HP Inc. Supports MERLION IT Solutions Summit as a Technical Sponsor of the Event
In September 2017, Merlion conducted MERLION IT Solutions Summit in the Moscow region – the first big event of the distributor, which gathered over 900 participants-partners in the VAD (Value Added Distribution) area. HP Inc. was the major technical sponsor of the event.
HP Inc. is acknowledged as the world's leading company in all fields of its business: this company is world’s No. 1 in the fields related to commercial and consumer PCs, deskjet, laser and large-format printing and takes stable positions on the market of customer printing services. HP Inc. has been cooperating with MERLION for many years. Since 2005, MERLION is an official HP distributor in the Russian Federation. The Russian partner’s portfolio includes the whole range of HP products. The vendor regularly appreciates MERLION’s activities in multiple fields by granting awards and diplomas, including: “Platinum HP Distributor”, “Best Distributor of HP Designjet Product Family for Corporate Channel Sales”, Fastest Growing HP PPS Distribution Partner in Commercial Computing FY14 Russia”.
At MERLION IT Solutions Summit, as part of MERLION Expo, HP Inc. presented a number of products for corporate users such as Z24 and EliteDisplay S240uj monitors, HP Elite Slice desktop, all-in one HP EliteOne 1000G1, Z2 mini mobile workstation, and Zbook laptop.
In addition, during this event the representatives of HP Inc. – Nikolay Shmykov, HP Business Personal Systems Category Team Leader, and Alexey Samoilov, HP Partner Business Manager, – highlighted such a relevant topic as “the office of the future” and also presented latest HP solutions for business. The presentation attracted a keen interest of summit participants as the commercial segments incorporates over 4 million computers, the age of which is more than 5 years and these computers are getting old. Many systems have reached the end of their service life for 5-year or longer intensive operation in business companies. This means higher probability of failures of such computers and therefore higher risks for businesses. A computer failure may lead to relevant losses even if such a failure will not cause data loss, because an employee is not able to fulfill duties in full while the relevant computer is under repair or is subject to replacement. This leads to company’s direct losses easy to estimate.
Another important and popular issue for discussion was HP Security and DaaS (Device as a Service) – in the era of digital technologies, businesses have to face certain problems related to teamwork management. Out-of-date equipment not only affects the efficiency of communications, but also creates personnel safety hazard, including employees working out of the office. To reduce such risks, HP offers the Device as a Service model. This approach allows to replace capital costs with operating ones and to accurately monitor the entire life cycle of devices. HP Security solutions designed with regard to actual risks are responsible for security. This topic was covered by Hoxland Corbett, Business Development Manager HP, CEMA.
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