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HP Unveils 2017 Sustainable Impact Report

Posted in Commentary with tags on June 19, 2018 by itnerd

Today, HP released the 2017 Sustainable Impact Report, showcasing HP’s commitment to creating technology that makes the world better for everyone, everywhere.

From building a stronger circular economy to creating an inclusive workforce and equipping classrooms across the world, HP is driving sustainable impact as a business imperative. This is not just the right thing to do, it fuels innovation, growth, and creates a stronger and healthier company for the long term.

2017 Key Achievements

  • HP saw a 38 percent YoY increase in deals where sustainability was a requirement
  • HP won over $1 billion of new revenue where sustainability was a key differentiator
  • 87 percent of employees agree that HP is socially and environmentally responsible, and 73 percent agree that they see HP values being demonstrated in their everyday lives.
  • For the sixth year in a row, HP was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index
  • In 2017, we won the World Environment Center Gold Medal Award for Corporate Sustainability
  • Furthering our commitment to integrity and an inclusive work environment, 99.62 percent of employees completed ethics training in 2017, surpassing our goal of 99 percent

 

Report Highlights

Planet

  • Helped suppliers cut more than 1.05 million tonnes carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) since 2010
  • 38 percent decrease in Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions compared to 2015
  • 90.9 percent landfill diversion rate, globally

People

  • 85 percent of employees feel HP values diversity
  • Diverse hires are on the rise in the U.S., with an 8% increase in y/y from 26.8% in 2016 to 34.5% in 2017

Community

  • Through 2017, more than 14.5 million students and adult learners have benefited from HP solutions that advance quality learning and digital literacy and enable better learning outcomes since the beginning of 2015.
  • $750,000 provided by the HP Foundation to assist with disaster preparedness, relief, and recovery efforts in 2017

FACTS & STATS

Print:

  • 93% of product models shipped were Energy Star Certified
  • Achieved our Zero-Deforestation goal for the second year in a row.
  • Produced HP-branded paper from entirely certified and recycled sources and 72% fiber certified by the Forest Stewardship Council.
  • Release of the HP ENVY Photo 6200, 7100, and 7800 printers, the world’s first-in-class printers made with closed-loop recycled plastics.
  • HP’s 2016 initiative to source plastic bottles from Haiti to make ink rink cartridges has been successful- Through March 2018, HP sourced more than 170 tonnes of likely ocean-bound plastic (over 8.3 million plastic bottles) from Haiti for use in HP original ink cartridges, all while providing 50 children with educational opportunities as well as food and medical assistance, and created more than 420 income opportunities for adults.
  • Upcycled an estimated 86 million apparel hangers and 4 billion post-consumer plastic bottles out of landfills for use in HP ink and toner cartridges

Personal Systems:

  • Decrease in materials intensity of 8% for personal systems products.
  • 82% of models of products shipped in 2017 were energy star certified.
  • Worked with Chinese carton suppliers to import high-performing cartons, reducing carton weight by 62 grams per box- saving over 2,300 tonnes of material and more than 5,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions.

3D Printing:

  • The HP Jet Fusion 3D processing station enables industry-leading surplus material reusability of 80%, and the thermoplastic materials used in our printers offer the potential for recycling as the technology scales.
  • 3D printing technology has been incorporated into HP’s own products- One of four Latex printer models replaced an aluminum part with a redesigned 3D printed nylon part, resulting in a 93% decrease in weight and a 95% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions while cutting costs by 50%.
  • Jet Fusion technology decreases greenhouse gas emissions and resource consumption at volumes of up to 1,500 parts for one type of plastic and 5,200 for another type. The decreased weight of 3D printed parts requires significantly less energy consumption for manufacturing.

You can read the detailed report here.

 

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HP Introduces The New HP ProBook x360 440 G1

Posted in Commentary with tags on June 6, 2018 by itnerd

Business owners and mobile professionals want a powerful convertible PC that delivers the business performance features required to help address their company needs – both in and outside the office. These are users with passion for business (not IT) that need a versatile device which combines style, powerful processing, and “built for business” features to deliver enhanced business experiences that typically cannot be achieved with a consumer PC.

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Powered by Windows 10 and high-performance 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, the ultra-slim HP ProBook x360 440 delivers the power, security, and durability growing businesses demand in a versatile 360° design. Users can quickly turn thoughts into action with the optional HP Active Pen, and easily transition to desktop productivity with a single cable that supports docking via USB-C™.

The new ProBook x360 440 also features:

  • Built for business: Defend against malicious attacks with built-in security from HP BIOSphere Gen4, a firmware ecosystem that automates protection of the BIOS, plus get commercial-grade durability and easy serviceability.
  • Power to boost productivity: Power through your day with a high-performance Intel® Core processor™, long battery life, and support for USB Type-C™ docking enabling data, video and power through a single cable.
  • Adapts for the way you work: The ultra-slim notebook adapts throughout the day, with four use modes – tent, stand, tablet, and traditional laptop – so you can create, present, and collaborate in a comfortable way.

The new HP ProBook x360 440 G1 will be available for purchase later this month.

HP Is Introduces The New EliteBook 705 Series PCs, ProBook 645 G4 Notebook, & A New Class Of Thin Clients

Posted in Commentary with tags on May 7, 2018 by itnerd

Designed for the modern professional on the go, the new HP EliteBook 705 series PCs offer enterprise-grade security and manageability, along with powerful collaboration features to keep business users connected. Powered by Windows 10, and the innovative machine intelligence and powerful multitasking capabilities of AMD Ryzen PRO mobile processors, users can stay productive all-day with long battery life and HP Fast Charge to charge 50 percent of your battery in just 30 minutes.

The new EliteBook 735 G5, EliteBook 745 G5, and EliteBook 755 G5 also feature:

  • Precision design: An ultra slim design and narrow bezel displays with optional extra-bright viewable screen and integrated ambient light sensor make it comfortable to work in almost any light condition.
  • Secure foundation: Self-healing, hardware-enforced, and manageable security helps protect the PCs, and the built-in HP Sure View privacy screen keeps business more secure.
  • Crystal-clear collaboration: Stay connected and make PC calls more productive with a world-facing, noise cancellation microphone and a collaboration keyboard to easily manage calls at the touch of a button.

With a new modern slim design, the HP ProBook 645, powered by Windows 10 and AMD’s Ryzen PRO mobile processor, delivers a powerful performance, enterprise-grade security and manageability, and flexible configuration options. The precision-crafted design supports several docking options for easy transition, and is designed to pass MIL-STD 810G testing for durability. Protect the PC against the evolving malware threats of the future, with self-healing, hardware-enforced, and manageable security solutions.

Pricing and availability

  • The HP EliteBook 705 series will be available in May starting at $999.
  • The HP ProBook 645 G4 will be available in May starting at $759.

HP also introduced a new class of thin clients that will enable the next generation of virtualized computing and cloud-first application adoption across industries. The latest HP Thin Client innovations set new standards for customers seeking modern design, robust security, ease of management and attractive value.

 

The new HP thin clients include:

  • The new HP t430 Thin Client provides a modern, sleek, and well-connected device designed for deployment of both virtualized desktop applications or cloud-first end user computing use cases.
  • The new HP mt44 Mobile Thin Client to be a perfect balance of form and function and announced enhancements in three key areas; design, collaboration and security.
  • The new HP ThinPro operating system takes virtual desktops to new heights and provides a solution for customers drawn to the benefits of Linux.

The HP t430 Thin Client and HP mt44 Mobile Thin Client are expected to be available worldwide beginning in May 2018. Pricing starts at $249 USD for the HP t430 Thin Client and $849 USD for the HP mt44 Mobile Thin Client. The HP ThinPro version 7 operating system is expected to be available beginning in July 2018.

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HP Releases World’s Smallest Laser In Its Class

Posted in Commentary with tags on March 20, 2018 by itnerd

HP Inc. today unveiled the new HP LaserJet Pro M15 and M28 series, the world’s smallest laser in its class designed to give micro and small business owners unparalleled fast and productive printing that fits absolutely anywhere. Learn more at hp.com/go/smallestlaser.

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The rise of the gig economy is having reverberations on how and why people work. Business models are shifting and new careers are emerging. For example, according the World Economic Forum (WEF), small businesses make up 99% of the private sector in the UK, and there are more than 57.9 million small business employees in the U.S. Similarly, WEF reported that in China, small and micro enterprises and self-employed entrepreneurs accounted for 94.2% of all firms.

Smallest Form Factor with Maximum Productivity

Now 30% smaller than the previous generation, the HP LaserJet Pro M15 and M28 printers are about as tall as a standard No. 2 pencil or the average smartphone. The printers feature a sleek compact design that will fit nearly anywhere.

Even with the tiny size, these new LaserJet Pros can print at speeds up to 18/19 pages per minute, allowing users to quickly finish projects on a tight schedule.

Easy Mobile Printing

The HP LaserJet Pro M15 and M28 printers allow mobile workers to easily print business documents and scan on the go—all from a smartphone or tablet. For example, the HP Smart App is designed to completely control the printer from a smartphone, offering simple set up in minutes, fast scanning to the cloud, and making it more convenient than ever to order supplies or print from virtually anywhere. In addition to the HP Smart App, the new laser devices also support Apple AirPrint; Google Cloud Print, Mopria-certified and Wi-Fi Direct.

 Affordable Laser Quality

The smallest laser in its class from HP is also the company’s lowest priced, allowing micro business users to save money while enjoying the quality and reliability expected from the industry leader.

The printers are intuitive, feature a simple design and automatically save energy with HP Auto-on/Auto-off technology. In addition, preinstalled cartridges help users get printing professional-quality documents right out of the box.

 Availability and Pricing

HP’s new LaserJet Pro M15 and M28 series is estimated to be available for purchase worldwide starting April 2018. More information can be found at hp.com/go/smallestlaser.

HP Serves Up Solutions To The Healthcare Sector

Posted in Commentary with tags on March 5, 2018 by itnerd

HP Inc. today unveiled a cutting-edge lineup of healthcare devices specifically designed to address the next generation of patient care. HP’s new healthcare portfolio announced at HIMSS18, is built to address the unique needs of healthcare providers, including enhanced patient safety, smarter workflows and telemedicine solutions, and robust data security features. The new devices include the HP EliteBook 840 G5 Healthcare Edition notebook, the HP EliteOne 800 G4 23.8 Healthcare Edition All-in-One (AiO), and the HP Healthcare Edition HC270cr Clinical Review Display.

The healthcare industry is faced with unique challenges when it comes to safety, efficiency, and security. There are approximately 1.7 million healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in U.S. hospitals each year, illustrating the need for devices designed for repeated and thorough sanitization. Additionally, there is a need to streamline clinical workflows and boost productivity to improve the care delivery experience. On average, clinicians log into workstations and applications 70 times a day, impacting the amount of time spent engaging with patients. Lastly, today’s security threats are complex and require comprehensive defense strategies. In 2016, over 16 millionhealthcare records were exposed or stolen, with the average cost of a data breach per lost or stolen record estimated to be $355 in the U.S.

Drawing on HP’s deep customer insights and its culture of innovation, the HP Healthcare Edition portfolio was thoughtfully designed to deliver safer, smarter, and secured features specific to the healthcare industry. The new healthcare portfolio includes:

  • The HP EliteBook 840 G5 Healthcare Edition Notebook, the world’s first notebook purpose-built for healthcare, includes HP Easy Clean software to facilitate cleaning with germicidal wipes while the device is still on. It is the world’s first ultra-slim notebook for healthcare to integrate RFID and biometrics for single sign-on authentication.10 It features HP Sure View Gen4 to deter visual hacking and is optimized for an intuitive collaboration experience: HP Audio Boost, HP Noise Cancellation, and IR/RGB camera for optimized audio and video calls.
  • The HP EliteOne 800 G4 23.8 Healthcare Edition AiO is the world’s first AiO with integrated dual-band RFID and biometrics for single sign-on authentication. It features HP Manageability Integration Kit (MIK) and provides a robust collaboration experience with HP Audio Boost, HP Noise Cancellation to suppress background distractions from noisy environments, and a dual-facing pop-camera to simplify patient registration and badging while offering an enhanced privacy option when the camera is not in use.
  • The HP Healthcare Edition HC270cr Clinical Review Display is the world’s first clinical review display to integrate an RFID reader that supports single-sign-on authentication. This 27-inch diagonal, 3.7- megapixel clinical review display is DICOM Part 14-compliant with luminance uniformity, automatic backlight monitoring, auto image rotation, and user calibration to accurately and consistently view medical images. It is the world’s first clinical review display with USB-C that supplies up to 65w power delivery for connected devices.

The HP Healthcare Edition portfolio is built for easy, repeatable sanitization and tested to meet stringent EN/IEC 60601-1-2:2015 standards, so the devices are safer to use in patient rooms. The healthcare portfolio delivers an optimal, collaborative telemedicine experience with Vidyo Ready and Skype for Business capabilities for superior video-visits and conferencing. Part of HP’s most secure and manageable PC portfolio, the notebook and AiO feature HP Sure Start G4, HP Sure Click, and HP Multi-Factor Authenticate.

  • HP EliteBook 840 G5 Healthcare Edition Notebook is expected to be available in May.
  • HP EliteOne 800 G4 23.8 Healthcare Edition All-in-One is expected to be available in June.
  • HP Healthcare Edition HC270cr Clinical Review Display is expected to be available in June.

Attendees at the HIMSS18 healthcare IT conference can experience the industry’s most comprehensive healthcare solutions at HP’s booth #2837. In addition to the new HP Healthcare Edition portfolio, HP print solutions and 3D printing applications, thin clients, and workstations will also be on display at the show.

HP Launches Device As A Service For Apple To Solve Major Customer Pain Point

Posted in Commentary with tags on February 15, 2018 by itnerd

HP Inc. today unveiled an expansive new set of Device as a Service (DaaS) offerings for customers and channel partners, including the launch of DaaS for Apple. HP will provide support for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and other Apple devices used by commercial customers in mixed operating system (OS) environments. The company also introduced new virtual reality (VR) solutions and predictive analytics capabilities available as a service to support a broader range of customer needs.

The growth of HP DaaS comes as corporate IT departments are seeking new ways to manage both HP and other manufacturer devices more efficiently and effectively. HP has delivered strong growth in its services business, with HP DaaS now available from nearly 100 channel partners around the world.

As part of HP’s expanded DaaS offering, customers will be able to pair iPhone, iPad, Mac, and other Apple devices with HP’s world-class support, managed services, and analytics. HP estimates that by 2020 there will be 9 billion commercial devices worldwide, with an average of four devices per user. Mixed-device environments are the norm in today’s world and becoming increasingly difficult and costly for organizations due to the number of devices, managing multiple device types, OSes, and vendors.

HP is embracing mixed-device environments by offering complete solutions to customers extending far beyond HP-manufactured hardware. DaaS for Apple is the latest example, currently offered directly from HP in the U.S. with plans to expand to other countries and select channel partners over the next year.

Additionally, the HP DaaS product line includes the latest and most innovative HP devices. The new HP Virtual Reality solutions, including the HP Z4 Workstation and HP Windows Mixed Reality VR headset, are now available as a service through HP DaaS. The HP Z4 Workstation is ideal for design, engineering, simulation, and visualization, and it can easily handle tasks that require high-frequency processing, multiple cores and high-powered GPUs. The HP Windows Mixed Reality VR headset delivers a stunning immersive computing experience due to its1440x1440 resolution per eye and up to a 90Hz refresh rate. Users will enjoy six degrees of freedom, no tracking boundaries, and the included wireless motion controllers.

According to IDC, 63 percent of commercial IT managers say their resources are drained by device management and would like to be able to focus on other IT projects such as mobility, business applications, and security initiatives. To help free up resources, HP is expanding its real-time hardware analytics and proactive device management capabilities. This service from HP enables customers to analyze hardware performance, detect potential problems in advance, and proactively implement corrective actions. The unique data analytics capabilities of HP DaaS are now available on Windows, Android, iOS, and macOS devices – creating a multi-OS solution that’s designed to boost IT efficiency and improve employee experiences.

HP DaaS agreements can also be tailored to fit customers’ unique needs by easily adding specific device lifecycle services. Today the company introduced HP Tech Café Market Enhanced, an end-to-end vending and storage solution that provides instant access to accessories and 24/7 lockers for device swaps or repairs. In addition to vending and storage, HP will manage the ordering, replenishment, and reporting for customers. The solution supports the needs of an increasingly mobile workforce and significantly simplifies life for IT departments.

For more information about HP Device as a Service, please visit www.hp.com/go/DaaS or see HP at Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona on February 26 – March 1, 2018.

HP Accelerates Democratization Of 3D Printing With Breakthrough Full Color Platform

Posted in Commentary with tags on February 5, 2018 by itnerd

Today HP Inc. expanded its 3D printing portfolio with the introduction of its new Jet Fusion 300 / 500 series of 3D printers, the industry’s first 3D printing technology to enable manufacturers to produce engineering-grade, functional parts in full color, black or white – with voxel control – in a fraction of the time of other solutions. Depending on configuration and color preference, the Jet Fusion 300 / 500 series is available starting in the $50,000s, enabling small- to medium-sized product development teams and design businesses, entrepreneurs, and universities and research institutions to access HP’s industry leading Multi Jet Fusion printing technology.

HP’s new Jet Fusion 300 / 500 3D printing solution
for functional prototyping and short run production

The new Jet Fusion 300 / 500 series complements HP’s existing industrial-grade Jet Fusion 3200/4200/4210 3D solutions which deliver the lowest cost per part2 and are designed for manufacturing environments. With this portfolio expansion, HP is providing users of its Multi Jet Fusion solutions the ability to prototype and produce new designs and applications on the same platform and stay ahead with a future-ready technology for voxel control beyond color.

HP’s unique ability to control part properties at the individual voxel level enables the design and production of previously unconceivable parts and is now available, for the first time, in full color. Whether in healthcare, automotive, consumer goods, or other industries; or for entrepreneurs, designers, or university researchers with the next great idea; the potential of new 3D printing applications is enormous. HP is already engaging in the co- development of new color applications with universities and businesses around the world including Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Yazaki Corp., and Youngstown State University, amongst others.

Innovation for Small- to Medium-Sized Development Teams, Businesses and Educators

In addition to providing voxel-level control, the new Jet Fusion 300 / 500 series of 3D printers has a compact design, enhanced workflow solution, and the world’s first integrated and automated materials delivery system, enabling greater unattended operation, ease of use, and dramatically increasing production efficiency and output. The Jet Fusion 300 / 500 series also supports the three leading color file formats (OBJ, VRML, and 3MF) enabling designers to reliably and easily produce the parts they want without the inconvenience of file conversion or data corruption.

The HP Jet Fusion 300 / 500 series offerings include:

  • HP Jet Fusion 340 (Black and White) / 380 (Color): for customers who have smaller part-size needs or who commonly print fewer parts per build.
  • HP Jet Fusion 540 (Black and White) / 580 (Color): with a bigger build size than the 300 series for customers who have larger part-size needs or heavier production demands.

 

Building on HP’s Open Approach to Materials Development

The HP Jet Fusion 300 / 500 3D printers will launch with a new material, HP 3D High Reusability CB PA 12. Parts using this material will have mechanical properties similar to the HP 3D High Reusability PA 12 material from HP’s industrial solutions.

Leveraging HP’s unique Open Platform for materials and applications development, HP will work with its growing materials ecosystem to grow the material breadth and drive costs down. The Jet Fusion 300 / 500 series will ultimately support similar materials as the Jet Fusion 3200/4200/4210, and also support unique materials that enable color or other voxel-level capabilities.

The HP Jet Fusion 300 / 500 series of 3D printers is available for order today and will begin shipping in the second half of 2018. For complete details and technical specifications please visit HP.com/go/Color3DPrint.

Partner Program Delivers Broader Capabilities and Targets New Resellers

As HP expands its product portfolio with the Jet Fusion 300 / 500 series, today it also highlighted the evolution of its global 3D printing reseller program – the HP Partner First 3D Printing Specialization program – including a variety of new options provided to partners selling HP’s Jet Fusion 3D printing solutions. As HP continues to increase its market reach and builds out its global go-to-market structure, it is now enabling solutions providers with specific manufacturing industry expertise, global digital transformation, and IT solutions expertise to deliver Multi Jet Fusion technology for customers around the world.

HP today also unveiled a new collaboration with Dassault Systèmes, a leading provider of 3D design software with millions of users in more than 140 countries, to empower a new era of product design innovation by entrepreneurs, makers, students, and businesses. The two companies intend to optimize Dassault Systèmes’ industry-leading SOLIDWORKS 3D design and engineering applications to take advantage of the unique voxel- level capabilities of HP’s Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing solutions.

Changing the Way the World Designs and Manufactures

Attendees at the SOLIDWORKS World 3D design conference have the opportunity to experience the industry’s most comprehensive end-to-end solutions for every phase of the product design process at HP’s booth #301. In addition to the HP Jet Fusion 300 / 500 series, HP announced new workstation, VR, and 3D Printing and Scanning products, and services which are also on display at the show.