HP Just Right IT Program Aims at Small Businesses

 
 
By Nathan Eddy  |  Posted 2014-02-01
 
 
 

Technology giant Hewlett-Packard announced products, channel tools and marketing assets to round out its Just Right IT portfolio, designed to support small and midsize businesses (SMBs).

All offerings, which range from technology packages to cloud service bundles and financial services, are available from HP and authorized channel partners.

The new ServeIT program offers predefined IT solutions along with Flex-Bundles, designed to help SMBs keep pace with the demand for virtualization as well as Microsoft Exchange and VMWare technology, and are built on the foundation of HP’s ProLiant server line.

The bundles include packages for businesses just getting started with virtualization or requiring moderate workloads, such as Microsoft Windows Server with Hyper-V Virtualization Solutions and for VMware vSphere with Operations Management Virtualization Solutions.

At the other end of the scale are Flex-Bundles for Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Solutions, consisting of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 on HP ProLiant Gen8 servers, offering a complete communication solution that is designed to improve productivity with email, calendars and contacts.

The program also offers tools including co-branded lead-generation assets, training, guides and materials to increase sales opportunities. Additionally, HP ServeIT provides global and regional resources and incentives that accelerate time to revenue.

With HP ServiceIT, partners are able to offer services as part of a solution to stay engaged with customers throughout a solution’s life cycle, building a stream of revenue through services and expand their customer reach with the addition of HP ServiceIT offerings to their own services portfolio.

The company has added three offerings within that portfolio, including HP Technology Services, comprised of Foundation Care Services (which offers problem resolution), Proactive Care Services (which offers problem prevention and advanced problem resolution), and Lifecycle Event Services to help customers deploy technologies more quickly.

Other offerings include Financial Services, which provides flexible investment solutions that can help SMBs maximize current technology environments and accelerate their move to new IT platforms, and cloud services to provide access to a broad range of cloud services through HP’s global partner network.

"At each key growth stage, SMBs require the right IT solutions that support the critical business outcomes they want to drive," Kris Rogers, senior vice president of PCM, an HP channel partner, said in a statement. "HP’s Just Right IT portfolio delivers a simple program for HP Channel Partners, offering tools for all SMB growth stages that efficiently and effectively market, sell, design, deliver and deploy simple, affordable and reliable solutions."

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