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HP drives “business-first” approach to mobility

Zafirah Salim | Feb. 11, 2015
The technology company is launching new devices and services, as well as building network of partners to create better working solutions for its enterprise consumers.

HP recently unveiled new commercial mobility solutions that aim to transform the workplace and unlock the power of productivity.

The technology company said that the launch of these eight new mobile devices, a range of accessories, along with new strategic relationships can help companies to streamline and simplify their business operations, while providing the IT department with confidence that the task can be managed securely.

Amongst this, HP introduced the HP EliteBook Folio 1020 family, which it claims to be industry's "thinnest and lightest" business-class notebooks. The HP EliteBook 1020 and the HP EliteBook 1020 Special Edition (SE) are ultra-thin at 15.7 millimetres, and the SE takes advantage of HP's blend of magnesium-lithium alloy and reusable carbon fiber to achieve a weight of only 1 kilogram. Both share a tough, cutting-edge design that offers business-class performance.

HP also unveiled the HP Pro Slate 8 and HP Pro Slate 12, both commercial-grade, Android tablets, which are secure, powerful and ultra-mobile. These tablets feature the HP Duet Pen, which has the ability to accurately capture handwriting on any regular sheet of paper using the HP Paper Folio, and instantly digitise it onto the tablet.

"Mobile devices are changing how we live and work, and they also pose significant challenges to IT departments who have to support their now mobile workforces while keeping corporate data managed and secure," said Ron Coughlin, senior vice president and general manager, Personal Systems, HP.

The current approach to business mobility is to retrofit consumer devices and attempt to make them enterprise-ready, or drive customer lock-in to a single platform or device, said HP in a media statement.

HP is taking a modular approach featuring secure, purpose-built devices. By supporting multiple operating systems, HP is giving business customers a choice of application eco-systems and user experiences. When coupled with the new software offerings from HP and its partners, the company has created a complete mobility solution for all businesses across various verticals.


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