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How do your SMB clients protect their business data?

With the broad array of technologies associated with data protection, how can you help your SMB customers choose the right one to keep their business running?



SMBs Make Smart Tech Moves Today; Get New Customers Tomorrow

Effective use of customer relationship management (CRM) and business intelligence (BI) applications is one way your small and midsized business (SMB) customers can use technology to acquire new customers. When combined with optimized wireless technology and powerful servers and storage, your SMB customers will be able to keep them happy, too.



SMBs are buying CRM solutions like crazy – see what the right storage can do for you

Having the right storage is key.


Capitalize on this selling opportunity by guiding your SMB customers to the right storage products to support their CRM solutions.  Here’s how:





MicroServer for Dummies- Chapter 1: Understanding Why You Need a Server

Before one can fully understand why the HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 is the ideal choice for their SMB, they must first understand what exactly a server is used for AND how it can benefit their business.



DL80 Gen9 gives SMBs cost effective IT

With limited IT budgets, SMB customers are constantly on the lookout for cost-effective IT that will keep pace with their data growth, and provide options to manage and deliver performance.



HP & Microsoft Lync: Solving Communications, Collaboration Challenges for your SMB.

Do not let communication and collaboration challenges affect your customers’ business productivity. Growing businesses need anywhere, anytime, and reliable communication channels – and HP has partnered with Microsoft on an ideal package that will also help your small and midsize business (SMB) customers increase overall productivity. Here is how…



HP Just Right IT: Productive IT for SMBs

Your business needs smart IT, and HP’s Just Right IT portfolio is the answer with IT that can help your business stay productive. Here’s how…



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Edging out the Competition with HP Flex-Bundles for SMB BI with MS SQL Server 2014

Small to midsize businesses (SMBs) that can generate actionable data from their data warehouses will have the competitive edge in the market place. Leveraging business intelligence (BI) solutions, specifically HP Flex-Bundles for SMB BI with MS SQL Server 2014, provides the data needed to create robust sales and marketing campaigns, increase operational efficiencies, and transform business trajectory.



Put your SMB data to work with HP Flex-Bundles with Microsoft SQL Server 2014

If your SMB needs to get a handle on its data management, HP Flex-Bundles with Microsoft SQL Server 2014 can help. Find out how these easily deployable solutions can improve productivity and efficiencies at a low investment cost.



ProLiant Gen9 is an ideal opportunity for your SMB!

HP and Microsoft have joined together to create a portfolio of SMB server reference configurations designed for the needs of growing businesses like yours. These complete packages include everything you need to get started with server-based computing, quickly and affordably.


Let’s get to know one of the best choices for your SMB today: the HP ProLiant DL160 Gen9. This server provides the essential combination of performance, manageability and storage for the specific IT Needs of SMBs. The power of HP ProLiant Gen9 server technology combined with Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 creates an ideal SMB server solution.



How to reduce SMB costs? (AKA: The question we all have)

Are your small and midsized-business customers worried about increasing user demand, and increasing IT requirements while also trying to stay within their budget and tend to the everyday needs of their business?


Are there times they (and you) feel like it is an impossible mission? It doesn’t have to be! HP Just Right IT provides end-to-end technology delivered at an affordable value.



Virtualization Proving Valuable for SMBs

Do you want to achieve cost savings and operational efficiencies including less management time, increased productivity, and improved application availability?




So, what's the First Server for the Business Starter?

As you start your new businesses, IT needs are typically simpler than those of established businesses.  

Just Right IT for Business Starters are simple, affordable IT solutions to help SMBs launch their businesses.



Saturday Coffee Coaching Series Part 2: Server Management Challenges that all SMBs Can Relate With.

Whether you’re getting started or are expanding your business, we’re aware you have a relenting list of day-to-day admin IT challenges. Read this blog to see if what we think your IT admin challenges are is correct. 



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Saturday Coffee Coaching Series Part 1: SMB IT Obstacles, Challenges, Roadblocks

Have you ever felt challenged by complicated IT?


Wonder if others are faced with the same obstacles?


Read to find out. 



What is HP ServeIT? Pre-defined, flexible solutions for small and midsize businesses.

As your business grows, new IT challenges can arise. HP ServeIT solutions are designed with HP's robust partner community to meet your IT needs and keep pace with your growing business.



"HP ServeIT offers flexible predefined IT solutions that enable SMBs to increase productivity and reach new markets faster, while lowering costs"

HP Networking for Growing Businesses

A network that works for you. 


SMBs are the lifeblood of the world’s economy. Whether your opportunities and challenges are supporting a mobile workforce or allowing customers secure, 24/7 access to your network, HP  understands your unique needs. Together, we can help you grow your business and innovate  new products and services to serve your customers better.


Let's meet small and midsize business needs with a flexible and robust network architecture.

Stress-free, reliable storage solutions? YES.

You are likely faced with both increasingly demanding users and increasingly complex infrastructure requirements. At the same time, you are probably being asked to reduce IT costs without the help of added headcount. Are there times when this feels like an impossible mission?




The new stuff in 2012 R2 (Part 2)

Just the other day we started looking at what is new in Microsoft 2012 R2. This new wave of products includes Windows Server 2012 R2, System Center 2012 R2, SQL Server 2014, Visual Studio 2013,  and several new Windows Azure services. Although we covered many of the different innovations from enabling open source software to making device users productive and protecting corporate information, there are a few more Microsoft 2012 R2 innovations we did not cover. Today, we will take a look at these new features of Microsoft’s new products



The new stuff in 2012 R2 (Part 1)

You have probably heard Microsoft’s exciting announcements about its next wave of products (including Windows Server 2012 R2, System Center 2012 R2, SQL Server 2014, Visual Studio 2013, Windows Intune, and several new Windows Azure services). For this wave of products, Microsoft modified their internal processes some and built for the cloud first. This cloud first design principle means that Microsoft designed each new feature for the scale, security, and simplicity of a high-scale cloud service.


Today we will take a closer look at a few of the innovations Microsoft provides with 2012 R2. 


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Server Fundamentals for SMBs

Every SMB is a target customer for server opportunities. Small and medium businesses have similar business needs as larger enterprises, but often have constrained IT resources and limited budgets. This is one area where a server could be beneficial for SMBs. Coffee Coaching wants to help you initiate server discussions with your SMB customers.



HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 Hands-On!

The HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 is an ideal SMB first server. This quiet, stylishly designed server has a form factor that is easy to use and service, and helps small businesses drive down their expenses, while improving productivity, efficiency, and security.


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UPDATE: You Asked for it and HP & Microsoft Delivered- WSUS for WS2012 Essentials!

HP’s SMB resellers and Microsoft’s MVP community are ecstatic about the new availability of Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) for Windows Server 2012 Essentials—Download it today!



HP iLO Essentials: The Key to Unlocking Remote Management for your Small and Medium Business Server

HP Integrated Lights-Out Essentials (HP iLO Essentials), a market segment iLO license designed with small and medium business customers in mind, offers many solutions for common SMB problems. 

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