Since deploying notebooks with Intel® Centrino® with vPro™ technology, the utility’s information technology (IT) technicians have been able to remotely patch and remediate virtually all notebooks anytime, regardless of location. Site visits traditionally required for patching have been virtually eliminated. This has lowered the utility’s cost of patching notebooks by approximately 98%. Based on detailed information from the utility’s return-on-investment (ROI) investigation of notebooks with Intel® vPro™ technology, the utility projects
additional savings of over $10,000 per year in software problem resolution once the fleet of 419 mobile systems is fully refreshed to notebooks with Intel vPro technology.