HP REINVENT WORLD PARTNER FORUM 2017
A member of Verity Group’s Leadership Team attended HP Inc.’s largest global partner event, in Chicago, in mid-September. HP shared its vision for protecting print in the workplace, arming partners with new tools to safeguard their print environment, reshape how businesses print, and transform servicing. As the path of work is reimagined for digital transformation, these new solutions are designed to take the friction out of printing for greater cyber-resilience, collaboration and mobility.
At HP Reinvent HP shared how it is protecting businesses with the most secure and innovative printers in the world and driving partner success with breakthrough new services and solutions for printing easily and securely.
During the forum, HP launched the HP Connection Inspector, a new intelligent embedded security feature created by HP Labs, to help printers stay one step ahead of malware attacks with advanced self-healing capabilities. The technology is unique in that it 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 IT intervention.
HP Roam is a new universal business printing experience that will reshape how innovative businesses print. It enables mobile professionals to print anytime from any location and any device, and retrieve their prints securely from a growing set of print locations at the office, at home or at public sites. Print jobs can be submitted to the cloud as content is being consumed or created and picked up at the location of choice without having to worry about device to printer compatibility or connectivity. In addition, GPS and Bluetooth technologies allow for fast auto-discovery of printers while authentication ensures a protected, secure release of prints.
HP also announced the HP Solutions Hub, a new workflow optimization platform for partners to differentiate their services with custom workflows for paper-intensive verticals such as healthcare, legal, and financial services. This cloud and mobile-centric architecture includes connectors and templates that make it easy to turn HP multifunction printers into custom work environments, so that paper becomes a natural extension of the digital experience. The software development kit includes an open platform architecture designed to scale and customize to workflows in vastly different business environments, creating virtually unlimited opportunities for partners to grow and differentiate their offerings far beyond basic print services. HP Solutions Hub allows for the creation of deeply integrated workflows that include mobile access as well as traditional sign-in for secure and context-sensitive experiences.
Also at HP Reinvent, the company unveiled its next generation of Smart Device Services (SDS) 2.0, a set of cloud tools and device-based sensing capabilities designed to dramatically enhance the service experience. With Smart Device Services 2.0, HP is delivering new use cases to empower partners to achieve the industry’s highest uptime and lowest service costs, including:
- Part failure prediction
- Enhanced diagnostics
- Fleet optimization
- Enhanced collection and billing
- Device health alert