HP Strengthens HAVEn Big Data Platform to Power New Class of Human Information Applications

PALO ALTO, Calif. — HP Autonomy today announced a new version of HP IDOL that deepens integration with key components of HP’s HAVEn big data platform—HP ArcSight, HP Vertica and Apache Hadoop—and significantly expands HP IDOL’s analytics, reliability and ease of use.

Big data is rapidly transitioning from an exclusive domain reserved for data scientists running complex algorithms, to a more mainstream market in which organizations rely on powerful analytics for an expanding set of everyday, operational applications. These organizations seek a flexible, secure and high-speed platform that can economically combine structured data, machine data, and new forms of unstructured, human information.

HP IDOL 10.5 builds on initial integration with each HP HAVEn component, thereby enabling organizations and partners to more easily build big data applications for a broad spectrum of analytic applications. Organizations can now take advantage of HP Vertica’s unmatched data processing speeds, HP ArcSight’s industry-leading information security, as well as resource investments in creating Hadoop data repositories—all within a single integrated information platform.

TC Transcontinental Printing Accelerates Speed to Market with HP T400 Inkjet Web Press

PALO ALTO, Calif. — HP today announced that TC Transcontinental Printing, the largest printer in Canada, has installed the world’s first HP T400 Color Inkjet Web Press integrated with an Epic WebCoat 400.(1)

This new solution, set up in the printer’s Aurora, Ontario, location, helps TC Transcontinental Printing simplify its workflow, reduce delivery time and grow its direct marketing services.

TC Transcontinental Printing produces a range of print applications, including personalized direct mail pieces, marketing solicitation letters, loyalty coupons for grocery retailers and other promotional self-mailers. Volumes, order sizes and variable-data content have made conventional printing technologies increasingly less efficient to use.

Equitrac Enhances Document Accounting Offering for the Office, Educations, and Legal Markets


Equitrac's document accounting systems product line continues to evolve. In its latest announcement, the company is in a solid position to maintain a market leadership role for cost recovery applications (e.g., legal and other professional services) and to take advantage of the problem of unmanaged document costs and pay-for-copy/print opportunities. Equitrac has done well in the established cost recovery markets and has shown signs of success for document accounting in the emerging general office and education markets. Keys for future success lie in: 
  • A growing market interest in tracking hardcopy usage. Many organizations are beginning to recognize the high costs associated with producing documents on paper. If left unmanaged and untracked, document costs can spiral out of control. Equitrac technology helps identify excessive costs or waste associated with copying and printing so that organizations can better manage and/or reduce the costs of producing hardcopy documents. 
  • Ongoing product evolution. Equitrac continues to add several new or enhanced features to its document accounting system software to bring greater cost efficiencies for the office, education, and professional services markets. 
  • Embedded technology developments. Equitrac has partnered with several hardcopy market leaders including Canon, eCopy, EFI, HP, Ricoh Sharp, and Xerox to develop embedded Equitrac solutions for these vendors' products. 
  • Building on a market leadership position. Equitrac has an established market leadership role in the cost recovery market. As an example, most of the top U.S. law firms use Equitrac technology. Additionally, the company claims an impressive base of more than 10,000 customers worldwide. 

HP 3PAR Thin Technologies


Balancing the storage needs of new projects or of unpredictable workloads against limited resources is the prime challenge of IT managers today. Of the many proposed solutions for improving storage efficiency, few are actually implemented. Of those implemented, fewer still achieve demonstrable success.

Thin provisioning has achieved widespread adoption as it dramatically increases capacity efficiencies. It has become a data center “must have” for its ability to break the connection between logical and physical capacity. However, not all thin-provisioning implementations deliver the same results. Some are complex to deploy, while others use coarse allocation units and cannot deliver the required space savings.

Thin provisioning allows a volume to be created and made available as a logical unit number (LUN) to a host without the need to dedicate physical storage until it is actually needed. HP 3PAR Thin Provisioning software has long been considered the gold standard in thin provisioning for its simplicity and efficiency. Unlike other “bolt-on” implementations, HP 3PAR Thin Provisioning software is simple and efficient, helps your organization start new projects more quickly and on demand and save millions of dollars. HP 3PAR Thin Provisioning leverages the dedicate-on-write approach of HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage, allowing enterprises like yours to purchase only the disk capacity they actually need. HP 3PAR Thin Provisioning integrates seamlessly with VMware vSphere, Windows® Server 2012, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and Symantec Veritas Storage Foundation—greatly enhancing the operative and administrative efficiency of these platforms.

While HP 3PAR Thin Provisioning software is extremely simple to deploy and use, a certain amount of planning is advantageous to maximize its benefits. This paper documents best practices on thin provisioning on HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage and is intended for administrators looking to get the most out of their HP 3PAR StoreServ deployment. In addition, it describes other HP 3PAR thin technologies that you can use in conjunction with HP 3PAR Thin Provisioning software to maximize its effectiveness. Unique to HP 3PAR StoreServ, HP 3PAR Thin Conversion software enables you to reduce capacity requirements by 50 percent or more by deploying HP 3PAR StoreServ in place of legacy storage.

Outsourcing Network Support: The Surprising Strategy That Helps You Spend Less for Higher Uptime

Executive Summary

Today, network support is a fundamental aspect of every organization because network performance has a direct effect on profitability and customer service. This white paper examines why large organizations tend to outsource network support, and explains why small and mediumsized businesses (SMBs) should pursue the same strategy: to gain critical advantages in costefficiency, end-user productivity, and network uptime.

Network support services range from one-time projects to complete management of the tools and technology required to keep a network running: hardware, software, and infrastructure. Large organizations tend to outsource these services because they are complex and expensive to deliver internally, and because outsourcing creates opportunities to maximize return on investment from technology while reducing operating costs.

In SMB environments, network support is typically assigned to a single person or a small team. During times of peak network stress, this lack of internal resources creates significant problems. Outsourcing network support in SMB environments helps alleviate this problem, and allows each organization to pay only for what it needs. Important services for SMBs to consider for outsourcing include management of hardware, document output, software, and infrastructure, as well as offsite services such as remote monitoring, remote maintenance, and managed security.

There are four ways to build a case for outsourcing network support, all of which will appeal to an executive audience: 1. Outsourcing enables organizations to reallocate resources; 2. Outsourcing helps reduce operating expenses; 3. Outsourcing delivers critical competitive advantages; and 4. Outsourcing makes it easier to take advantage of new technology.

Xerox and Information Security - Protecting Your Data So You Can Focus on What Matters: The Success of Your Business or Organization


Information is every organization’s key asset, and security is essential to the office—for documents and for any devices connected to the network. And in the 21st century, the network is the hub of virtually all business activity.

The threat is very real and the stakes are growing at exponential rates. A breach in the security of an organization’s documents can result in unauthorized use of sensitive or proprietary information. It can lead to harmful disclosure, stolen or compromised intellectual property and trade secrets. And for many organizations, these security breaches can end with costly fines and litigation, to the tune of hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars.

When it comes to networked multifunction printers, or MFPs, additional vulnerabilities can be present because these devices can print, copy, scan to network destinations, send email attachments and handle incoming and outgoing fax transmissions. For those in IT, it’s critical to the security of an organization’s network to make sure that security infractions can’t happen through network-connected MFPs—or at the devices themselves. 

After all, attacks can originate in unexpected ways:

  • The phone line attached to an MFP could be used to access the network
  • The web server used to manage the MFPs and printers may be vulnerable to attack
  • Unprotected electronic data can be inappropriately accessed while at rest on the hard disk,or in motion to/from the device
  • Malicious emails can be sent from an MFP with no audit trail

A multifunction device is a sophisticated, multiple sub-system IT platform, and meaningful security measures must comprehend every element of the platform.

Kyocera MyQ Version 4.4 - Whitepaper

1. MyQ Functionality Overview

1.1. MyQ System Introduction

1.1.1. Complete solution for printing services

The main objective of the MyQ system is to offer universal tool providing all services related to print, copy and
scan in one package. Flexibility of MyQ system allows the customer to use only functions he/she currently needs
and expend it easily any time in the future if required.

1.1.2. Easy installation and management

Integration of all monitoring and printing functions into a single unified system results in an easy and intuitive
operation with minimal requirements for installation and system administration.

1.1.3. High compatibility

To fulfill the real market requirements, MyQ assures the most possible level of compatibility in all three related
topics IT environment, device equipment and ID technology.

  • Support for Citrix or MS Terminal Server environments
  • Support for MS Cluster (also possible to use the built-in MyQ Easy Cluster)
  • Printing from Windows, Linux and MAC OS plus support of AS400 or SAP
  • More than 1600 supported print/copy devices from more than 25 vendors
  • Nearly 20 technologies for user identification supported in standard, easy customization enables to connect almost every reader available on the market

Carbonite Online Backup Data Security Practices


When you entrust valuable data to an online backup provider, you must feel confident your data is private, secure, and can be restored without corruption. Carbonite uses state-of-the-art technology, secure infrastructure, and industry-leading standard operating procedures to keep our customers’ data safely backed up and easily restorable. There are five areas of critical importance for an online backup solution:

  • Highly redundant storage
  • Hardened data center facilities and best-in-class operations
  • Specialized system monitoring software
  • World-class network security and encryption
  • Transparent access to your backup status


Carbonite uses RAID 6 technology throughout our data centers. RAID 6 is a version of the “redundant array of independent disks” enterprise storage architecture that is optimized for data protection. This state-of-the-art technology is used around the world for the most demanding data security applications. In our implementation, your data is spread across 15 disk drives, with no less than three copies of your backup set. This means that in the unlikely event any one of the 15 drives fails, it can be “hot swapped”, or replaced in real-time, with no loss of data. This technology helps Carbonite ensure that single-disk failure never impacts our customers’ data.

Konica Minolta Optimized Print Services

Managed Print Services Improve the Core Business

It’s never been cheaper to loose money in printing. Printer and similar hardcopy device (multifunctional devices, faxes etc.) along with toner, ink and/or click prices are continuously going down. Hardcopy documents are said to be of less and less importance. So, why should anybody in any company make any effort to tightly control and effectively manage the printer fleet?

Reality reveals a different picture: printing more and more becomes an issue for companies’ optimization initiatives. First, because printing is one of the last domains in which enterprise IT governance finds substantial potential for improvement. Only a couple of years ago the former “copier” has actually been added to IT management’s responsibilities. It has officially become part of the “output peripherals” which the “ordinary” printer belongs to since long. All of sudden, there is joint view on the complete device fleet which provokes questioning if it really meets the company’s business needs – or rather the individual inclinations of many single users. “Right-sizing” is the keyword driving optimization projects in this respect.

Second, it comes to mind what it means to operate an organically grown fleet of “cheap buys”. What has long become strategy for providing the workers with PC workstations is now sought to be applied for printers and other output peripherals, too. Always buying the same limited set of models might bring higher purchase prices. But savings in administrating and supporting, in building internal know how of users and user helpdesk staff, of unifying commercial processes are more than justifying. This is a fact that only controlling external spending will rather likely never reveal. An internal or external consultant will be needed to deeply look into the related process cost to identify whether it’s cheaper to work with one professional service provider or to burden each business unit with doing their own analysis and optimizing their individual sub-targets. 

Xerox® ConnectKey™ for SharePoint® Simple, Smart and Flexible

Even in today’s digital age, many companies are still drowning in a sea of paper. One reason may be because some businesses still believe that document workflow automation is too costly, complicated and time consuming. Xerox® ConnectKey™ for Microsoft® SharePoint®, powered by Autostore, changes all that, providing a highly productive workflow solution that’s easy to setup and use—and even easier on your budget.

Simplify your workflow—and make your office more productive every day.

Say goodbye to the costly multi-step process of manually converting paper files to digital. With Xerox® ConnectKey for SharePoint you can directly route your documents to existing SharePoint libraries and Windows folders for greater simplicity. With one easy process, you can create searchable PDF documents with meaningful file names, making your office more productive every day.

With ConnectKey for SharePoint, a user can scan directly to a server. If that isn’t simple enough, when authentication is enabled on your multifunction printer (MFP), a ‘Scan To My Site’ button can be added to automatically route the scanned document to the user’s My Site in SharePoint. 

The smart way to get more work done.

With ConnectKey’s powerful Optical Character Recognition (OCR) engine, you can quickly convert paper documents into electronic files—including MS Word® and Excel® files that can be easily updated. ConnectKey also enables the creation of fully text-searchable PDF documents—so you can quickly find information when needed. ConnectKey even knows when you make changes to your SharePoint libraries and updates the workflows on your MFP through our “Ready Now” technology. Now that’s smart!


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