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Intel IT: Keeping the Business Running in a Crisis

Intel IT: Keeping the Business Running in a Crisis

IT Best Practices: Intel IT’s Response and Recovery Management (ITRRM) program keeps the Intel core business processes running when a disaster occurs and helps with recovery after the disaster subsides. A recent example of exercising our business continuity (BC) plans ...
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Transforming Intel’s Supply Chain to meet Market Challenges

January 30th, 2012 |
Transforming Intel’s Supply Chain to meet Market Challenges

IT Best Practices: To support an efficient and responsive supply chain, Intel IT works closely with many teams throughout Intel to formulate a strategy that integrates IT solutions across all levels. While manufacturing technology and operations are at the center ...
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Enterprise IT Security Benefits of Microsoft Windows 7

December 17th, 2010 |
Enterprise IT Security Benefits of Microsoft Windows 7

IT Best Practices: Information security is a critical concern for Intel IT. New threats are continually evolving, and over time, this has forced us to invest in various security controls and mitigation strategies. As part of a three-month evaluation of ...
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Evaluating Hardware-based Keyboard-Video-Mouse (KVM) Remote Control

December 16th, 2010 |
Evaluating Hardware-based Keyboard-Video-Mouse (KVM) Remote Control

IT Best Practices: Intel IT recently developd a series of use cases that take advantage of Keyboard-Video-Mouse (KVM) Remote Control, a hardware-based feature of PCs with 2010 Intel Core vPro processors and Intel HD Graphics. Unlike software-based KVM solutions, 2010 ...
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Implementing and Expanding a Virtualized Environment

December 15th, 2010 |
Implementing and Expanding a Virtualized Environment

IT Best Practices: In 2005, Intel IT began planning, engineering, and implementing a virtualized business computing production environment as part of our overall data center strategy. We are currently accelerating virtualization adoption for general purpose applications, with a goal of ...
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Intel IT Performance Report – Creating Business Value

December 10th, 2010 |
Intel IT Performance Report – Creating Business Value

IT Business Value: Welcome to our ninth edition of the Intel IT Performance Report. As we closed last year’s edition, we identified some of the many challenges IT organizations would face in 2009 given the economic environment, and we also ...
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An ERP Platform Strategy Based on Industry-Standard Servers

December 9th, 2010 |
An ERP Platform Strategy Based on Industry-Standard Servers

IT Best Practices: Many large organizations have a centralized enterprise resource planning (ERP) environment based on proprietary mainframes or RISC-based systems. In contrast, Intel IT has successfully implemented a decentralized ERP environment that is based on industry-standard servers and supports ...
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Thermal Storage System Provides Emergency Data Center Cooling

December 8th, 2010 |
Thermal Storage System Provides Emergency Data Center Cooling

IT Best Practices: Intel IT implemented a low-cost thermal storage system that maintained cooling at a high-density data center during an electrical power outage. This enabled the data center to survive the outage without costly damage to servers. The system ...
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Achieving Long-term IT Business Value with Intel vPro Technology

December 1st, 2010 |
Achieving Long-term IT Business Value with Intel vPro Technology

IT Best Practices: Intel IT made a strategic decision 3 years ago to standardize our computing platform on PCs with Intel Core vPro processors. These PCs include a variety of technologies that enhance IT and end-user efficiency, and help ...
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Increasing Design Throughput with Workstations Based on Intel Xeon Processor 5600 Series

November 22nd, 2010 |
Increasing Design Throughput with Workstations Based on Intel Xeon Processor 5600 Series

IT Best Practices: This Intel IT brief highlights the performance of workstations based on Intel Xeon processor 5600 series, demonstrating significant IT business value and IT efficiency. In Intel IT tests simulating the daily workflow of a silicon design engineer, ...
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Cloud Computing: How client Devices Affect the User Experience

November 12th, 2010 |
Cloud Computing: How client Devices Affect the User Experience

IT Best Practices: Intel IT, in partnership with IAG, conducted testing and analysis to compare the user experience with different client cloud devices when accessing a range of applications hosted in the cloud. The results of our testing showed the ...
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High-Performance Computing for Silicon Design

November 11th, 2010 |
High-Performance Computing for Silicon Design

IT Best Practices: Designing Intel microprocessors is extremely compute intensive. Tapeout is a final step in silicon design and its computation demand is growing exponentially for each generation of silicon process technology. Intel IT adopted high-performance computing (HPC) to address ...
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IT Best Practices: Improving Client Stability with Proactive Problem Management

November 4th, 2010 |
IT Best Practices: Improving Client Stability with Proactive Problem Management

IT Best Practices: Intel IT implemented a proactive problem management process based on analysis of objective, largely system-generated data from client PCs across our worldwide environment. Using this approach, we have increased client stability by reducing the number of blue ...
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IT Best Practices: PCs as Strategic Assets

November 2nd, 2010 |
IT Best Practices: PCs as Strategic Assets

IT Best Practices: By actively managing Intel’s PC fleet as a strategic asset, Intel IT has consistently decreased total cost of ownership (TCO) for PCs, achieving a 67 percent reduction since 1995.

Because PC acquisition costs typically account for only 20 ...
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Developing an Enterprise IT Cloud Computing Strategy

October 29th, 2010 |
Developing an Enterprise IT Cloud Computing Strategy

IT Best Practices: IT cloud computing is a significant trend with the potential to increase IT business agility and lower costs. Today, however, security risks, immature technology, and other concerns prevent widespread enterprise adoption of external clouds. Intel IT is ...
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Architecting Software as a Service for the Enterprise

October 22nd, 2010 |
Architecting Software as a Service for the Enterprise

IT Best Practices: As part of our cloud computing strategy, Intel IT has been opportunistically taking advantage of external offerings of software as a service (SaaS) applications. To prepare for broader SaaS adoption, we designed a SaaS architecture that will ...
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Enabling Device-Independent Mobility with Dynamic Virtual Clients

October 19th, 2010 |
Enabling Device-Independent Mobility with Dynamic Virtual Clients

IT Best Practices: To enable device-independent mobility (DIM) at Intel, Intel IT is considering implementing dynamic virtual client (DVC) technology, which uses containerized software appliances to abstract the OS; applications; corporate and personal data and workspaces; and user-specific settings. In ...
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Developing an Enterprise Social Computing Strategy

October 14th, 2010 |
Developing an Enterprise Social Computing Strategy

IT Best Practices: Intel IT is implementing an enterprise-wide social computing platform that combines professional networking tools with social media such as wikis and blogs, and integrates with existing enterprise software. Our goal is to transform collaboration across Intel, addressing ...
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Prioritizing Information Security Risks with Threat Agent Risk Assessment

October 12th, 2010 |
Prioritizing Information Security Risks with Threat Agent Risk Assessment

IT Business Value: Intel IT has developed a threat agent risk assessment (TARA) methodology that distills the immense number of possible information security attacks into a digest of only those exposures most likely to occur. This methodology identifies threat agents ...
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Getting Ahead of Malware

Getting Ahead of Malware

IT Best Practices: To minimize the threat posed by malicious software, or malware, making its way into the enterprise, Intel IT has established a process that actively seeks to identify and take action against the malware before it reaches Intel’s ...
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Faster Silicon Design with Intel Xeon Processor 7500 Series

September 30th, 2010 |
Faster Silicon Design with Intel Xeon Processor 7500 Series

IT Efficiency: Intel IT shares the results of testing of the new Intel Xeon 7500 processor on Intel silicon design workloads. Testing showed that the Intel Xeon 7500 increased throughput up to 2.68X compared to the Intel Xeon 7400, and ...
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An ERP Platform Strategy Based on Industry-Standard Server

September 29th, 2010 |
An ERP Platform Strategy Based on Industry-Standard Server

IT Business Agility: Many large organizations have a centralized enterprise resource planning (ERP) environment based on proprietary mainframes or RISC-based systems. In contrast, Intel IT has successfully implemented a decentralized ERP environment that is based on industry-standard servers and supports ...
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How Intel IT Implemented and Expanded a Virtualized Environment

September 28th, 2010 |
How Intel IT Implemented and Expanded a Virtualized Environment

IT Best Practices: 5 years ago, Intel IT began planning, engineering, and implementing a virtualized business computing production environment as part of our overall data center strategy. We are currently accelerating virtualization adoption for general purpose applications, with a goal ...
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Managing a Global Wireless LAN

September 21st, 2010 |
Managing a Global Wireless LAN

IT Innovation: Intel IT developed a new management and support structure for wireless LANs (WLANs). We consolidated first-level support and centralized the WLAN engineer workgroup as well as device management. We manage the WLAN as an integrated service that enables ...
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Evaluating Thin-Client IT Security in a Changing Threat Landscape

September 19th, 2010 |
Evaluating Thin-Client IT Security in a Changing Threat Landscape

IT Client Technology: Intel IT’s security team continually analyzes our computing model to determine how it needs to evolve in response to an ever-changing threat landscape. Recent cyber-attacks on a number of high-profile targets provided added impetus to re-evaluate the ...
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