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by Susan Twombly, Aug. 2009

If your company is under pressure to pack more productivity into the work day, you’re not alone.

Today, businesses across industries want to get more done from more places. They want more secure, reliable solutions for mobility and a range of choices to work more easily, more ways.

HP can be your one-stop solution for an on-the-go workforce. In fact, HP’s suite of mobility products can outfit your entire organization’s unique needs – from petite handhelds to high-performance workstations.

But it’s the innovations built into these offerings – like the HP Professional Innovations across our business notebook line – that can really make a difference in making the mobile computing experience more secure, reliable and easy.

It can all add up to more productivity for users, and more peace of mind for you.

Work more securely

You need a mobile environment you and your employees can trust. HP offers a broad choice of multi-layered security solutions to help control access, protect data and prevent tampering or theft. And, we make them available across all series of HP business notebooks and mobile workstations.1

For example, with HP Spare Key, you can set up robust security without the worry of forgotten passwords and locked-out users. To gain access, users answer three personal questions correctly.2 This can not only increase productivity, it can decrease help desk calls.

Enhanced Pre-boot Security can add another level of protection, even with multiple users per system. Combining biometrics, Smart Cards and passwords, it authenticates users before letting them log all the way into the operating system.

Privacy Manager for HP ProtectTools helps make chat and email more secure with an easy fingerprint swipe that verifies each contact’s identity.3

When you’re ready to dispose or redeploy HP notebooks or mobile workstation, you can use HP Disk Sanitizer to permanently delete sensitive information from the hard drive.4

If you want the security advantages of server-based computing, check out our new mobile thin client. Data resides on centralized servers, not mobilized thin clients, to help minimize risks.

Further, HP Minis have a Kensington lock slot. Attach it to a stationery object, like a table, to help guard against theft.

Work more easily

HP mobile devices offer many features that can make it easier for hard workers to get the job done.

With HP QuickLook 2 on our business, professional and mobile workstation series, users can access email, calendar, task and contact information in as little as 10 seconds5 – and without having to wait for the system to power up.

On our professional series and select mobile workstation models, workers can flick on the built-in HP Night Light to improve visibility in low-light conditions.

HP EliteBook Notebook PCs have an integrated 2 MP Webcam with Business Card Reader Software for video conferences.6 There’s no additional hardware to carry and you can scan business cards straight into Outlook.

Professional series users can go thinner and lighter with an HP Illumi-Lite LED display, which can also help reduce battery run time. Workers can also stay light and get lots done with the near-full-sized keyboard and 10.1" diagonal display on our HP Mini series.

Want a faster, easier way to help ensure mobile users have the latest critical updates? HP SoftPaq Download Manager, available across all series of our business notebooks and mobile workstations, is a simple and powerful way to download software updates across your environment. On mobile thin clients, upgrades can be easy and fast because you can make them on centralized servers, not individual devices.

Work more reliably

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HP mobility solutions aren’t just built for the road, they’re built for reliability.

In our professional and workstation series, that reliability extends into the solid, aircraft-inspired construction of our HP DuraCase design. It features a full magnesium alloy chassis with a magnesium/aluminum bonded display enclosure, along with display and surface reinforcements, a four-point lock down for the lid and hardened hinges to help withstand wear and tear.

Professional and workstation series notebooks also have HP DuraKeys, coated to make keys up to 50 times more resistant to visible wear.7 Dual HDD support for RAID (0) striping and RAID (1) mirroring can help boost data protection and performance. Further, an HP DuraFinish provides a scratch-resistant coating on palm rests, display covers and touchpads, which extends to our business series, as well.

With fewer moving parts, HP mobile thin clients can heighten reliability and extend product life. Solid State Modules (SSMs) can decrease heat while increasing battery run time and durability. With no moving parts, the Solid State Drives on select notebooks can help increase performance, battery life and reliability.

Work with confidence

Find out more about HP solutions for enterprise mobility. And move forward towards a trusted mobile environment that can free workers to get more done from more places.

1 Features included on HP s, b, p and w series notebooks.

2 Requires initial user setup.

3 All parties involved in an encrypted IM session require a fingerprint sensor.

4 For the use cases outlined in the DOD 5220.22-M Supplement.

5 HP QuickLook 2 is accessible when the notebook is off or in hibernation from Windows XP of Vista. Timings may vary depending on the system configuration.

6 Internet access required.

7 In independent testing conducted by Trace Laboratories, HP DuraKeys showed no wear after 250,000 cycles. Competitor notebooks showed significant wear after only 5,000 cycles.

8 Shipping and handling fees may apply depending on retailer/reseller. Program terms vary by country.

9 Systems may require upgraded and/or separately purchased hardware and/or a DVD drive to install the Windows 7 software and take full advantage of Windows 7 functionality. See for details.

Related links:

» HP ProtectTools
» HP Sparekey
» HP Sparekey video
» Privacy Manager for HP ProtectTools video

» HP Quicklock 2
» Business card reader software
» HP Softpaq Download Manager

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» File sanitizer

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