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HP Canada Offers Up Tips On Sustainability In The Workplace

Posted in Commentary with tags on April 17, 2019 by itnerd

Sustainability is no longer a nice to have for companies, it’s a need to have. According to recent findings, nearly half (48%) of office workers agree that they don’t demand sustainability from employers because they expect them to already have sustainable business practices. Millennials in particular prove to be driven by brand purpose. As much as 45 per cent of millennials would look to change jobs if the company they worked for didn’t implement sustainable business practices.

Frances Edmonds, head of sustainability at HP Canada, shares a few ways we can encourage our own offices or workplaces to start thinking more about sustainability, and some easy programs that can be implemented to get the ball rolling.

These tips include:

  1. Gauge how much your team already knows about sustainability. Calculate individual carbon footprints, or host a townhall on energy, travel, ink and paper.
  2. Start small, with easy ways your coworkers can change their behaviour to be more green, like encouraging double-sided printing or biking/walking to work.
  3. Work in larger initiatives later, once smaller projects are underway. Consider the benefits of switching your company to a close-loop sourcing program to reduce waste. Take HP’s ENVY photo printer for example, it is made with closed-loop recycled plastic – more than 10% by weight.
  4. Involve everyone. For sustainability initiatives to work, make sure everyone in the office is involved. Listen to ideas and encourage team members to lead their own initiatives.
  5. Take advantage of existing resources. If you’re stuck on ideas how to engage your coworkers or what to do next, there are ample resources to point you in the right direction. HP’s sustainable IT purchasing guide has free resources, online toolkits and support to help anyone become a green champion within their office.

 

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HP Announces HP Sure Sense And New Commercial PCs

Posted in Commentary with tags on April 17, 2019 by itnerd

At its third annual EMEA Innovation Summit, HP Inc. introduced new hardware and security solutions designed for the office of the future. HP Sure Sense is an artificial intelligence (AI)-based malware defense solution that further extends HP’s leadership as the provider of the world’s most secure and manageable PCs.

In addition to HP’s hardware-enforced security enhancements, the company demonstrates its commitment to delivering premium experiences for the broader, mainstream workforce with its latest line-up of 8th Gen Intel® Core™ vPro™ based commercial PCs and mobile workstations. Today’s workers have elevated expectations of working environments, including increased mobility, frictionless collaboration, and design that reflects their personal style. The result is an evolving and transforming workplace with more than 62 percent of employees working from more than one location and 65 percent collaborating multiple times a day.

Now more than ever, businesses need to provide their employees with technology that powers productivity, inspiration, and the exchange of ideas.

Reinventing Endpoint Security
There are over 350,000 new varieties of malware discovered every day, much of it around highly destructive ransomware, mandating a new generation of defense against rapidly evolving threats. Adding powerful frontline defense, HP Sure Sense harnesses the power of deep learning AI to provide real-time detection and prevention of zero-day threats coupled with behavioural detection of ransomware activity, all with minimal impact to system performance. HP Sure Sense will be available on the new HP EliteBook 800 G6 series, as well as the HP ZBook 14u and HP ZBook 15u.

Delivering Premium Experiences to the Mainstream
The newest HP EliteBook 800 series demonstrates how HP’s insights-to-innovation engine is scaling premium experiences to workers everywhere, empowering them to create more fluidly, collaborate more efficiently, and work virtually anywhere.

Featuring the new 8th Gen Intel® Core™ vPro™ processors, the HP EliteBook 800 Series delivers a new level of mobility with outdoor viewable touch displays featuring up to 1,000 nit screens, as well as a low-power panel option for battery life improvement of up to 18 hours. The latest line-up provides advancements in wireless performance and are the first mainstream business notebooks to feature up to gigabit class 4G LTE. Additionally, HP Extended Range Wireless LAN technology enables up to two times improvement in range on the HP EliteBook 830 G6 over the prior geneneration, Wi-Fi 6 provides three times faster transfer speeds than the prior generation, and Bluetooth 5.0 delivers four times greater range and new capabilities. The EliteBook 800 series is designed to pass demanding MIL-STD-810G testing plus five new additional HP tests to deliver best in class durability with style.

Optimized for today’s changing workstyles and workspaces, the new HP EliteBook x360 G6 features four distinct modes of functionality with an ultra-slim design that adapts to all the ways the modern professional creates, connects, and collaborates.

The HP EliteBook 800 G6 Series of devices are highly secure and manageable PCs offering powerful collaboration tools, enabling the workforce to be more productive and secure on the go or in the office. The new series provides premium experiences with faster processors, brighter screens, and enhanced connectivity, including gigabit-class 4G
LTE.

The HP EliteDisplay E324q is a 31.5-inch diagonal three-sided micro-edge display with QHD13 resolution. This four way ergonomically designed display is a beautiful productivity beast with a broad array of connectivity options including HDMI, DisplayPort™, and USB-C™ to easily integrate into your multi-generational IT environment.

Built-in Security
In a world of rapidly evolving malware, unprecedented numbers of ransomware attacks, and increasing firmware threats, every organization should plan for hardware-based endpoint resiliency. The HP EliteBook 800 G6 series features HP Sure Sense, malware protection powered by deep learning to protect against attacks. In addition, HP’s Endpoint Security Controller powers HP Sure Start, the world’s only self-healing BIOS, for protection against firmware attacks, as well as optional HP Sure Recover with Embedded Reimaging, to quickly reduce system software recover. Finally, HP’s updated portfolio includes optional HP Sure View Gen3, the latest generation of HP’s award-winning integrated privacy screen.

Transforming Design, Creative, and Engineering Workflows
As the size of files are increasing, workflows are becoming stressed and an increasing number of users are becoming a more integral part of the design, creative, or engineering process. This new generation of power users are seeking greater performance and reliability, lightweight and thin designs that are durable and easy to carry, and long battery life for the on-the-go workstyle. With HP’s built-in security and new connectivity features, HP’s ZBook 14u and HP ZBook 15u are built for the next-gen power users who want it all.

The HP ZBook 14u is the world’s thinnest mobile workstation laptop designed for customers who want true portability and push their typical office computer to the limit. It has 50 percent more graphics power for manipulating 3D CAD models or rendering videos with next generation AMD graphics, and remote access and review of high graphics intensive work such as rendering applications with HP Remote Graphics Software (RGS) capabilities. ZBook 14u has superb clarity from the 4K UHD display featuring 600 nits, and has access to more colors with 100 percent Adobe RGB, ensuring that whatever user creates looks amazing. Users experience fast performance and multi-tasking within tested certified applications such as PhotoShop, Illustrator, AutoCad, SolidWorks and Catia with new 8th Gen Intel® Core™ vPro™ processors.

The HP ZBook 15u is HP’s thinnest and lightest mobile 15-inch diagonal workstation for power users who want high performance without the weight. With the latest connectivity and security features, users don’t have to worry about losing their connection or compromising valuable data while on the go. Users experience 50 percent more graphics power, giving access to graphics intensive applications support such as Revit with RGS as the ultimate remote access and collaboration tool. The mobile workstation offers fast performance and multi-tasking within applications such as PhotoShop, Illustrator, AutoCad, SolidWorks, and Catia with new 8th Gen Intel® Core™ vPro™ processors.

Pricing and Availability
• HP Sure Sense is expected to be available in May.
• The HP EliteBook 830 x360 G6 is expected to be available in June.
• The HP EliteBook 830 G6, HP EliteBook 840 G6, and HP EliteBook 850 G6 are expected to be available in May.
• The HP EliteDisplay E324q 31.5” Display is expected to be available in June for $429.
• The HP ZBook 14u G6 and HP ZBook 15u G6 are expected to be available on May 27.

Girl Rising Collaborates With HP to Support Refugee Girls

Posted in Commentary with tags on March 8, 2019 by itnerd

This year on International Women’s Day, Girl Rising, the nonprofit behind the global campaign for girls’ education and empowerment, will debut its second short film: Brave Girl Rising.

A 20-minute film written, performed by, and made in collaboration with refugees, Brave Girl Rising tells the story of Nasro, a 17-year-old girl whose courageous drive to continue her education is inspired by the dreams of her mother and the sisterhood of her friends.

Comprised of a star-studded team, the film is written by poet laureate Warsan Shire, voiced by Tessa Thompson, and Golden Globe-winner David Oyelowo, and directed by Oscar-nominated Richard E. Robins and Martha Adams.

With supporting sponsorship by HP, Girl Rising and fellow collaborators IRC, Amplifier and Citi are launching a new social action campaign about the plight of displaced girls everywhere. Education is Nasro’s lifeline and every day she must conquer formidable obstacles to basic survival and to what many consider a fundamental right: simply going to school. See below for key driving factors for the partnership:

  • Why Now: More than 68 million people in the world today have been forcibly displaced from their homes. Every two seconds, one person becomes displaced. Not since World War II have we faced a global crisis of this magnitude.
  • Why Girls: While awareness of the refugee crisis grows, the fact that adolescent girls are the most vulnerable is lesser known. Girls are more likely to be victims of violence, and there is a marked increase in child marriage, trafficking and early pregnancy. With camps at capacity, girls are two and a half times more likely than boys to be out of school.

You can view the short film, “Brave Girl Rising” at here. And here’s the trailer:

 

HP’s 2019 Megatrends Report Is Out

Posted in Commentary with tags on February 26, 2019 by itnerd

HP today launched its 2019 Megatrends Report which explores global, technological, economic and social currents that are influencing how people will live and work around the world. The report delves into a wide array of topics including income trends, urbanization’s impact on these trends, the resulting rise of new metro-based economic powerhouses, and the role of automation and education in meeting labor market challenges driving changing demographics and growing economies.

Additional research explores how increasing incomes are putting a strain on our energy resources and what role technologies such as 3D printing, Software 2.0 and Edge Computing could play in helping to drive to greater efficiencies benefiting customers, industries, and the planet. Below, you’ll find some of the topline themes and disruptive technologies that are addressed in the findings.

Disruptive Technologies

  • Ultra-Efficient Compute Architectures
  • Software 2.0
  • Virtual Machines

Themes:

  • Growing Incomes and Rising Inequality
  • Rise of Asia
  • Jobs and Labor
  • Education and Reskilling
  • Energy and Sustainability
  • Cloud to the Edge

For further information on the 2019 Megatrends Report, visit HP’s blog post.

HP Explores Love At First Sight In New Short Film This Valentine’s Day

Posted in Commentary with tags on February 12, 2019 by itnerd

This Valentine’s day, HP is gearing up to introduce a special project, History of Memory.  The project explores the evolution of photography to better understand the connection between printed photos and memory. Through films, events, personal stories and social experiments, the value of printed images in our lives, especially in our family histories, is elevated and explained.

They launched the first film in the series, At First Sight, just in time for Valentine’s Day. The film brings light to the question – can you fall in love for a lifetime after seeing a photograph? See how one couple’s destiny was sealed after a fateful exchange below:

 

HP Debuts Comprehensive Design to Print Portfolio At Autodesk University 2018

Posted in Commentary with tags on November 13, 2018 by itnerd

Today at Autodesk University, HP Inc. announced new hardware and solutions to help change the way architectural, engineering, and construction (AEC) industries design and print. Autodesk users will now experience faster HP PageWide XL printers1, breakthrough simplicity with HP Solutions for Large Format printers, new Z by HP portfolio enhancements, and advances in VR.

The new technology makes its debut in the HP showcase (#A451) of new printing hardware and solutions designed to be intuitive and efficient for Autodesk users. Experience the new HP Solutions for Large Format Printing, HP PageWide XL printing technology, the latest HP DesignJet Z9+ PostScript® Printer Series printing Z by HP posters, the HP DesignJet T830 24-in Multifunction Printer, HP new powerful HP ZBook mobiles, and VR “snacking” tool.

Reinvents technical print production with faster entry-level PageWide XL solutions

Now 25 percent faster at the same price1, the upgraded HP PageWide XL 4000 series is the most cost-effective solution in the PageWide XL portfolio for enterprise, public sector users, including architects and engineers, to achieve fast, and easy printing with a consolidated printing workflow.

The HP PageWide XL 4600 Printer and MFP and HP PageWide XL 4100 Printer and MFP join the fastest printer portfolio in the market offering speeds up to 15D/A1-size or 10D/A1-size prints per minute, for technical work teams of architects and engineers and copy shops to deliver technical documents with quick turnaround and low operating costs.3

With more than 7,000 units shipped and 5 billion ft (500 million m2) printed since the HP PageWide XL printer launch in 2015, more customers are discovering the value the market-leading4 HP PageWide XL printers bring to businesses worldwide. HP PageWide XL printers do the job of two printers in a single device, providing both monochrome and color prints at breakthrough speeds: the Power of One.

Frictionless large format printing experience

Eight-five percent of design creators need help when printing in large format. HP is focused on delivering seamless print experiences with new solutions to enable creativity, productivity, and smarter ways to bridge the physical print with the digital world. Designed to simplify how AEC businesses print, users have access to one click solutions and can virtually print anytime and anywhere from all devices.

Simple and easy print solutions include:

  • HP Click: This one-click desktop printing software gives customers the confidence to print right the first time.
  • HP Click now enhances the users batch printing experience with just one click by optimizing media usage and costs while achieving error free printing.
  • HP Smart App: A mobile app designed to print, scan, and share content now enables users to print content from the cloud from virtually anywhere with transparency and control.
  • HP Poster App: An easy online design tool to create and print professional looking posters with the largest collection of free and premium content. Now users have access with direct and easy printing with HP Click.

HP is collaborating with customers around the world on delivering a pilot program focused on using augmented reality technologies to help reduce errors caused by outdated plans.

At Autodesk University, HP will also showcase powerful HP ZBook mobiles and a VR “snacking” tool.

Changing the Way, the World Designs

The new Z by HP portfolio including HP ZBook mobile workstations, HP Z desktops like the mighty HP Z2 Mini or the powerful HP Z8, and the award-winning HP DreamColor displays, deliver the powerful productivity, versatilityand security today’s power users need to do their best work.

The HP ZBook Studio, HP ZBook Studio x360, HP ZBook 15 and HP ZBook 17 have been enhanced with greater processing power, innovative security features and bright displays. The performance increase, with six-core Intel®CoreTM i9 processors, will enable users to tackle heavier workloads, such as video editing and 3D rendering. The expanded memory option up to 32 GB of memory (expandable up to 128 GB depending on model) allows users to work faster with large amounts of data. New security feature RAID 1 gives users mirrored SSD storage, providing peace of mind by always providing back up for valuable data.

Tackling VR in New Ways

For architects, product designers, developers and educators, HP revealed its Opera Glass proof of concept for “VR snacking.” The HP Labs innovation enables “VR snacking” users to quickly and easily switching between primary display and VR headset while seated or standing at a desk. With HP’s innovative concept, users can quickly enter and exit their VR environment, seamlessly integrate with a traditional workflow and quickly share a VR experience with a group.

Furthering its commitment to delivering a comprehensive VR solution, HP is working with Theia Interactive, a trusted developer that creates world-class VR visualizations for architecture, manufacturing and beyond. Theia has extensive experience creating architectural walkthroughs, interior design configurators, XR product demonstrations, virtual reality training simulators and marketing experiences for brands.

Availability

The HP PageWide XL 4600 and HP PageWide XL 4100 Printer series are scheduled to be available by December 1 in the US, Canada, and EMEA. Specific country releases will follow.

  • The HP ZBook Studio x360 is available now for a starting price of $1,499.
  • The HP ZBook Studio is available now for a starting price of $1,349.
  • The HP ZBook 15 is available now for a starting price of $1,349.
  • The HP ZBook 17 is available now for a starting price of $1,349.

HP Extends Premium PC Leadership with Amazing Innovations

Posted in Commentary with tags on October 25, 2018 by itnerd

HP Inc. has launched a bold lineup of new devices that deliver the ultimate combination of premium design, leading security, and enhanced performance. HP’s latest Spectre and Elite innovations were created to take PC experiences to the next level by enabling creativity, connectivity and confidence throughout the day.

There is a growing desire for personal computing devices that enable new experiences and are built for busy, on-the-go lifestyles. This is especially true for customers looking to purchase a premium device, as 45 percent spend a significant amount of time using their laptop outside of the home, and laptops remain a critical everyday tool for 82 percent of millennials.

The Intersection of Bold Design and Performance

The beautifully redesigned HP Spectre x360 13 and HP Spectre x360 15 join the HP Spectre Folio – available later this month – to create a portfolio of new premium products that deliver superb design, security, performance.

Craftmanship and detail are immediately apparent in each device. Available in stunning dark ash silver with copper luxe accents and the all-new poseidon blue with pale brass accents, the devices feature a gorgeous gem cut design that can only be achieved with aluminum CNC machining. Functional design is equally important, which is why the angled USB-C port is now placed in the faceted edge on the right side of the device for better cable management, and the dual chamfer design makes the lid easier to lift from three sides. The unique design of the speaker pattern is purposeful, with each hole micro-drilled for better acoustic transparency to deliver an amazing audio experience by Bang & Olufsen.

The new Spectre lineup is also equipped with leading security features. A privacy camera kill switch allows the user to electrically turn off the webcam when not in use. It comes equipped with optional HP Sure View, an integrated privacy screen to help users avoid prying eyes in public areas.

The devices are built to deliver an Always-On, Always-Connected PC experience. This includes long-lasting battery life, with up to 22.5 hours in the Spectre x360 13 – a 37 percent increase versus the previous generation – and up to 17.5 hours in the Spectre x360 15. The optional gigabit-class 4G LTE on the 13-inch device and ultra-fast Wi-Fi with up to 1 gigabit download speeds on both devices ensure connectivity from almost anywhere. Connected modern standby ensures emails, calendars, and contacts are always up-to-date, and a wake-on fingerprint reader and wake-on voices enables full log-on almost instantaneously.

While the Spectre x360 13 is designed for an on-the-go lifestyle with up to the latest 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, the Spectre x360 15 is the most powerful Spectre convertible laptop to date, delivering up to 20 percent more performance versus the previous generation. Ideal for those who immerse themselves in content creation, the 15-inch convertible features a new thermal design, up to the latest six-core 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, and the optional NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 1050Ti with Max Q design. In addition, the Spectre x360 15 offers various display options, including an optional 4K touch display or up to 650-nit FHD display – one of the brightest consumer panels in the industry – and up to two Thunderbolt™ 3 ports support dual 5K displays.

Celebrating 10 Years of Elite Design and Innovation

Building on the heritage of the HP Elite Portfolio, the new HP EliteBook x360 1040 G5is an artfully crafted 14-inch diagonal convertible in a 13-inch form factor. Designed with a unibody CNC aluminium chassis and an adonized finish, the device turns heads and is designed to pass rigorous MIL-STD testing.

Mobility for premium customers is a must, which is why the device features up to 17 hours of battery life, gigabit-class 4G LTE, the optional HP Outdoor Viewable Display with an anti-glare screen and up to 700-nit display, and optional HP Sure View that works great indoors and outdoors. Regardless of whether a user is at their office desk or in the coffee shop, security threats are everywhere and a major factor in the PC purchasing process. The EliteBook x360 1040 and all Elite devices are the world’s most secure and manageable PCs with HP’s hardware enforced security and unique features such as HP Sure Start Gen 4, the world’s only self-healing BIOS, and HP Sure Recover with Embedded Reimaging, which enables customers to restore their PC to a working state in minutes.

In an always-connected world, the EliteBook x360 1040 offers optional gigabit-class 4G LTE, 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, up to 32 GB of memory, and up to 2 TB of storage – ensuring that the device is up for any small or large task.

Personalizing PCs has never been easier. An HP partnership with Zazzle enables users to create decorative high-quality, laser cut notebook skins for HP Elite notebooks. Businesses can easily display their own brand to customers, while individuals can design their own skin to show off their unique style.

Additionally, HP has two new solutions – designed with security in mind – to simplify connections and maximize productivity in the office. The new HP EliteDisplay E243d Docking Monitor offers a simpler and cleaner alternative to dock-and-monitor solutions with a single USB-A cable or single power-enabled USB-C™ cable for data and video, as well a pop-up privacy webcam.The new HP USB Fingerprint Mouseis perfect for users with dedicated PCs to unlock their Windows 10 PC with a single touch, allowing for secure biometric authentication that IT can deploy for access control to devices.

Pricing and Availability

  • The HP Spectre x360 13 is expected to be available in November at HP.com for a starting price of $1,149.99. The device is expected to be available at Best Buy stores in December.
  • The HP Spectre x360 15 is expected to be available in November at HP.com for a starting price of 1,389.99. The device is expected to be available at Best Buy stores in December.
  • The HP EliteBook x360 1040 is expected to be available at the end of October at HP.com for a starting price of $1,499.
  • The HP USB Fingerprint Mouse is expected to be available in December at HP.com for a starting price of $49.
  • The HP EliteDisplay E243d Docking Monitor is expected to be available in December at HP.com for a starting price of $329.
  • Custom laser cut skins for the HP EliteBook 1000 series are available now at zazzle.com/hpelitefor a starting price of $19.95.