from the HP Tech Forum in sunny Las
marks that last day of the forum and I was very pleased to see lots of people
in attendance at the closing general session this morning. It really says that people are willing to put
in the time investment to stay engaged.
session featured presentations from AMD, Brocade and Intel,
continuing the discussion on data center transformations and showing the power
that these vendors, along with HP, can bring to the data center of the
highlight of the closing session was a visit from comedian Howie Mandel. Very funny – in fact, I was laughing so hard
I had tears in my eyes. What a great way
to perk up a crowd of people who had the look of “too much Las Vegas” on their faces! Tonight the HP 2008 Tech Forum wraps up with
a concert featuring Matchbox 20.
working the last few hours in the expo area, I continue to be impressed with
the number of vendors that are here to help round out the story and showcase
the capabilities they bring to the table along with HP.
Universal Print Driver continues to be the hot topic in the booth. This is the strategy moving forward for HP –
one print driver instead of individual drivers – so get on board with the
transformation! The HP Universal Print
Driver for Windows ® is a single, intelligent print driver that gives users
instant access to a wide range of HP print devices, replacing individual
product drivers. The HP Universal Print
Driver makes it easy to connect to HP printing devices without having to
download separate, product-specific drivers.
And a more streamlined imaging and printing environment means less
strain on the network and easier installation of new printers and queues. And the Universal Print Driver will help you
optimize and better manage your printing infrastructure. And it’s free! Check it out at www.hp.com/go/upd.
major highlight of the printing and imaging section of the HP booth was the HP
Retail Photo Kiosk – a walk-up device being deployed in major retailers,
where customer can walk up and print their photos. Attendees have been walking away with
pictures stating how “cool” it is.
were also looking at many of our consumer printers for home use to print
pictures and to use in their home offices.
Featured models were:
- HP Office Jet Pro L7590
- HP Office Jet Pro K8600
- HP Photosmart Pro B8850
- HP Photosmart C8180 all-in-one
- HP Photosmart D7460
it was a great week, with great customers and vendor partners. Remember to Get
Connected – People, Technology and Solutions from HP.