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Dell Introduces a Whole New Imaging Portfolio Centred On Improving Productivity
Dell printers are mainly focused on small to medium scaled businesses. These are printers are already extremely popular amongst entrepreneurs because of a wide variety of reasons. However, if these reasons weren’t enough, Dell has decided to add new ones by introducing a whole new imaging portfolio for businesses to dig their teeth into.
The new imaging portfolio comprises a Dell Smart Printer, four Dell entry level printers, and a Dell Printer Hub. The whole imaging portfolio emphasises business productivity through a wide array of features and interconnectivity.
Specifically, the new imaging portfolio focuses on better management of data flows, reduction of pointless complexity in systems, and improved levels of collaboration between various terminals of a business. The following are some of the highlights of the new imaging portfolio.
Smart Printer S2810dn
The S2810 is a Dell Smart printer that is tailor made for small to medium scaled businesses as well as office workgroups, provided there is dedicated IT support. This printer is not only affordable to acquire but also boasts of a low cost per page estimate within its segment.
One of the most critical elements of the Dell Smart Printer S2810 is that it has a solid Secure Print Release feature. There is also a 10 digit keypad with an LCD panel. Boasting of a print speed of up to 35 pages per minute, the Dell Smart Printer S2810 also has automatic duplexing features and a huge 1GB internal memory.
Single Function Printer E310dw
This is the simplest machine in the new imaging portfolio. This printer is for everyday basic use and that too for businesses with size ranging from micro to small. Because of its simplistic nature, the E310dw has basic features such as Wi-Fi connectivity, Ethernet, and USB connectivity.
Additionally, the E310dw also comes with Dell Printer Easy Installer and the automatic duplexing feature.
Mono Multifunction Printers E515dw and E514dw
Dell E515dw and E514dw are both monochrome multifunction printers which are highly efficient as they allow multitasking options to users and businesses. Both of them can handle printing, scanning, faxing, and copying. They have a decent print speed of about 27 pages per minute.
They sport the basic connectivity features of Wi-Fi, USB, and Ethernet. However, there are added connectivity options which allow for files and documents to be shared across a workgroup and for users to collaborate via the two printers.
Colour Multifunction Printer E525w
The Dell E525w is the colour multifunction printer of the new imaging portfolio from Dell. It is suitable for slightly more advanced users and businesses as it supports features like automatic document feeder which allows hands off printing and better colour quality, which helps cater to high profile requirements better.
Despite having a small footprint, the E525w is capable of scanning, copying, faxing, and printing wirelessly. The usual connectivity options such as USB, Ethernet, and Wi-Fi are available with the Dell E525w along with a maximum printing speed of 18 pages per minute.
The Dell E525w can become accessible through cloud and all operating systems, if Dell Printer Hub is used as it provides access to Dell Document Hub.
Dell’s Printer Hub is actually a multifunction printer console that integrates various printing services and features through a simple interface. This integration and synergy allows enterprise wide printing tasks to become easier and printer maintenance to become smoother.
The Dell Printer Hub is touted as highly intuitive and capable of consolidating various tasks, features, assignments, projects, and commands under one interface so as to make the use of printing devices more efficient and streamlined.
It allows access to cloud and web based applications and also acts as a single platform where various printing utilities can be hosted with minimal fuss and hassle.
HP Gets Sued by MicroTech on Autonomy Concerned Deals
It seems that the acquisition of Autonomy by HP is a deal that keeps giving, except all its gives is a lot of trouble. The whole situation surrounding Autonomy’s operational methods and its deal with HP has gotten even murkier with a new case being filed by MicroTech against HP regarding its acquisition of Autonomy.
MicroTech, a small software reselling company in the US has filed a case against HP in northern California claiming ‘breach of contract’. According to the software reseller, it has paid Autonomy a sum of $16.5 million for Autonomy software but the company is yet to deliver on its promises.
It claims that it was supposed to receive the software and keys that would allow it to resell the software program but didn’t receive the latter. The claim is that MicroTech should either be allowed to resell the Autonomy software or its money should be returned.
It is interesting that MicroTech has decided to file a suit against HP because it is heavily involved in the case that HP had filed against Autonomy earlier. HP’s case against Autonomy is based on its claims that Autonomy’s senior management doctored its books in ways that made it look more valuable than it actually was.
Earlier, we had reported on how Deloitte got involved in the case between HP and Autonomy’s senior management and how HP and Deloitte may settle.
In the original case against Autonomy, HP had mentioned MicroTech a number of times claiming that MicroTech had been paid for its deals via reciprocal deals valued slightly higher than their fair value in the market.
HP’s case against the senior management of Autonomy – Mike Lynch and Sushovan Hussain – listed nine separate transactions between Autonomy and MicroTech. As per HP, all these transactions which are worth a total of $33 million are questionable.
HP also cited the involvement of some connected individuals in all the parties involved in Autonomy’s dealings. For instance, HP states that David Truitt was one of MicroTech’s founding investors and the Chief Executive of DiscoverTech.
According to HP, MicroTech and DiscoverTech struck deals between MicroTech themselves as well. Furthermore, there were questionable transactions between DiscoverTech and Autonomy which amounted to about $42 million.
Additionally, Truitt was the CEO of Microlink, another company who had multiple transactions with Autonomy adding up to $22 million. Another connection cited by HP on the case is that one of David Truitt’s brothers is the CEO of MicroTech and another of his brothers was an employee of Autonomy.
In essence, it is clear that HP is citing shady dealings and connections between Autonomy, MicroTech, DiscoverTech, and Microlink.
All the legal cases between HP and parties involved with Autonomy are currently on-going which is why HP hasn’t responded on the recent filing of the case by MicroTech in northern California.