Intel® vPro™ Technology Saves Time And Money With Remote Management Capabilities
Keeping a fleet of client PCs up and running can be time consuming. Keeping up with multiple clients and many remote locations takes exponentially more time. And, costs add up when trucks roll. That’s why many MSPs look to leverage the remote management capabilities of Intel® vPro™ technology-enabled systems.
What does Intel vPro technology do for you?
Intel vPro technology provides three powerful capabilities:
- Remote power management
- Remote redirected boot
- KVM remote control
A side note about KVM is that this functionality requires the Intel® Xeon® processor family or Intel® Core™ i5 vPro™ processor, Intel® Core™ i7 vPro™ processor or Intel® Core™ M vPro™ processor running activated and configured Intel® Active Management Technology with integrated graphics. (Discrete graphics are not supported.)
Make sure you look for systems that say “vPro” on the Intel sticker on the front and check the system specs. Systems based on Core M, Core i5 and Core i7 may be vPro-enabled but it varies by SKU. Intel® Core™ i3-based systems are never Intel vPro technology-enabled devices.
Where do you go for help with setting up Intel vPro technology-based systems?
Start with the Top 10 Questions and answers about Intel vPro technology for small and midsized businesses. Then, check out the Intel® vPro™ Navigator. It is the step-by-step guide that walks you through set up of vPro-based PCs and use of the vPro remote management functionality. As one Intel® Technology Provider put it “Honestly, I might have never taken advantage of vPro if it wasn’t for the vPro Navigator. Before that, we’d heard of vPro, but it seemed challenging to implement and we weren’t entirely certain of all of the capabilities in Intel vPro. But, the Navigator makes it easy, explains all the features and benefits of vPro, and walked us through implementation.” You can read more about how vPro helped his company reduce repair time by 75%.
Sign up to win a NASCAR Experience
To enter, simply register and report your Intel vPro technology activations before Dec. 31, 2016 at msp.intel.com/vProNavigator. The grand prize winner gets 40 minutes of track time on his (or her) choice of one of 14 NASCAR speedways, plus 2 nights lodging for 2 people.