HP Intros New Just Right IT Bundles, Promos For SMB Channel Partners


HP this week introduced wireless and BYOD solutions featuring the HP Intelligent Management Center (IMC) for single-pane-of-glass management. Also included are three years of 24x7 phone support, Wolfe said.

Early next month, HP plans to introduce a unified communications and collaboration program based on the new version of Microsoft Lync, Wolfe said. That solution also will include new server, storage and networking resources aimed specifically at Lync, she said.

Late November will likely also see the release of a new secure access solution, she said.

Lync always has been a struggle for small businesses, Kuhr said. "It's a healthy investment doing this piece by piece," he said. "Having it bundled as a solution can save a lot of time."

HP also expanded on May's introduction of its HP Simply StoreIT SMB storage channel program with additional quick-start reference configurations and promotional pricing, Wolfe said.

For HP Simply StoreIT, HP this week also introduced two new solutions for small business customers with under 1,000 users. In addition, HP is offering new soft bundles for server, storage, and networking, targeting email, database and file-sharing solutions, she said.

Also new for midsize businesses are solutions providing secure access and continuity, she said.

"This provides quick backup and recovery of virtual machines, and it ensures secure access to data in a mobile environment. The solutions include Veeam's virtual machine data protection software. This is the first time we've gone to the midmarket with reference configurations including Veeam."

Wolfe was unable to provide a complete list of special pricing for the Just Right IT program bundles, but noted that one IT online reseller was pricing storage products at 10 percent to 20 percent off Internet list prices.

PUBLISHED OCT. 7, 2013