Unisys Evaluation Shows Intel vPro Technology Can Yield Quantifiable Benefits for IT Outsourcers and Their Clients
Advanced PC technology could lead to new, easier-to-deliver services giving clients maximum innovation at optimal cost
BLUE BELL, Pa., September 26, 2006 – Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) today announced proof-of-concept test results demonstrating that new Intel® vPro™ technology can deliver significant benefits for both outsourcing services providers and their enterprise clients. Unisys extensive evaluation shows that Intel vPro technology deployed in managed PCs can improve automation of some key infrastructure management tasks by up to 98 percent and reduce some client business costs by as much as 20 percent.
Intel vPro technology combines the advanced Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor with specialized technologies, such as Intel® Active Management Technology, and communications capabilities to make PCs more powerful, secure and manageable. Services providers can remotely discover, monitor and manage those systems even when they are powered down or the operating system is malfunctioning.
Through extensive modeling of potential user cases, Unisys determined that Intel vPro technology can help outsourcing services providers and clients achieve impressive results in asset management, problem resolution and performance monitoring. They can potentially:
* Cut the costs of modeling an infrastructure between 20 percent and 45 percent;
* Reduce deskside visits by service representatives for software problem diagnostics and resolution by some 40 percent to 50 percent;
* Shorten the time required for remote discovery of PC assets by up to 50 percent;
* Reduce the cost of hardware asset inventory by up to 50 percent and eliminate virtually all manual inventories;
* Reduce business costs of user downtime due to software patches by approximately 10 percent to 20 percent by performing up to 98 percent of updates in off-hours;
* Perform up to 98 percent of system firmware updates remotely; and
* Speed deployment of critical software patches. Up to 30,000 PCs could potentially be patched in one day, regardless of whether they were powered on at the start of the cycle – significantly reducing the window of security vulnerability, among other benefits.
Unisys anticipates that the Intel vPro technology could enable the company to create additional remote managed services. It could help extend Unisys capabilities to collect client infrastructure performance and modeling data in outsourcing engagements. Aligned with Unisys 3D Visible Enterprise (3D-VE) approach, this infrastructure visibility could enable Unisys to better determine the linkage between the infrastructure and the client’s strategic business goals, predict the business impact of business changes to the infrastructure before making them, and innovate for secure service delivery and cost optimization.
“In outsourcing services engagements where Intel vPro technology is deployed, Unisys enhanced visibility into the IT infrastructure can add significant value for our clients’ business,” said Stuart Gavurin, vice president and managing partner, IT Outsourcing Services, Unisys. “Intel vPro technology enables Unisys both to measure the business impact of our outsourcing services more effectively and to continually create new, innovative, lower-cost managed services for our clients.”
“Unisys, with its broad client base, is well positioned to prove the value of Intel vPro technology in real-world enterprise settings,” said Robert Crooke, Intel vice president and general manager, Business Client Group. “Unisys has demonstrated not only the singular benefits of Intel vPro technology in security and manageability, but also its flexibility that enables a variety of service models tailored to different business environments and needs.”
Unisys Outsourcing Solutions: Visibility for Secure Business Operations
By capitalizing on the visibility into the linkages and dependences between business and IT within their enterprises provided by Unisys 3D-VE approach for outsourcing, Unisys clients can realize the benefits of secure business operations – breakthrough performance in customer service and satisfaction, competitive advantage in a dynamic marketplace, greater agility in IT management with minimized risks and higher availability, improved operational efficiency, and more effective cost control.
Unisys is a worldwide technology services and solutions company. Our consultants apply Unisys expertise in consulting, systems integration, outsourcing, infrastructure, and server technology to help our clients achieve secure business operations. We build more secure organizations by creating visibility into clients’ business operations. Leveraging Unisys 3D Visible Enterprise, we make visible the impact of their decisions – ahead of investments, opportunities and risks. For more information, visit www.unisys.com.
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