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HP launches first cartridge-free laser printer

No cartridge? No problem. HP has launched the Neverstop Laser, its first laser printer that doesn’t require a cartridge to print.

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HP Neverstop Laser is a new, rapid-reload laser printer that helps small businesses save money on laser cartridge replacements. The first-of-its-kind toner supply system allows users to replace toner quickly, it helps small business owners stay in their business flow.

“A recent global study found that more than 8 in 10 small businesses around the world rely on printers, with half saying their business cannot operate without one, and many calling for printers to evolve into a technology partner ,” said Jane Geypen, category manager of HP’s Home Printing Solutions. “By eliminating common printing interruptions with breakthrough innovations and digital integration, HP Neverstop Laser gives entrepreneurs a competitive edge to turn their passion into a thriving business.”

Designed with sustainability in mind, HP Neverstop Laser is made with more than 25 percent recycled plastic while the toner reload kit is made of 75 percent recycled plastic by weight.

Key features, as provided by HP, include:

  • 5,000 pages without interruptions: Print 5,000 pages right out of the box with virtually no interruptions-perfect for high-volume printing
  • Reload mess-free toner in seconds: A revolutionary supply system lets you quickly and easily reload toner levels in 15-seconds without making a mess
  • Original HP quality and unbelievable savings: Get original HP quality and reliability page after page with up to 80 percent cost savings on HP original toner
  • Connected and mobile: Mobile scanning and printing with best-in-class mobile print app, HP Smart App

Pricing and Availability

HP Neverstop Laser will be available in South Africa from August 2019. No pricing has been announced.

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Oracle removes cloud roadblock

Oracle has announced the availability of the Oracle Autonomous Database Dedicated service, which provides customers with high levels of security, reliability, and control for various classes of database workload.

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Driven by strong customer demand, including more than 5,000 new Autonomous Database trials in Q2 alone, Oracle has expanded its Autonomous Database capabilities to help meet the needs of enterprise customers who want to move their most mission-critical workloads to the cloud. 

Juan Loaiza, executive vice president, Mission-Critical Database Technologies, Oracle says: “Autonomous Database Dedicated enables customers to easily transform from manually-managed independent databases on-premises to a fully-autonomous and isolated private database cloud within the Oracle Public Cloud. Our Autonomous Database Dedicated service eliminates the concerns enterprise customers previously had about security, isolation, and operational policies when moving to cloud.” 

The Oracle Autonomous Database Dedicated service provides customers with a customizable private database cloud running on dedicated Exadata Infrastructure in the Oracle Cloud.  It provides a solid database as a service platform, enabling customers to run databases of almost any size, scale, and criticality.  This architecture delivers a very high degree of workload isolation, helping protect each database from both external threats and malicious internal users. The level of security and performance isolation can be easily tailored to the needs of each database. The Oracle Autonomous Database Dedicated service also features customisable operational policies, giving customers greater control over database provisioning, software updates, and availability.

The Oracle Autonomous Database Dedicated service is the latest offering within Oracle’s Autonomous Database portfolio.  Oracle Autonomous Database builds on 40 years of experience supporting the majority of the world’s most demanding applications.  The first of its kind, Oracle Autonomous Database uses advanced machine learning to provide self-driving, self-repairing, and self-securing capabilities that automate key management and security processes in database systems like patching, tuning and upgrading, while keeping the critical infrastructure constantly running for a modern cloud experience. 

“In e-commerce, today’s greatest challenge is meeting customer demands for order fulfilment. Speed is no longer a luxury – it is a requirement,” said Craig Wilensky, CEO, Jasci.  “With Oracle Autonomous Database, we have seen our performance increase by as much as 75x. Combine that with the elasticity and security offered by Oracle Cloud, and the possibilities are endless. With this database, Jasci is actively reshaping a new status-quo for our industry.”

In the June 2019 report: The Forrester Wave Database-As-A-Service, Q2 2019, Oracle was named a leader and ranked highest in data security criterion and the strategy category.  The report stated, “With an autonomous cloud database, Oracle not only automates general administration tasks, such as provisioning, backup, availability, and patching; it also automates the tuning of queries, indexing of tables, and upgrades.”  The authors also noted, “Enterprise customers like Oracle’s security, performance, automation, and pricing.”

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Passport 360 cuts safety process by 99%

All companies are obliged to compile Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (SHEQ) documentation.

Usually, the manual compilation and reporting can take up to 20 man hours. In the mining industry, it’s a constant process, and massively time-consuming.

Now smart solution Passport 360 has cut these 20 hours down to three minutes – a massive 99.75% time saving.

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The speed improvement is thanks to Passport 360’s built-in Robotic Process Automation (RPA), which allows for custom documentation to be compiled in minutes. “It provides for a greater level of real-time intelligence and insight into SHEQ,” says Passport 360 director and co-founder Siobahn Whitehead.

The dashboard view feature consolidates all contractor SHEQ documentation into a high-level dashboard, again for real-time access of all data, which can be managed and interpreted accordingly – an enormous effort to undertake using paper-based systems.

This is because paper-based systems are impossible to monitor and audit effectively in real-time. For example, 200 paper files will take an average 400 days to conduct a comprehensive review, rendering it near impossible to ensure that all crucial SHEQ information is reviewed manually within the space of a single year.

Without consistent monitoring and review, SHEQ information quickly becomes outdated, thereby ramping up the risk considerably. Digitising these records and then applying Passport 360’s built-in RPA allows for mining operations to better pursue the industry’s ultimate goal of zero harm.

This also has significant implications for clients in terms of transparency and security. Whitehead says: “Passport 360 allows contractors to access client systems and information without exposing those internal systems.”

Passport 360 is equally capable of partnering with mining and resource companies in order to onboard their contractors more efficiently and quickly, thereby ensuring that they can be up and running in hardly any time at all.

“Our smart technology has a range of significant benefits for our mining clients, from real-time SHEQ monitoring and reporting, to highly-advanced onboarding,” said Whitehead. “It allows us to provide our mining clients with a complete solution that slashes their risk, allowing them to focus on their core business of mining.”

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