This latest ROI Analysis paper shows how California University of Pennsylvania began to see strong benefits after deploying PCs with Intel® vPro™ technology and using Microsoft Configuration Manager to start using Intel vPro capabilities. Cal U's goal is to improve IT efficiency and reduce costs. In particular, the university wants to conduct remote patching even when PCs are powered off, and enable power management through the remote power up/down feature built into the new PCs.
Key findings from this analysis include projected net benefits of over $150,000 across 5 years, from improved power management and from reduced deskside visits traditionally required for BIOS updates, patch resolution, and software problem mediation. Their projected ROI is 193% over 5 years, with break-even point in Year 3.
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Activation Blog: ROI Analysis: Cal U achieves 193% ROI with Intel vPro Technology and Microsoft Configuration Manager
If you are using Out Of Band (OOB) Management in Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007 SP1 (or greater) to manage your Intel vPro clients, you may have noticed that computer objects are created in your Active Directory domain during provisioning of the Intel vPro firmware. These computer objects are created by the amtproxymgr component of an OOB Service Point, and allow Intel vPro to communicate directory with Active Directory, regardless of the operating system state.
Intel vPro: Finding AMT Objects in Active Directory « Trevor Sullivan's Tech Room
Thought you’d get a kick out of this. myITforum.com branches out even further with the help of our good buddies at Intel.
When you get a chance, check it out for yourself at the Intel community site:
An updated version of the SCS to SCCM migration utility has just been released. For those customers that were previously activated on the SMS Add-on and the Intel SCS, this utility will help ease your migration to SCCM SP1 or the upcoming SCCM SP2. This new version has been tested and validated to support up to SCS 5.x and SCCM SP2.
Microsoft-vPro: Updated version of the SCS to SCCM Migration Utility Available
Tomorrow. Jeff Torello, Russ Pam & I will be talking with 4 of our key Power Management folks inside Intel. Greg Boitano, Robert Reed, Jeff Tripp & Doug DeVetter.
Time: 12:30PM PST (30 Min show)
You can dial in to ask questions, chat with us, stream during the show or download from Itunes after.
This checklist is for customer infrastructure preparation to ensure the Intel on-site activation team can implement Pro platforms within the customer's corporate production environment. These steps need to be completed before Intel's team arrives on-site:
The Intel® vPro™ Technology Virtual Experience is a unique virtual environment that provides access to a broad range of content, including customer testimonials, product demonstrations, keynote addresses and more.