home-based businesses and Fortune 500 companies count on it. Installations range from a single machine in a hobbyist’s basement to manufacturing centers with dozens of systems.

How does a 3D printer work? Beginning with computer-aided design (CAD) data, which defines a tool path, the 3D printer extrudes and deposits molten thermoplastic in layers to build the part from the bottom up. This makes very complex parts easy to produce.

Stratasys manufactures several lines of machines, including 3D printers and their big brothers, 3D production systems (or production 3D printers). This includes the Dimension® , uPrint®, Fortus®, Objet® and Mojo® product lines. At the core of each system is fused deposition modeling, or FDM Technology™. Stratasys FDM machines create functional parts by extruding and depositing thermoplastic materials in layers.

This guide will walk you step by step through the FDM process.

The “Less Paper” Office: How to Reduce Costs, Enhance Security and be a Better Global Citizen.

This is a white paper on how to use paper more responsibly, reduce the amount of paper that your organization uses and effectively drive business improvement from a cost, communication, and environmental standpoint.

Paperless or Less Paper?

As long ago as the late 20th century, people began talking about the possibility of a “paperless office.” The first prediction of the paperless office was actually introduced in an article in Business Week in 1975 on “The Office of the Future.” It became a buzzword in the 1980s. It coincided with the advent of the personal computer, and the hope was that all documents could be processed electronicallyand that paper would become irrelevant. 

Since then, a number of technologies have made it seem within our grasp—chief among them desktop publishing, the web, e-mail, XML, content management systems, e-books, and more. Today, digital information flies around the world and into, through and out of our organizations, is managed and secured in digital repositories and drives business at lightning-fast speeds.

But has paper disappeared? Not at all. Actually, paper consumption is still increasing, soaring to extremely high levels.

Paper continues to predominate in activities that involve knowledge work, reading and collaboration. Paper is becoming a more temporary medium as people print, use and discard documents rather than keeping everything they print. Paper has become a display medium for human collaboration. In The Myth of the Paperless Office, Sellen and Harper claim, “We are not headed towards offices that use less paper but rather towards offices that keep less paper.” 

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