PALO ALTO, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — November 9, 2009 — HP (NYSE: HPQ) today expanded its HP Total Care portfolio to help small and midsize businesses (SMBs) build a strong technology foundation that increases their productivity and collaboration, reduces environmental impact and provides greater flexibility as they refresh technology in preparation for the economic turnaround.
New offerings include:
“SMBs are the pulse of the economy, and HP is partnering with SMBs to provide a boost as the economy rebounds,” said Kathy Chou, vice president, Worldwide Small and Midsize Business Strategy, HP. “All businesses must find a reliable foundation upon which to build their futures, and for SMBs, HP’s new offerings will help sustain their well-being and prepare them for upcoming growth.”
For Saladino’s, a $385 million company that supplies restaurants up and down the West Coast, a sophisticated and reliable technology infrastructure is critical to meeting customer needs and tight delivery deadlines. The company, based in Fresno, Calif., upgraded to new enterprise resource planning software while standardizing on HP servers, storage and desktop PCs by working with Western Blue, an HP partner.
“HP systems are flexible and reliable. They have solid desktop PCs and the best server technology on the market. Knowing the different vendors, HP was an easy choice,” said Craig Urrizola, chief information officer, Saladino’s. “The benefit of the HP infrastructure continues long after the original deployment. I can easily manage the solution using web tools, and with every blade server that replaces older servers, we save power and improve efficiency. The new architecture also accommodates growth and change, providing important flexibility to our business.”
Flexible solutions for cost-effective expansion
HP’s new offerings offer SMBs value, productivity and the flexibility to evolve with the needs of their businesses: