Upgrading the PCs in your environment doesn't have to be a headache. You can simplify the refresh process by deploying devices and platforms that fit within your IT environment and work seamlessly with the applications you already know. When you have the right Intel-based hardware in place with the Windows 7 or Windows 8 operating system, you can save time and help reduce maintenance and support costs with greater compatibility.
Devices based on Intel processors and the Windows 8 operating system are designed to work with your IT infrastructure. The technology is compatible with your existing x86 applications, peripherals, and device drivers, so it can integrate seamlessly into the Windows 7 operating system. Moreover, users can get up and running quickly on a familiar platform that minimizes the need for additional training and IT support.
And while many IT organizations equate mobile devices with the implementation of added mobile device management (MDM) solutions, there’s another way. Intel-based devices running Windows 8 Enterprise deliver an end-to-end device management solution for tablets, notebooks, and desktops through management consoles like Microsoft* System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM). Because the technology works directly with your existing management and security solutions, there’s no need to purchase additional software.
Eliminate Delays for Users
This level of compatibility also resolves some common issues that can cause delays in other operating systems. Users can stay productive with the ability to view Flash pages and other data without the risk of content degradation, like distorted characters. They can quickly get to the information they want with support for browser plug-ins, and share data easily with convenient USB ports for connecting to peripheral devices, such as keyboards and cameras.
Simplify Enterprise Application Integration
Another benefit of compatibility is the deployment of enterprise applications. Writing different versions of applications for multiple devices, platforms, and operating systems can be expensive and hard to manage, especially when you factor in updates. However, your environment may require writing native applications for specific operating systems to take maximum advantage of features. In this case, it helps to have a flexible, open platform for application development.
There are three typical types of application solutions—native, hybrid, and HTML5—and all three have their purpose, depending on your business needs. HTML5, the most flexible of the three, is an advanced open standard that enables you to write once and have the application run across multiple devices, platforms, and operating systems within your enterprise.
HTML5 is defined by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards body and is built using proven open web technologies that enable rich, interactive experiences. It gives you the power and freedom to create the application experiences you need. Then you can deploy those experiences across your business faster, with the ability to reach more users in less time and at a lower cost.
Discover how mobile devices based on 4th generation Intel® CoreTM vProTM processors are designed to meet the security and manageability requirements of your business, with the performance, style, and form factors that your users demand. Read the full whitepaper here.
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Be sure to check out our webinar below on the consumerization of IT:
Webinar: PC Refresh in the Consumerized IT Environment
Listen to Intel IT experts David Buchholz, director of consumerization, and John Mahvi, business client product line manager, share insights gained from firsthand experience refreshing PCs in a fast-changing consumerized IT environment. They discuss topics like security and manageability, user productivity, and total cost of ownership (TCO). Watch the webinar here or by clicking on the video below.