HP Announces New Printing Solutions For Offices
The last ten years have seen significant developments in technology across all sectors, with new products and services helping to make business processes much easier than in the past.
It is alarming to think that online shopping was non-existent just 25 years ago, while now it is seen as a necessity for many individuals.
The introduction of the internet has brought astronomical changes to people's lives, allowing them to buy products from the comfort of their own homes, while the proliferation of computers in the business world means that companies can now store many of their articles digitally.
Cloud computing is another invention that has brought a number of advantages to firms, as they can upload content to the web, helping them to save hard drive space and share documents with ease.
With companies now accepting more data than ever before, it is vital they have the resources to manage and store information.
Information can be stored physically in the shape of print outs and online in order to ensure that firms do not end up spending lavish amounts of money on ink cartridges.
Deciding whether to use black or colour ink is also an important consideration, as the latter is much more expensive, meaning it should be reserved mainly for third parties such as clients.
While these innovations have revolutionised how many companies operate, major technological strides have also been made in the printer and ink industry.
HP is one of the firms that are at the head of this movement, with the business recently unveiling its HP Officejet Pro and HP LaserJet printers.
These systems aim to help customers decrease costs and increase their efficiency. The company has called the systems the largest upgrade to its services in more than a decade.
The Officejet Pro X Series desktop printers and multifunction printers (MFP) deliver up to twice the speed of colour laser printers as well as half the printing cost, with PageWide Technology used to power the devices.
Small and medium-sized businesses, remote offices and branch offices can all print up to 70 pages per minute thanks to the hardware, enabling them to produce a higher output in a shorter period of time.
On the other hand, HP's LaserJet systems aim to offer a higher standard of high-performance document processing and sharing, making the transition from paper to the digital office even easier.
Its LaserJet Enterprise flow MFP M525c and HP LaserJet Enterprise colour flow MFP M575c hardware can be incorporated with content management solutions, allowing customers to access, organise, and leverage data in documents, audio, video, emails and web pages.
To boost efficiency in workforces, HP has also made its Flow CM Professional technology available, bringing enterprise-class content management to up and coming businesses.
By capturing, indexing, storing and retrieving documents, firms can utilise a user-friendly interface.
Stephen Cassar, chief executive officer, TICKETsage, is one professional who has praised the services, noting that the technology has improved his business in many ways.
"The HP Flow CM Professional and HP flow MFPs offer us an opportunity to improve employee productivity via collaboration and streamlined processes, allowing us to focus more time towards our customers and overall business.
"We see these offerings as having a very positive impact on our business -making it easy to scan documents, easy to find them in the cloud-based document management system and easy to print out information," Mr Cassar explained.
Commenting on HP's new technologies, Todd Bradley, executive vice president, HP Printing and Personal Systems, claimed the company's offerings present previously unavailable ways of working.
"Our customers need innovative technology tailored to their workflow that is simple and effective, and helps them conduct business. HP is offering new ways to print that have not previously been possible - with superb speed and performance to drive a new level of office efficiency," Mr Bradley noted.
Posted by Fred Bugenhalgen.