It’s difficult to imagine a world more technologically advanced than the one we live in today. Until we remember saying the same thing ten—even five—years ago. Up until recently, limited bandwidth prevented most people from enjoying streaming videos, but today a system that can’t handle streaming content is considered obsolete. Technology can and does change that quickly.

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The technology we might see in the next ten years is mostly speculation, so for now we’ll focus on what to expect in 2012.

Mobile solutions for the mobile worker

We’ve been able to access documents on-the-go for a while, but printing those documents while out of the office has often been a challenge—until now.

“HP’s history of innovation runs deep, and we continue to leverage 1110_SMB_spurl_2012_lazymanchairs601171712352.9254that legacy and build on it for future growth,” said Vyomesh Joshi, executive vice president, Imaging and Printing Group, HP. “While printing in the traditional sense will continue to be integral to what we bring to the world, we are disrupting the market with leading innovations beyond the page as well.”

HP ePrint allows you to email office documents, presentations, and photos directly to HP ePrint-enabled printers—like the HP Officejet Pro 8600 e-All-in-One Printer—using any device with email capabilities. [1] All HP ePrint-enabled printers have their own email address, so you, your coworkers, or even your clients can email print jobs directly to the printer without installing any drivers or software from across the room to across the country.

Having the ability to work while you’re on the move is a luxury. Having the power to complete that work shouldn’t be. Products like HP’s line of EliteBook Notebook PCs are designed for powerful computing, as well as demanding workstation applications and essential security. You’ll work confidently—and fast—with a mobile workstation that enables your business to work more efficiently.
Store and print—in the cloud

One of the hot topics in the computing world these days is cloud storage. Quite simply, cloud storage allows data to be stored on multiple virtual servers—freeing up the need to have physical storage devices either on- or off-site.

The choice to implement a cloud computing solution is different for every organization. Some important things to consider:

Security measures whether corporate and customer data is secure in the cloud.
Open infrastructure provides a choice in cloud delivery models without adding complexity.
Automation improves the speed and efficiency of your cloud services.1110_SMB_spurl_2012_googlecloudprint777306327656.4817
Resilient technologies meet defined service levels for cloud availability, quality and performance.
Seamless integration combines public and private clouds with traditional delivery to create a unified IT service portfolio.
Cost considerations must be met in order to provide the best return on investment.

With HP ePrint-enabled printers and Google Cloud Print, all you need is the cloud to print—no drivers, no PC connection and no software. [2] Cloud Print is part of HP’s ePrint mobile-printing portfolio, enabling you to print where life and business happen.
Scan more than just flat objects

The HP TopShot LaserJet Pro Multifunction Printer M275 is 1110_SMB_spurl_2012_topshot17557713128.632412HP’s first web-connected color laser multi-function printer with the power to scan 3D objects. These objects can be scanned and used to create unique artwork and presentations. Click here to learn more.

In addition to 3D objects, converting your paper documents into electronic form allows you to store, share, and use them more effectively. Considering document management with
scanners like the HP Scanjet 5590 is just smart business.
Less clutter and higher efficiency

Improvements in technology aren’t all about processor speed and the amount of memory. Computers and peripherals now need fewer cables than ever before, freeing your desktop from clutter so you can get back to business.

Other benefits of an All-in-One (AIO) solution are:

Less packaging = lower shipping costs. With the rise in shipping costs, one of the easiest ways for businesses to save is to ship less. HP AIO PCs ship in a single box, enabling significant cost and time savings. Fewer boxes and cables make it easier for businesses to manage their IT investment.
Higher efficiency = lower energy bills. A typical PC and monitor can use up to 250 watts per day. HP AIO PCs use as little as 34 watts. HP AIO PCs won’t eat up your energy budget like typical PCs, leaving more resources for the things that really matter.
Just one cord to plug in. Traditional PCs require a nest of cables just to get started. Simplify your life with the HP AIO PC’s elegant out-of-the-box experience.

While we couldn’t imagine some of this technology a few years ago, we can certainly understand how to apply it to our daily work lives. Whether it’s printing on-the-go, scanning 3D objects, or implementing an AIO solution, it’s hard to argue that technology is heading in the right direction.
Slate 2.0

Don’t forget about HP’s newest Tablet PC. Ideal for people with jobs that frequently take them away from traditional desks, yet need to remove productive in a familiar Windows environment. Optimized for Windows® 7 Professional, the HP Slate 2 Tablet PC is also intended for those who use custom applications that must operate in a Windows® environment.