Intel commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a study on the economic impact of the Intel vPro® platform. This study, called a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study, examines the potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by deploying computers with Intel® Core™ vPro® processors, technologies, and services within the Intel vPro® platform such as Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT) on computers running Windows* 10 Professional.1 The purpose of the study was to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of new hardware powered by the Intel vPro® platform on their organizations.
To better understand the potential benefits, costs, and risks associated with this investment, Forrester surveyed more than 250 people at medium-sized organizations worldwide (in the range of about 100 to 1,000 employees) and interviewed individuals at three organizations to validate survey results and provide more narrative details. To represent the results for this TEI study, Forrester created a composite organization, based on interview and survey details, modeled as a mid-size company with 750 laptops and desktops with Intel® Core™ vPro® processors running Windows* 10 Professional.
Prior to deploying computers powered by Intel® Core™ vPro® processors, organizations had a varied mix of computer processors and operating systems. They saw rising IT management costs, too many help desk calls, and IT issues that hindered end user productivity. After investing in Intel® Core™ vPro® processors with Microsoft's Windows* 10 operating system, organizations (interviewed and surveyed) saw benefits in greater security, more effective management, and greater employee efficiency. These benefits were driven in particular by features and technologies built in to the Intel vPro® platform such as hardware-based security features, fast processors, and flexible management.
According to a report by Forrester and as summarized in this infographic, nearly half of the positive financial impact is due to improved security issue avoidance and resolution, and reduced data security risk.