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What’s New: Intel today announced the results of a new Forrester study, “The Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) of The Intel® vPro™ Platform.” Commissioned by Intel, Forrester Consulting conducted a TEI study to examine the potential return on investment (ROI) organizations may realize by deploying PCs with the Intel vPro platform.
“Intel is driving PC platforms built for business. The Forrester TEI study illustrates that we’re driving some critical value not only in the overall ROI of the Intel vPro platform for IT, but gives the actual users benefit with a more responsive and stable platform that enables them to focus on work. The Intel vPro platform makes investing in modern PCs an easy decision as we’re focused on making security, manageability and performance available in one platform.”
–Michael Nordquist, director of Strategic Planning and Architecture, Business Client Platforms at Intel
What the Study Says: As more organizations seek to digitally transform their workplaces, the PC continues to be the primary tool for productivity. Information technology (IT) managers face critical decisions to ensure their PC selection is modern, easy to manage and helps keep their organizations assets more secure.
As part of the TEI study, Forrester surveyed and interviewed more than 250 IT managers in the United States, Japan, the United Kingdom, Germany and China, representing a wide variety of industries.
To represent the results, Forrester created a composite organization modeled as a mid-size company with 750 desktops and laptops with Intel Core vPro processors running Windows 10 Professional1. Forrester found a composite organization experienced benefits of up to $2.8 million over 3 years versus costs of up to $1.1 million and an ROI of up to 155%. Highlights include:
- Reduced security issues save an estimated 7,680 security support hours annually with reduced support and management work: Over three years, reduced security support and management costs were projected to be worth up to $1.2 million to the composite organization.
- Improved employee efficiency saves an estimated 28,160 hours with better device security features and management: Employee efficiency was estimated to add up to $1.3 million over three years for the organization.
- Improved computer and data security by reducing the risk of a data breach with hardware-enhanced security and manageability features: The composite organization’s avoided costs as a result of improved desktop data security are estimated to be more than $211,000 over three years.
- Faster and more timely IT patch installations: IT managers and desktop operations specialists at the composite organization were projected to save a total of 832 hours deploying patches and handling in-person exceptions, adding up to $81,000 over three years.
Why It’s Important: With a mix of multiple generations of processors and OS versions, IT faces rising management costs, too many help desk calls and IT issues that hinder end-user productivity.
After investing in Intel Core vPro processors with Microsoft’s Windows 10* operating system, organizations (interviewed and surveyed) saw significant value and benefits in greater security features, more effective management tools, and greater employee efficiency.
The Intel vPro platform is the foundation for business computing. It delivers world-class performance to drive employee productivity, security features to help protect businesses, remote manageability to lower operational costs and stability to decrease computing disruptions.
Read The TEI Study: Forrester’s full findings also include a model of a composite organization based on interview and survey details, and modeled a deployment of Intel Core vPro processors to examine the benefits of Intel vPro with quantifiable results.
The Small Print:
Intel technologies’ features and benefits depend on system configuration and may require enabled hardware, software or service activation. Performance varies depending on system configuration. No product or component can be absolutely secure. Check with your system manufacturer or retailer or learn more at intel.com.
Cost reduction scenarios described are intended as examples of how a given Intel-based product, in the specified circumstances and configurations, may affect future costs and provide cost savings. Circumstances will vary. Intel does not guarantee any costs or cost reduction.
Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for performance only on Intel microprocessors.
Performance tests, such as SYSmark and MobileMark, are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other products. For more complete information visit www.intel.com/benchmarks.
1 Forrester Total Economic Impact of the Intel vPro platform study, December, 2018.
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