Dow Industries Buys HP Indigo Digital Press to Cost-effectively Meet Customer Demand

<p>HP today announced that Dow Industries, a label converting firm based in Wilmington, Mass., is meeting surging customer demand for versioned, “multi SKU” product labels with a newly installed <a href="http://h10088.www1.hp.com/cda/gap/display/main/gap_content.jsp?zn=gap&am... Indigo WS6000 Digital Press</a>. </p> <p>The six-color label and packaging press is more cost-effective than the firm’s analog flexographic presses to handle the growing volume of jobs that require print-run changes to accommodate multiple SKUs. Digital presses like the HP Indigo WS6000 let clients reduce the set-up time and expenses for each change, compared with analog presses. </p> <p>“The real thrust behind digital is our customers’ increasing need to provide a greater number of SKUs, which is why we’ve brought in our fourth HP Indigo press with the new WS6000,” said Walter Dow, chief executive officer and owner, Dow Industries. “The press’s higher volumes let more of our customers gain the advantages HP Indigo digital technology brings – from its ability to reduce client inventory needs, to its superior image quality.”</p>


Improved Change Management Drives Availability, Reduces Risk

Capture In the past, much of that investment was targeted towards infrastructure design, including tried-and-true architectural fundamentals like hardware redundancy. But in recent years, the company pursued another priority: implementing management tools and processes to better quantify—and thereby reduce—the risk of application outages. This includes establishing best practices around change management procedures—which is why the company implemented HP Universal Configuration Management Database (CMDB) software.

Complex environment, complex interdependencies

The company’s requirements for more disciplined change management processes stem in large part from the complexity of its technology environment. From a hardware perspective, multiple data centers house a mix of mainframes—plus a few thousand distributed servers. These include a large mix of HP ProLiant BL460c G6 and BL680c G5 server blades, and ProLiant DL580 G5 servers as well as other HP servers; virtually all of the company’s x86 server hardware is HP, for instance.

This architecture, in turn, links to some 25,000 to 30,000 workstations for use by the company’s full-time and contract employees. On the software side, thousands of internet, mainframe and distributed applications serve the company’s internal and external customers. Applications data is maintained within hundreds of thousands of databases.

HP Announces New Mission-critical Solutions to Simplify, Consolidate Technology Environments

<p>PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 27, 2010 - HP today announced integrated solutions that simplify operations and accelerate IT resource consolidation, enabling clients to streamline their delivery of mission-critical application services.</p> <p>Chief information officers must ensure high availability of their most critical applications while simplifying management of the technology infrastructure and reducing costs. The new HP StorageWorks P9500 Disk Array and enhancements to the HP-UX portfolio for Integrity systems improve application service delivery by providing an open, integrated architecture for the most demanding workloads, virtually anywhere and at any time.</p> <p>“Enterprises need to simplify their technology environments and reduce overall costs, but cannot afford to sacrifice reliability, availability or security of mission-critical applications,” said David Roberson, senior vice president and general manager, StorageWorks, HP. “The HP Converged Infrastructure breaks down costly and inefficient technology silos to reduce complexity and improve resiliency.”</p> <p><strong>Accelerated consolidation with lower total cost of ownership</strong> <br />The new P9500 builds on five generations of HP StorageWorks XP Disk Array technology. With a new user-centric design and standards-based architecture, the P9500 increases the amount of data managed per administrator and doubles power efficiency while cutting data center floor space requirements in half.(1)</p> <p>Application-level quality of service controls enable clients to efficiently use and share storage resources while enabling the delivery of mission-critical service-level agreements. A fact sheet on the HP StorageWorks P9500 is available here.</p>


HP Unveils World’s Most Collaborative Large-format Printer Solutions

<p>HP today unveiled new products and solutions, including the world’s most collaborative printer,<sup>(1)</sup> that enable technical design teams to easily access, share and print large-format project files online anytime, anywhere.</p> <p>The new suite of products helps design professionals in the architecture, engineering and construction industries collaborate across multiple locations, streamline processes and reduce costs. It includes:</p> <ul> <li>The HP Designjet T2300 eMultifunction Printer (eMFP) – the industry’s first web-ready large-format printer with scan, print and copy functionality.<sup>(1)</sup> Designed to match today’s collaborative and mobile work styles, the new system makes it easy to share and manage content with project members around the world. </li> <li>HP ePrint &amp; Share – which allows design professionals to automatically create, print, share and manage project files online using desktop or mobile devices.<sup>(2)</sup></li> <li>The HP Designjet T7100 Printer – a high-speed monochrome and color printing system with breakthrough total cost of ownership compared to competing technologies.<sup>(3)</sup></li> </ul> <p>“Today’s announcement is much more than a printer, it is a tool to transform the design process,” said Christopher Morgan, senior vice president, Graphics Solutions Business, Imaging and Printing Group, HP. “With the HP ePrint platform extended to the technical market, design professionals now can focus on building and executing their ideas, rather than on managing cumbersome design and print processes.”</p>


HP Unveils Print Solutions, Including 10 Industry-first Innovations, that Transform Print Features into Digital Content Solutions

<p>HP today announced multiple innovations across its printing portfolio, including <a href="http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/newsroom/press_kits/2010/InnovationSummit/Indus... industry-first technologies</a> that significantly improve how customers interact with their digital content. </p> <p>The new solutions are designed to help enable all customers – from consumers to small and midsize businesses (SMBs) to enterprise organizations – to better manage and access digital content, convert information from paper to digital with one touch, and quickly unlock content repositories in the enterprise.</p> <p>HP made the announcements from the stage of a global news conference, joined by prominent partners and customers, including Jerry Yang, co-founder of Yahoo!; <a href="http://www.ivankatrumpcollection.com/">Ivanka Trump</a>, renowned entrepreneur, co-founder of the Trump Hotel Collection and founder of the Ivanka Trump Collection; Rob Lips, vice president of QuickBooks Product Marketing at Intuit; Ed Febinger, vice president of Inventory and Manufacturing Strategy at Pearson PLC; and Matias del Campo, founder and principal at SPAN Architecture &amp; Design. </p> <p>“HP is unleashing innovation and has once again made the future a reality,” said <a href="http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/execteam/bios/joshi.html">Vyomesh Joshi</a>, executive vice president, Imaging and Printing Group, HP. “We have transformed the flow of content for all customers letting them access, share, print and manage content virtually anytime or anywhere in the world.” </p>


HP Delivers “Just Right IT” Portfolio for Small Businesses

<p>HP today introduced its <a href="http://h20384.www2.hp.com/serverstorage/us/en/solutions/just-right-it.ht...“Just Right IT”</a> portfolio, which makes it easy for micro and small businesses to get exactly the IT capabilities they need at just the right time and just the right price so they can focus on better serving their customers.</p> <p>The portfolio includes new server, printer and PC products designed and priced “just right” to deliver affordability and value to small businesses. </p> <p>“While small to mid-size businesses (SMBs) remain cautious about the economy, they continue to look for ways to simplify operations and prepare for growth,” said Anil Miglani, senior vice president at AMI Partners, a strategy consulting firm. “HP, with the help of its channel partners, offers an expanded technology portfolio with realistic financing options that enable SMBs to manage data expansion, improve employee productivity and retain, as well as attract, clients.” </p> <p><b>Simplify management of business operations</b></p> <p>Designed for micro and small businesses with increasing IT needs and constrained budgets, the following HP solutions make it easier to increase productivity by providing: </p> <ul> <li>Increased reliability with the <a href="http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/us/en/sm/WF05a/15351-15351-4237916-423791... ProLiant MicroServer</a>. Leading the lineup of Just Right IT offerings, this quiet, energy-efficient server combines affordability, performance and data protection for businesses with up to 10 employees. It helps them more effectively centralize information and access files faster so employees can more easily share information while knowing business and customer data are secure. </li> </ul>


Metrofuser Introduces Remanufactured LaserJet P3015 Fuser to Market

<p>Roselle NJ – September 7th, 2010 Laser printer parts manufacturer Metrofuser (<a href="http://www.metrofuser.com">www.metrofuser.com</a>) has introduced remanufactured fusers for the Hewlett Packard LaserJet P3010/P3015 printers (RM1-6274)</p> <p>“Reliable laser printer parts solutions are in high demand with the advent of more feature-rich laser printers in the marketplace - particularly for Hewlett Packard LaserJet printers,&quot; stated Will DeMuth, Chief Operating Officer, &quot;Our customers require the most precise imaging technology in this demanding market and our R&amp;D team has devised a solution for the P3015fuser.&quot;</p> <p>&quot;We believe remanufacturing is not only a eco-friendly alternative, but it is also a chance for the part to evolve from its original state. At Metrofuser each repair generation is an evolution to greater quality - a continuous improvement from the original factory model. From implementing engineering upgrades and component-level redesigns all the way through to process engineering efficiencies, the evolution and innovation never stops at Metrofuser.&quot;</p>


HP Introduces Virtualized Storage Services to Improve Data Management for Clients

<p>PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 1, 2010 </p> <p>HP Enterprise Services today announced a new storage management capability that helps clients better organize and manage the explosion of digitized data to gain superior control of their information while improving asset utilization.</p> <p>The <a href="http://h20195.www2.hp.com/V2/GetPDF.aspx/4AA1-0554ENW.pdf">HP Virtualized Storage Service</a> (VSS) can save clients up to 30 percent in costs by maximizing utilization and moving appropriate data to less expensive storage tiers.<sup>(1)</sup></p> <p>HP VSS manages data and improves efficiency through thin provisioning and data tiering: </p> <ul> <li><u>Thin provisioning</u> taps unused storage space within a network and creates a pool that each storage instance can use. By pooling together available storage space, clients can maximize the utilization of storage assets to keep costs in check. </li> <li><u>Data tiering</u> helps clients eliminate downtime and more efficiently store critical data by allowing them to move data based on its priority from one tier to another without an outage.&#160; </li> </ul> <p>The advanced capabilities of HP VSS can be accessed via HP data center facilities or in-house systems with HP Enterprise Services remote service capacities. Using <a href="http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/us/en/en/WF05a/12169-304616-304628-304628... StorageWorks XP Disk Array</a> systems and the XP line of software in tandem with HP VSS allows clients to benefit from the latest storage technology without the risks and time investment involved in an in-house, client-led deployment.</p>


Simply Brilliant Braille HP Teams with ViewPlus to Put Braille in Living Color

Capture1 Objective:

ViewPlus wanted to develop a too to help people with visual impairments communicate better with their sighted counterparts.


ViewPlus teamed up with HP Specialty Printing Systems (SPS) to combine HP TIJ 2.x color inkjet printing technology with advanced paper embossing technology to produce raised color text and graphics, making it possible for people who are sighted and visually impaired, or have learning disabilities, to collaborate on the same document, communicate more effective and develop better comprehension and learning. HP SPS also helped bring the resulting product to market by providing engineering support and featuring the prototype at trade shows.

IT improvements:

• Emprint features a fully integrated solution without the need for an add-on product • Documents printed with Emprint have the same high quality as documents printed with HP inkjet printers • Emprint uses the same paper and reliable ink cartridges as HP inkjet printers • Emprint can print Braille and ink together or separate

Business benefits:

• Coupling HP color inkjet printing technology with Braille embossing serves multiple needs; people with visual impairments, normal sight and learning disabilities can work together more effective• Partnership with HP ensures high-quality printing and further bolsters credibility in the marketplace • Tripled initial sales forecasts in its frst month on the market


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