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HP hones in on partner enablement through HP University launch

Rob O'Neill | Sept. 13, 2017
Following trials with partners worldwide, HP University offers one-stop shop for training and certification.

The technology can inspect outbound network connections typically abused by malware, determine what is normal and then stop suspicious activity.

If compromised, it will automatically trigger a reboot to initiate HP Sure Start self-healing procedures, all without the need for IT intervention.

"HP is empowering our partners to deliver amazing experiences for customers by reinventing printing for an on-demand world," HP president of imaging and printing Enrique Lores added.

"As the cyber landscape evolves and the path of work transforms, we will drive partner success with innovative new services and solutions for printing easily and securely, enabling increased services and revenue opportunities."

The launch follows the establishment of a security advisory panel, consisting of three global security experts - including former hackers - to advise on the ever-changing threat landscape.

As reported by Reseller News , a former New Zealand Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) engineer is one of three security experts powering the new advisory board.

Justine Bone, who began her career doing reverse engineering and vulnerability research at the Kiwi security agency, will join board leader and former hacker Michael Calce, also known as "Mafiaboy", and security consultant Robert Masse on the new body.


DaaS enhancements

Alongside partner enablement and security announcements, HP also bolstered DaaS offerings, with more effective fleet management derived from analytics, coupled with three simplified plans to help customers achieve greater efficiency and better user experiences.

"HP DaaS is the only solution for customers and partners that manage multi-OS and multi-device environments, offers the deepest insights with our proprietary analytics platform and proactive fleet management capabilities, and provides the right lifecycle services tailored to individual needs," HP vice president and general manager of personal systems services Bill Avey added.

According to Avey, mixed-device environments are the norm in today's world, with managing multiple device types, operating system (OS) platforms and vendors becoming increasingly difficult for organisations.

As outlined by IDC research, more than 60 per cent of IT teams report that resources are drained by device management, with DaaS solutions now being implemented or considered by 40 per cent of businesses.

"Insight empowers clients with strategic guidance and intelligent technology solutions to help them manage their technology today so they can transform for tomorrow and get a competitive edge," Insight senior vice president of product marketing Bob Kane added.

"HP DaaS helps us provide clients with the value of the simplified support, predictive analytics, and proactive device and security management features they require.

"Teaming with HP to deliver complete solutions with a simplified purchasing model for customers gives our mutual clients ways to run smarter."

Furthermore, HP CEO Dion Weisler said among other advantages, the DaaS package would enable the creation of managed services for devices "from birth to burial".


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