HP Color Planning Guide: Evaluating Color Printers Is Easier Than You Think.

<p><a href="http://www.officeproductnews.net/files/color_planning_guide.pdf"><img title="2009-11-23_223505" style="border-right: 0px; border-top: 0px; display: inline; margin: 0px 10px 10px 0px; border-left: 0px; border-bottom: 0px" height="239" alt="2009-11-23_223505" src="http://www.officeproductnews.net/files/20091123_223505_0.gif" width="190" align="left" border="0" /></a> Color printing in the office is no longer limited to a specialized department or niche marketing firms or large-scale enterprises with considerable financial resources. Today, color printing is an essential tool in everyday business, a necessity for competing in a fast-paced and dynamic marketplace. In fact, the question in most offices — large and small — is not “whether” to incorporate color printers into their operations, but rather “when and how.”</p> <p>As you consider expanding the color printing capabilities in your own office, important questions will arise that affect not only your purchasing decision, but also your strategies for effective use of color printing throughout the organization. This guide provides answers to common questions about color printing that will make you a better and more-informed user of color printing.&#160; Each section of this guide provides a different perspective for evaluating printers. You may not need to read the entire document before choosing a printer. Any one of the sections may provide the answers you need. If you find you need more information, simply move to another perspective (section). Each section begins by posing a question:</p>

Balanced Deployment at Work

<p><a href="http://www.officeproductnews.net/files/BalancedDeployment_1.pdf"><img title="2009-11-19_200501" style="border-right: 0px; border-top: 0px; display: inline; margin: 0px 10px 10px 0px; border-left: 0px; border-bottom: 0px" height="239" alt="2009-11-19_200501" src="http://www.officeproductnews.net/files/20091119_200501_0.gif" width="190" align="left" border="0" /></a> Recent IDC research suggests that “a large site with 1,000 plus employees is paying $200 plus per employee in direct hardcopy costs alone.”* So, not surprisingly Gartner research reveals a new trend in the way organizations think about managing their printing and imaging environments. “By YE05, 60 percent of all enterprises will have begun an enterprise wide effort to optimize document output fleet spending through changes to their purchasing and asset management policies.”** The same research suggests that there are significant savings to be had by those who turn their thinking into action, “Through YE08, enterprises that actively manage their document output fleets will be able to save between 10 percent and 30 percent of their recurrent spending.”</p>

HP Document Management Solutions®

<p><a href="http://www.officeproductnews.net/files/autostore_sharepoint_doc.pdf"><img title="2009-11-16_210659" style="border-right: 0px; border-top: 0px; display: inline; margin: 0px 10px 10px 0px; border-left: 0px; border-bottom: 0px" height="239" alt="2009-11-16_210659" src="http://www.officeproductnews.net/files/20091116_210659_1.gif" width="190" align="left" border="0" /></a> Streamline business processes, enhance information workflows and enable effortless information collaboration with HP MFPs, HP AutoStore and Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server.</p> <p>Document capture and management = instant access to information</p> <p>Together HP MFPs, HP AutoStore and Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server provide a superior document capture and management framework, giving you increased access to business information and the ability to easily share the information—for a reduction in costs and more efficient workflows.</p> <p>Businesses experience a constant challenge in managing and accessing the volumes of documents generated each day, including e-mails, faxes and a range of other materials. In addition, information is stored in a variety of ways and in a variety of locations, making it difficult to find the right document at the right time. Complex paper-based systems result in ineffective, time-consuming and costly business operations.</p>

Improve Your Productivity and Facilitate Knowledge Sharing By Automating Your Document Capture and Management Process

<p><a href="http://www.officeproductnews.net/files/autoStore45datasheet20063final.pd... title="2009-11-12_182727" style="border-right: 0px; border-top: 0px; display: inline; margin: 0px 10px 10px 0px; border-left: 0px; border-bottom: 0px" height="239" alt="2009-11-12_182727" src="http://www.officeproductnews.net/files/20091112_182727_0.gif" width="190" align="left" border="0" /></a>In today's business environment, documents come in all forms and shapes, with many of them still in paper format. AutoStore is uniquely designed to capture, index and route documents regardless of file format or the source of content.</p> <p>One platform for all of your capture and compliance needs. <br />Knowledge workers in today's business environment not only have to&#160; worry about their own tasks, they also need to worry about how to address corporate mandates and compliance issues. <br />Q: How do you deal with all of these rules and directives? <br />A: With AutoStore you don't have to. <br />AutoStore manages all of the capture workflow rules and processes, which are set up by the IT administrator. All you need to do is click the right button on the copier, or select the right workflow from within your Microsoft Office environment.</p>

HP Color Planning Guide

<p><a href="http://www.officeproductnews.net/files/approachchoosingcolorprinters.pdf... title="2009-11-09_185013" style="border-right: 0px; border-top: 0px; display: inline; margin: 0px 10px 10px 0px; border-left: 0px; border-bottom: 0px" height="223" alt="2009-11-09_185013" src="http://www.officeproductnews.net/files/20091109_185013_0.gif" width="174" align="left" border="0" /></a> Color in the workplace—it’s here to stay.</p> <p>Color printing is a powerful tool that is now considered a mainstay in most organizations—from everyday printing to high-end production. In fact, the question in most organizations of all sizes is not whether to incorporate color into their printing and imaging activities, but what choices to make to best fit their needs.</p> <p>The good news is that determining the right color printing and imaging choices doesn’t have to be a daunting task. This guide will help you determine the HP products you need to create a productive, efficient color printing and imaging environment.</p>

Achieving The CXO 's Agenda: Bottom-Line Benefits of the Optimized Imaging Infrastructure

<p> <br /><a href="http://www.officeproductnews.net/files/achievingthecxosagenda.pdf"><img title="2009-11-05_181757" style="border-right: 0px; border-top: 0px; display: inline; margin: 0px 10px 10px 0px; border-left: 0px; border-bottom: 0px" height="239" alt="2009-11-05_181757" src="http://www.officeproductnews.net/files/20091105_181757_0.gif" width="190" align="left" border="0" /></a> EXECUTIVE SUMMARY <br />Many companies searching for areas where they can show operational improvements while also cutting costs have turned their focus to their imaging and printing infrastructure. A new set of tools, technologies, and processes – combined with more networked environments – has given companies the means to optimize their imaging operations. <br />Remote management of imaging assets now enables companies to centralize key functions, improve their ability to respond to changing business priorities, and ultimately reduce the cost of support and maintenance. Improved reporting capabilities have helped companies optimize their mix of imaging assets and streamline their imaging investments. Companies also have shown that core business processes can be made more efficient by improving the way documents are integrated into traditional workflows. Overall, the companies implementing these measures achieved direct cost savings of between 8% and 41%, with the greatest savings a result of reduced spending on hardcopy devices, reduced IT support costs, and lowered consumables spending.</p>

FormPort Designer

<p><a href="http://www.officeproductnews.net/files/FormPortDesigner.pdf"><img title="2009-10-30_171825" style="border-right: 0px; border-top: 0px; display: inline; margin: 0px 10px 10px 0px; border-left: 0px; border-bottom: 0px" height="239" alt="2009-10-30_171825" src="http://www.officeproductnews.net/files/20091030_171825_0.gif" width="190" align="left" border="0" /></a> If you’ve already made Capella Technologies FormPort Flash/DIMM or FormPort Server products part of your organization’s <br />output strategy, you’ve taken the first step in converting plain ASCII data from legacy enterprise applications into finished, <br />professional forms. Now, Capella Technologies invites you to fully leverage this solution with Capella Technologies FormPort <br />Designer.</p> <p> <br />Develop New Forms on Demand <br />Many FormPort users rely on Capella Technologies or third party resources to develop their organization’s form templates. While this process works well for companies with a limited number of forms and infrequent updates, it does not provide the fl exibility needed for organizations with regular or time-critical modification requirements. <br />Capella Technologies FormPort Designer gives you all the tools you need to develop your own form templates, exactly to your specifications and exactly when you need them. No more waiting!</p>

MHP (Multi-Host Printing) Solution

<p><a href="http://www.officeproductnews.net/files/2_3_6_MHP_Data.pdf"><img title="2009-10-28_194003" style="border-right: 0px; border-top: 0px; display: inline; margin: 0px 10px 10px; border-left: 0px; border-bottom: 0px" height="238" alt="2009-10-28_194003" src="http://www.officeproductnews.net/files/20091028_194003_1.gif" width="190" align="left" border="0" /></a> In IBM host printer environments, companies are traditionally forced to choose between two output options. They can choose printers and servers equipped to support the graphics-rich IPDS data stream, or they can opt for the more affordable and significantly more pervasive SCS data stream. With its ability to support formatted text, barcodes, logos, images and other graphics, IPDS is ideal for printing invoices, checks, statements, inventory tracking paperwork and more, but this technology comes at a significant premium in both the IBM server and printer hardware. SCS, on the other hand, is standard on many IBM host servers, including the popular iSeries mid-range servers, and is readily available through a wide range of more affordable printing solutions. However, this text-based data stream is generally only suitable for printing “green bar” reports and other limited textbased documents.</p> <p>But what if there was a way to combine the power of graphicsrich documents with the pervasiveness of the SCS data stream? Better still, how about if one could output such documents on widely available and highly cost-effective HP LaserJet Printers and HP LaserJet MFP’s (Multi-Function Printers)? Capella Technologies provides such a valuable printing solution to IBM host environments.</p>

10 Ways HP MFPs Save You Time and Money and Help Protect Your Information

<p>Time </p> <p><a href="http://www.officeproductnews.net/files/10ways.pdf"><img title="Case Study" style="border-right: 0px; border-top: 0px; display: inline; margin: 10px 10px 10px 0px; border-left: 0px; border-bottom: 0px" height="223" alt="Case Study" src="http://www.officeproductnews.net/files/CaseStudy_0.gif" width="174" align="left" border="0" /></a> 1. Spend less time managing devices IT departments spend 15% of their time on printerrelated issues. Consolidation results in fewer hardcopy devices to manage and a smaller inventory of supplies and spare parts to maintain. Plus, network integration makes MFPs easier and less expensive to support than their standalone counterparts. </p> <p>2. Reduce time spent walking from device to device By combining printing, copying, faxing, scanning and digital sending (scan to email, folder, etc.) in a single device, MFPs give information workers network access to all the capabilities they need to effectively and efficiently handle digital and paper documents. </p> <p>3. Experience fewer network bottlenecks Where some competitive devices force you to accept performance/print-quality tradeoffs, HP LaserJet and Color LaserJet MFPs feature advanced processing and imaging technology, ensuring you of consistently high-quality output at full engine speeds and realworld performance that often surpasses competing products boasting faster engine specifications. This is because, generally, HP LaserJet and Color LaserJet MFPs and printers are designed to offer their best output quality at full engine speed. Many competing devices slow down considerably in best print quality mode due to issues like formatter bottlenecks or employing solid-ink technology.</p>

Fundamentals of Security

<p><a href="http://docs.google.com/a/techcenterboise.com/gview?a=v&amp;pid=gmail&amp... title="Fundamentals of Security" style="border-top-width: 0px; display: inline; border-left-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; margin: 0px 10px 0px 0px; border-right-width: 0px" height="239" alt="Fundamentals of Security" src="http://www.officeproductnews.net/files/FundamentalsofSecurity.gif" width="190" align="left" border="0" /></a> </p> <p><strong>Security without sacrifice: Konica Minolta security standards</strong></p> <p> <br />Konica Minolta realized early on the importance of security issues in the digital age, where the risk of seriously damaging security breaches rises dramatically alongside rapidly growing worldwide communication possibilities. </p> <p> <br />In response to these threats, Konica Minolta has taken a leading role in developing and implementing security-based information technology in our multifunctional products. Ever since the introduction of the first Konica Minolta MFP, Konica Minolta has strived to develop and implement technology that safeguards the confidentiality of electronic <br />documents.</p> <p> <br />The most important IT based security standard in the world is ISO 15408, also known as Common Criteria certification. Konica Minolta has newly introduced multifunctional bizhub products validated to Common Criteria EAL3 security standards. Common Criteria (CC) is the only internationally recognized standard for IT security testing.</p> <p>Printers, copiers and software with the ISO 15408 certification are security evaluated, and guarantee the security levels <br />that companies look for today. With the CC certification users can rest assured that on Konica Minolta’s multifunctional <br />devices their confidential data remain confidential.</p> <p> <br />The Konica Minolta security standards provide protection in more than one respect, securing the network and network <br />access, ensuring secure, authorized access to individual output devices, restricting functionalities where required, and <br />protecting all personal user data and information content processed on the bizhub output systems.&#160; Konica Minolta takes the security concerns of its customers seriously. This is why almost all of Konica Minolta’s comprehensive security functionality is standard on the new-generation bizhub systems. After all, users should not have to pay for capabilities that are an essential requirement for protecting customers’ sensitive corporate information <br />in the digital age!</p> <p> <br />This document discusses various generally important security requirements, and explains how Konica Minolta MFPs <br />comply with the rules and regulations set forth in the ISO 15408 (Common Criteria).</p>