Gartner Inc., an independent IT and research analyst firm, published its latest Magic Quadrant for Managed Print Services, Worldwide (MPS) and Magic Quadrant for MFPs and Printers, Worldwide, HP was named a “leader” in both analyst reports this year, recognized for its “completeness of vision” and “ability to execute.”

HP Named MPS Leader

Gartner classifies leaders as organizations that “provide MPS to a wide range of customers, including the largest and most geographically dispersed, so they must demonstrate a truly global reach. They must demonstrate not only the skills to deliver today’s MPS, but also the understanding, initiative and resources to prepare for tomorrow’s MPS.” HP MPS is a flexible, scalable offering that facilitates significant enterprise growth, while helping mitigate risks, improve workflow processes and reduce environmental impact. With more than 3,000 customers, HP MPS is recognized for providing a clear path for turning imaging and printing into a vital, value-added asset, instead of an environmental and economic liability.

HP Named MFP Leader

According to Gartner, Inc., recognized leaders in this year’s Magic Quadrant for MFPs and Printers provide hardware that has the “ability to integrate and deploy software applications that connect them to the company’s document management systems.” As customer needs are evolving, the leaders are investing in remote monitoring capabilities, diagnostics, security and cloud printing.

HP has invested in these key differentiators, creating a line of innovative MFPs and printers that are supported by a broad range of applications and solutions.  Notably, two solutions, the Open Extensibility Platform and FutureSmart Firmware, bolster HP’s leadership position in MFPs and printers.

As a global technology provider, HP’s presence in almost all regions is a key competitive differentiator.  To add to its global reach, HP has the technological ability to simplify the development and deployment of HP and third-party solutions, allowing customers to quickly and easily update, manage and extend the capabilities of their MFPs and printers with the latest solutions and applications.

You can fully expect HP to continue bolstering its capabilities as the times continue to change. With expanding and ever-changing needs, HP’s offerings will evolve as its customers and customer’s needs evolve. 

About Gartner Magic Quadrant

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2011 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner’s analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the “Leaders” quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

1)     Gartner, Inc., “Magic Quadrant for Managed Print Services, Worldwide,” Ken Weilerstein, Cecile Drew, Yulan Li, Oct. 25, 2011

2)     2) Gartner, Inc., “Magic Quadrant for MFP’s and Printers, Worldwide,” Sharon McNee, Federico DeSilva, Oct. 24, 2011