MY HORIZON CHALLENGE
Club Horizon
 
Qualify now for your chance to win an all inclusive trip to Abu Dhabi!*
 
Are you up for the challenge? Get involved in our My Horizon Challenge incentive to be in with a chance of winning a place on the all-inclusive Club Horizon trip to Abu Dhabi!

Collect Gold, Silver and Bronze medals throughout the qualification and incentive period to top the Medal leaderboard and be in the best position to win your place on the trip at the end of the incentive period.
 
On your marks. Jet set. GO!
 
KEY DATES
REGISTER & QUALIFY TO PARTICIPATE:
1 March – 30 April 2019

INCENTIVE LAUNCH: 1 May 2019

INCENTIVE END: 31 October 2019

CLUB HORIZON TRIP TO ABU DHABI:
February 2020
 
 
FIND OUT MORE & REGISTER TODAY
 
*Terms and conditions apply. Visit MyHorizon Challenge for full details of the Incentive Rules and T&Cs.
 
 
 
HPE OFFICECONNECT – SUPERFAST SMART-MANAGED SWITCHES
 
HPE OfficeConnect provides affordable networking solutions that are simple to deploy, easy to manage and supportable with limited resources and budget constraints.

Help small business customers join the dots with HPE OfficeConnect... focus on their business and not on spending time managing networks!

To help you on your journey, we’ve pulled together a set of assets to help you sell HPE OfficeConnect!
 
SYNERGY BATTLECARD
 
HPE Synergy – One infrastructure to run any workload!

Recently launched on Horizon is our new Synergy Battlecard that provides Partners with a one-stop document for a detailed look at HPE Synergy and how it compares to the other competitive solutions in the marketplace. Help your customers capitalise on the benefits of migrating to HPE Synergy!
 
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POINTNEXT ENABLEMENT GUIDE WITH DEMAND GEN ASSETS
 
Soon to launch on Horizon is our Pointnext Demand Gen Kit, giving Partners an insight to the easy-to-sell HPE Pointnext IT service packages and the benefits they can bring to your customers! Discover how you can maximise HPE Pointnext’s potential today with our end customer demand gen kit – just add your logo and share with your customers to drive demand for HPE Pointnext and GreenLake!

In the meantime, visit the HPE Pointnext campaign to see how the easy-to-sell IT service packages can help get your customers’s businesses from their now, to their next!
 
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MYHORIZON NEW ASSETS
 
Have you visited the new look MyHorizon section yet?

Keep your eye on MyHorizon with great new assets soon to come online, including:
 
 1.   SMB Market Trends & Insights for 2019
 
 2.   Sales Masterclass – Consultative selling approach
 
 3.   Sales Training Support – Pointnext Services Attach
 
 4.   Marketing Masterclass – Social selling guide
 
 5.   Expert Whiteboard Video – SimpliVity by Bob de Vita
 
 6.   Nimble Reseller Case Study video
 
 
 
HPE UPDATES
 
The HPE StoreVirtual VSA product family is scheduled to begin its End of Life (EOL) process on 17 March 2019. The purpose of this notice is to explain the various stages of the EOL process and their impact on ordering, product availability, and other important dates. Download the document below for further information.
 
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TOP TECH TRENDS FOR THE CHANNEL COMMUNITY
 
This year will mark the year of intelligent storage for businesses as IT decision-makers will utilise intelligence to address their always-on, always-fast requirements. Intelligent storage from HPE is a portfolio of data centre storage, hardware and cloud storage services provided by HPE InfoSight—which collects data from your IT environment and applies AI to manage it.

“Intelligent storage continuously learns in its hybrid cloud surroundings to provide a transformative data experience that aligns with the business needs.”

Hybrid cloud is now becoming the norm. The only way to respond to this hybrid world is to offer an open approach of building solutions and managing environments—an approach anchored by composability. This term may be new to you but, in essence the terminology refers to having the flexibility to create and deploy your own environments in fluid, automated resource pools within minutes. This will provide organisations with the integration and flexibility to address any workload.

With increased cloud adoption, the pace of business has changed as well. In 2019, infrastructure automation, machine learning, and artificial intelligence for predictive and proactive operations will be required to achieve agility and keep pace with today ’s data-driven businesses.
Additionally, the explosion of connected things continues to create a wealth of new mobile and IoT-based services and capabilities from the edge to the cloud and across the enterprise. However, securing and managing IoT devices to support business requirements is a top concern for business and technology leaders, along with stopping advanced threats, as hackers continue to get more sophisticated. The challenges will lie in effectively adopting these innovative new technologies, without putting corporate data at risk or burdening IT teams.

Lastly, the pay-as-you-go economic model resonates broadly across the enterprise as the benefits are tangible with consumption-based IT on-premises and managing cloud consumption. It helps them to quickly deploy IT to support new projects, new businesses, and new customers. Consumption-based IT provides businesses with personalised attention, enables them to eliminate some of the ‘heavy lifting’ necessary to operate IT, and allows them to focus on growing their own enterprise. In 2019 and beyond, we believe you’ll see more and more businesses adopt this intelligent IT solution that pays dividends across their organisation.
 
 
CHANNEL DIRECTION FOR PARTNERS

HPE’s vision is to invest in high-growth areas of the market, where the biggest opportunities lie for us and our partners. Through our Partner Ready Program, HPE are rewarding partners with higher rebates and quicker access to higher membership tiers for their investment and sales of these high-growth products and services, including:
 
 •   Storage solutions such as HPE Nimble Storage and HPE 3PAR
 
 •   Software-defined solutions such as HPE Synergy and HPE SimpliVity
 
 •   Software solutions such as HPE OneView and HPE OneSphere
 
 •   IoT solutions such as Edgeline
 
 •   Services led solutions such as HPE GreenLake and HPE Datacenter Care
 
Ingram Micro has an unwavering commitment to the channel. It is imperative for the channel community to adapt fast, identify these growth areas with their customer needs and align their strategy to it and Ingram Micro can help you accelerate your customer strategy.
 
 
Paul Williams
Ingram Micro EMEA
BDM, HPE Hybrid IT
 
 
TECHNOLOGY TAKES CENTER COURT IN THE BASKETBALL WORLD
 
Technology is dramatically changing the way basketball is played and watched by fans. Advances in video and sensor technology, cloud computing, big data analytics, artificial intelligence, and other tech breakthroughs has changed the game significantly in just a few short years. Prodded by a generation of tech-savvy owners (including well-known tech billionaires Steve Ballmer and Mark Cuban), technology has taken center court. And there’s no going back—even bigger changes may be in store over the next five years.

It’s all about the data

One of the primary movers behind the changes is the same thing that drives the business tech revolution: data, and lots of it. Teams at the collegiate and professional level now use a host of data and analytics tools including ShotTracker, which takes a different approach to data capture than SportVU. It uses a sensor-enabled ball, tiny sensors worn by players, and sensors installed in an arena’s rafters. The system provides coaches with live data and analytics, fans with live data, and players with their own customized results so they can pinpoint their strengths and weaknesses and learn from them.

Improving the fan experience

Without fans, there is no league. Teams are starting to use tech tools like augmented and virtual reality and AI-created instant replays beamed to the seats to satisfy a fan base increasingly used to streaming media and instant statistics.

The NBA is engaging in new ways with fans. You can now watch some NBA games at home using virtual reality headsets, so you feel as if you’re at the arena. Augmented reality will come next in which data will be overlaid over immersive virtual reality apps—the probability that the shot just launched will be made, for example.

Owners lead the way

The inexorable spread of technology throughout basketball shows no signs of slowing, in part because of who owns basketball teams—a combination of those who have made their fortunes on technology and those who have used it in business and their personal lives.

“The owners of NBA teams are more tech-savvy than owners of baseball and football teams,” Brunious says. “In those leagues, owners are a lot more entrenched in their ways. Sometimes they’re owned by families who have owned the team for many decades. In the NBA, owners tend to come from the tech side and are used to technology and making decisions using analytics. They’re more willing to try new things.”
 
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NEW PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS
 
Learn about the latest HPE Product and Solution releases this month... all to help customers achieve true digital transformation!
 
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