HP Accelerates Workplace Solutions for the Hybrid Workforce

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 09/21/2021 - 12:21

PALO ALTO, Calif., September 14, 2021 – Today HP Inc. announced new solutions that simplify and automate device management tasks, giving IT more freedom to focus on what’s important for their business and their employees. HP is committed to innovating at the heart of hybrid, providing seamless solutions and experiences to help people adapt to new ways of doing business. HP’s comprehensive portfolio of hardware, software, and cloud-based services, empower employees with innovative technology to help them stay productive, connected, collaborative, and secure – wherever work happens.

With hybrid work continuing to be the norm, managing employee devices has never been more challenging. IT teams are constantly balancing priorities to meet the demands of changing work environments while boosting productivity and improving the employee experience. With 87% of companies including employee experience in their IT performance goals, many organizations don't have the resources to cover the increased challenges created by remote work situations. The time spent on managing devices and supporting users – regardless of location – competes with delivering on strategic IT initiatives. HP’s new solutions handle vital device management tasks thereby optimizing IT productivity and improving the employee experience.

“The future of work is now. IT teams are the heroes of today’s new working environment empowering employees to work from anywhere,” said Sumeer Chandra, Global Head and General Manager, Personal Systems Services, HP Inc. “HP’s new management solutions are automated and scalable for the evolving ways people work. HP Adaptive Endpoint Management is the gold standard for managing PCs in hybrid working environments, to help ensure devices are secure, up-to-date, and fully supported.”

A New Managed Service for IT

For IT who wants to modernize and automate how they manage PCs, HP Adaptive Endpoint Management2 is a fully managed service that helps IT managers send PCs directly to employees with zero-touch deployment. In less than an hour, employees can get to work quickly by simply unboxing their Windows PC and signing on with one-click, where their suite of applications automatically installs, making device setup fast and hassle-free – all without having to interact with IT. HP Adaptive Endpoint Management also frees IT from day-to-day PC management. With the help of HP service experts, the service automatically provisions PCs with Microsoft Autopilot and enforces security policies from the cloud. HP service experts can also support traditionally challenging legacy applications via the cloud – helping accelerate their modernization journey. HP Adaptive Endpoint Management securely manages increasingly distributed PC environments, even with multiple operating systems and vendors.

New Manageability Solutions for IT

For IT who want to manage the BIOS using the cloud, HP Connect for Microsoft Endpoint Manager3 frees up valuable IT resources by making it easy to remotely configure, secure, and update the BIOS of HP commercial PCs. IT can now create policies for groups of devices customizing over 100 different HP BIOS settings. They can systematically push the desired settings to the correct devices during their initial setup, and change settings remotely as needed – all through the cloud. HP Connect for Microsoft Endpoint Manager also allows IT to better protect PC BIOS from unauthorized changes, eliminating the risks associated with traditional password-based approaches.

“HP is helping customers take advantage of true enterprise mobility by removing barriers to cloud management adoption,” said Nicole Dezen, CVP, Device Partner Sales Microsoft. “HP Connect for Microsoft Endpoint Manager gives the modern device administrator more control over HP specific device features by leveraging Microsoft Graph API for Intune. This demonstrates how new services and applications can be made possible through Microsoft Intune platform extensibility.”

Since the start of the pandemic, 58% of ITDMs have expedited the use of virtual desktops.4 HP Cloud Endpoint Manager5 is a cloud-ready solution designed for IT who want a better way to deploy and securely manage thousands of HP Thin Clients, all through a modern and intuitive interface. Accessible from any location from a web browser, the solution helps IT prioritize their day with customizable dashboards that include metrics and analytics to keep them up to date on deployments, device compliance, and server health. HP Cloud Endpoint Manager equips IT teams with real-time alerts to quickly identify and resolve issues while also saving them time through the automation of repetitive management tasks.

Pricing and Availability

  • HP Adaptive Endpoint Management is available now. Pricing varies based on each customer’s unique IT environment and needs.
  • HP Cloud Endpoint Manager is expected to be available for download in January.
  • HP Connect for Microsoft Endpoint Manager is expected to be available in December.

Let's Talk