Press Release: March 19, 2012

HP Delivers More PC Value with HP Client Automation Management Solutions

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- HP today announced the release of version 8.10 of HP Client Automation, which enables customers to significantly reduce the cost of PC management by delivering better service to their end users and providing better return on investment in PC technology.

HP Client Automation helps customers boost end-user productivity, increase security and compliance, and improve performance of the organization overall.

With HP Client Automation, HP enterprise customers can reduce costs and setup time during technology refresh projects by delivering new PCs directly to end users, eliminating the need to stage deployments through the IT department. Set-up time can be reduced from hours to minutes.  Operating system (OS) adoption is simplified by using HP Client Automation OS Manager to transition to Microsoft Windows® 7 or the upcoming Windows 8.(1)

“HP is committed to providing the most comprehensive IT Automation and Management solutions,” said Bill Veghte, executive vice president, HP Software, and chief strategy officer, HP. “Our market-leading HP Client Automation management solution allows IT professionals to manage multivendor devices, automate deployment and migration to new systems quickly and efficiently, and significantly save on their annual power costs.”

HP customers can rapidly implement new technology trends, such as virtualization, by using HP Client Automation for traditional PCs, virtual desktops, virtualized applications and thin clients. HP Client Automation provides a consistent method to assign and deliver services to users, independent of the device type.

HP Client Automation management solutions address some of the top IT concerns, including energy conservation, hardware management and security. Customers can reduce costly desk-side visits from their IT department by using HP Client Automation to automatically acquire and deploy HP Softpaqs, increase hardware security and protection with HP ProtectTools and HP Device Access Manager, reduce power consumption with HP Power Assistant, and reduce costly downtime with HP hardware-based failure alerts. 

With HP Client Automation, customers centrally manage these unique HP hardware innovations, which helps them realize the highest value from their investments in
HP products – hardware and software.

HP Client Automation is the preferred HP solution for customers with more than 10,000 seats, and continues to be a powerful automation solution for larger, more complex environments. HP Client Automation provides one solution for all end points – physical and virtual, thick and thin.  

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(1) When available from Microsoft.
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