U Ultrabooks for the enterprise ™

U Ultrabooks for the enterprise ™
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Executive Summary
Enterprises worldwide face a pivotal
transformation in the delivery of workplace
services. The business challenges and
potential opportunities are striking, including
a major shift in the behavior and expectations
of workers using an array of personal devices,
the capabilities of cloud computing, the
“Internet of things,” and the necessity for
ubiquitous security across the compute
So, how do enterprises deliver device
flexibility and high-performance capabilities
to the end user, service an increasingly
mobile population, and take advantage of
cloud—while increasing productivity and
manageability, meeting stringent security
requirements, and controlling costs?
In this paper, we’ll examine one possible
workforce compute solution: mobile
systems based on the enterprise-class Intel®
Ultrabook™.1, 2 We’ll explore both business and
IT benefits, specifications, and key factors
impacting usage models.
Table of Contents
Executive Summary
Consume When You Want. Create
When You Need To.
Why Ultrabook?
Intel Ultrabook for the Enterprise—
the CIO Perspective
Microsoft Windows 8 and
Ultrabooks—a Compelling
Enterprise Deployment and
Other Considerations
Going Green
Ultrabook Performance
Using PassMark* Scoring
The Ultrabook Spec
Conclusion & Resources
About the Authors
John J. Minnick,
Director, Global Head of Strategic Technology
Partners (STeP) Team
Innovation, Portfolio, and Architecture
Daniel G. Silverman,
Enterprise Architect, STeP Client Sub-Team Lead,
Workplace and Service Desk Services
Dave Buchholz,
Information Technology
Principal Engineer, Director of Consumerization
Intel Corporation
Ultrabooks™ for the Enterprise
Enterprise-class Intel Ultrabooks are
significantly different from anything used
before by IT professionals. When you first
encounter the Ultrabook, you will notice that
it’s very thin and light compared with previous
laptops, and may wonder what else is different
and whether there are any compromises. Will
it be secure and compatible with corporate
software platforms and PKI/smartcard
infrastructure? How long is the battery life?
Can it run the latest operating systems and
applications without compromise? What
about connectivity? Is it rugged enough for
mobile workers? What about touch-screen
applications and new form factors? What
about performance? Can the Ultrabook be
used across the entire user population or is it
just a niche product for executives? Instead of
buying tablets, can this new class of device be
used to consolidate both classic PCs and other
mobile devices—thus reducing operational
and capital costs? Will compromises be
necessary in important areas to support this
class of computer in the enterprise?
Here we will examine these questions
from the enterprise point of view, while
reflecting on topics such as security,
mobility, manageability, and “bring your
own device” (BYOD), as well as overall design
Ultrabooks™ for the Enterprise
Consume When You Want.
Create When You Need To.
End-user expectations of compute devices
are on the rise. Users are responding to the
allure of consumer technologies that are
more convenient, easier to use, and change
frequently in response to market trends and
tastes. The PC industry is in competition with
the consumer product industry, each with its
own value proposition, but with diametrically
opposed benefits and consequences for
each constituency it serves. In this tug of war,
consumers have successfully secured their
right to use their iPads*, iPhones*, and Android*
devices by overwhelming IT in sheer numbers.
With the release of 3rd generation Ultrabooks
from Intel, the divide between mobile devices and
PCs is narrowing. This new class of Ultrabooks
for business addresses the security2 and
manageability that IT managers require, along
with growing user demands for innovative, thin,
light designs combined with full PC productivity.
Desired features include instant-on, alwayson, always-connected (AOAC) experiences,
high performance, extended battery life, and
multiweek standby.
The divide between mobile and PC application
use cases and experiences still seems fairly
broad. Currently, some application use cases are
more suited for mobile devices (e.g., locationbased apps), others for a PC (e.g., performance
computing). Ultrabooks offer developers an
opportunity to close the divide and create a
new set of applications that combine the best of
mobile and PC. Thus, the Ultrabook enables a
new user paradigm: “Consume when I want,
create when I need to.”
It’s no longer necessary to carry around PC
components or peripherals, such as CD and
DVD readers. I/O ports in the new class of
PCs are streamlined, but still allow for USB
devices, a variety of displays, touch screens,
and network connectivity. Some form factors
allow separating the screen from the keyboard,
serving as fully functional tablet devices.
Compared with the classic PC, this class of
compute device allows you to carry less and
do more.
There are many use cases and scenarios best
suited for either mobile or PC, and yet not ideal
for either. Ultrabooks may change this. Take a
look at some typical use cases and software
tasks best suited for mobile vs. PC devices.
Despite the allure of mobile devices, the
need for legacy PC functionality and the ability
to conveniently create content in a secure,
managed, and cost-effective environment is
still critical to the enterprise. The Ultrabook
brings a desirable blend of functionality and
form factor, with its touch interface and sleek,
lightweight design.
It will be very interesting to see how
Ultrabooks will be adopted amidst the BYOD
environment of personal computing devices.
One must remember that there are a number
of key factors impacting usage models and
compute devices.
The convergence of cloud, big data, the
demand for mobility, and enterprise
requirements such as security and cost
management are posing new challenges for
IT. In this context, the Ultrabook represents
a significant solution in the evolution
of computing.
Why Ultrabook?
Software tasks best suited for mobile
(difficult for classic PCs)
`` In-the-moment computing: Accessing
SMS, social media, and simple photo editing
while taking photos, or seconds after, are
all tasks that are easy to do on a mobile
device because they are instant-on devices,
lightweight and convenient for tasks done in
an instant and in the moment.
`` Location-aware computing: With GPS,
mobile devices are aware of where they are
in the world, and this data can be applied to
various application use cases.
`` Human gesture computing: Touch
interfaces and sensors allow mobile devices
to interact with applications in a more
natural way, and allow application interfaces
and controls to be more intuitive and
enjoyable to use.
`` Anywhere data and cloud access:
Smartphones allow an “always connected”
experience for data, online, and cloud
services. With mobile, you don’t need to
think about computing when you are
connected—there is a natural inclination to
access online data and services whenever
and wherever you want.
`` Apps on demand: Because mobile devices
are paired with apps stores, getting access
to the software you need for any given tasks
is easy, and allows users to make discreet
and impulse software purchases and
Software tasks best suited for PC (difficult
for mobile)
`` Authoring: Creative writing and blogging
are possible on mobile devices, but not ideal.
These tasks usually require a device with a
keyboard and mouse to precisely type and
edit text.
`` Creative production: Video editing, photo
editing, and application development
are better accomplished on PCs, due to
precision controls, processing, screen size,
and disk space.
The newest wave to hit IT shops is
consumerization, which has the potential to
radically change the way we “do IT.” Five years
ago, IT was the technology leader: we spent more
on technology than end users, with a much faster
adoption rate than the general public. But lately
these trends have reversed: end users spend
more on technology than IT, adopt technologies
at a much faster pace than IT, and push to use
these consumer technologies in their home
environments. Work is no longer a place you go
to; it’s what you do. People work from their office,
their home, the road, and many other places. End
users are becoming a lot more accustomed to
adopting the technologies and trends they have
at their disposal, leading to a “blended computing
model”—using personal services and technologies
on corporate systems, and using corporate
services on personal systems. This has led to a
surge in related trends, such as BYOD and Cloud
technologies. While BYOD seemed like a good
idea at the start, it has really only gained good
traction for small form factors and smartphones,
primarily because the technologies and security
needed to support core services for these
particular devices are mature.
In 2011, Intel Capital announced a new fund to
support startups working on technologies in line
with its concept for next-generation notebooks.
The company set aside a $300M fund to be
spent over the next three to four years in areas
related to Ultrabooks (http://newsroom.intel.com/
Intel announced the Ultrabook concept at
Computex in 2011. The Ultrabook would be a thin
(less than 0.8 inches thick) notebook that utilized
Intel® processors and could also incorporate
tablet features, such as a touch screen and long
battery life.
By this marketing initiative and investment, Intel
hoped to influence the slumping PC market
against rising competition from tablet computers
such as the iPad, which are typically powered by
competing ARM-based processors. The Ultrabook
directly competes against the Apple MacBook
Air*, which has similar form specifications and is
powered by Intel® CPUs, but runs Mac OS* X (and
is capable of running Microsoft Windows*, as is
the Ultrabook).
Fast forward to today. Intel has introduced its
3rd generation Intel® Core™ microarchitecture
silicon-on-a-chip (SoC ) (10 or 15 W thermal design
power [TDP]), and a multitude of OEMs, suppliers,
and mainstream PC manufacturers have built
dozens of new models based on the Ultrabook
So what does all of this really mean for
the future of IT in the enterprise? Even as
consumerization, Cloud, and BYO evolve, the
device will still be a relevant piece of technology.
In five years the device commonly used as a
default computer may look noticeably different
than today, but some things will still be true. The
end device will require much more processing
power and bandwidth, and support rich media
computing, evolved security, and multitasking.
Above all, it will need to provide a secure
foundation and trust.
IT security models will have to evolve, as well.
Instead of one-size-fits-all security, we have to
look at a multilayered, ringed security approach.
This will allow us to enhance security on items
closer to the core, while relaxing control on
endpoints that don’t need full access. It will
allow the blended computing world to become
one. Cloud services will continue to evolve to
support newer models—such as client-aware
Cloud computing—not only delivering Cloud
service to end devices, but sensing their
capabilities and delivering unique environments
suited to each endpoint. And, devices will
become more Cloud-aware. In this way, they’ll
be able to pull what’s needed from the Cloud,
and sync services and personas across the total
computing continuum that the end user utilizes.
Lastly, the influence of IT is changing. It will
evolve from dictating what the end user can
use or do to influencing the capabilities end
users choose on their devices and how they
consume technologies. IT also can influence
a move from standard hardware and software
OEMs to the Cloud providers, based on the
capabilities they offer, the level of security, and
the speed at which they mature. This influence
will impact end customers and consumers,
as well.
One thing is certain: the past 10 years have seen
a lot of change, but the next three to five years
will bring even more. Overall, it’s all about the
data, which is causing a rift between technology
and consumption due to increasing demands,
and the need to analyze its varied sources
and formats. The bottom line is about meeting
user needs to organize, filter, and access data—
including the ability to collaborate, exchange,
and share information—and have situational
awareness anywhere and anytime, regardless of
platform, device, or domain.
Ultrabooks™ for the Enterprise
“From an IT
Ultrabooks™ meet
the requirements of
a corporate mobile
platform refresh
standard. The devices
are made to be used
in mobile and office
designed for multiyear
refresh cycle, and
have manageability
and security3 built
into the platform.”
Ultrabook™ at a Glance
Consume when you want. Create when you need to.
`` Intel® Core™ vPro™
`` Hardware-assisted
`` Platform sensors
`` Responsive Flash*based storage (SSD8)
`` Intel® HD Graphics12
`` Intel® Ant-Theft
`` Corporate-class WiFi
`` High-speed I/O
`` Intel® Identity
`` Compute continuum
(leverage compute
`` Near field
communication (easy
`` WiFi direct:
Interoperate (e.g., with
your TV)
`` McAfee ePO Deep
`` Intel Inside®—
supporting secure
Safeguard and Secure Control Costs
`` Existing application
portfolio (backward
`` Key enterprise
data (at-rest data
`` Key enterprise
`` Infrastructure
`` Remotely update
diagnose, repair, and
manage power
`` Reduce the need
for IT to have to
support alternate
operating systems
and costs associated
with buying
additional licenses for
applications that run
on these OSes
`` Windows* license
can run on a desktop,
laptop, or Ultrabook™
“Classic PC” Tasks
`` Heavy email use
`` Presentation creation
or heavy spreadsheet
`` Need for more screen
space or multiple
`` High instance of
multiple applications
running at once
(most mobile devices
have weaker CPUs
not capable of this)
`` Overall need for
better performance
and smooth
Ultrabooks™ for the Enterprise
Integration with
Out-of-Band Devices
Delight the End User
`` Support, consume,
and create experiences
`` Designs with up to 9
hours battery life19
`` 3G/4G support
`` Connected standby
`` Up to 90 days
`` Weight < 1.5 lbs19
`` Slim design < 18–23
mm thin19 depending
on screen size/
`` Context-aware voice
command and
Intel Ultrabook for the
Enterprise—the CIO
The 3rd generation Intel Core vPro processorbased Ultrabook1, 2 is built for business and
engineered for security.3 Let’s take a look at some
of the enterprise advantages Atos can bring to a
customer through the adoption of Ultrabooks.
From an IT standpoint, Ultrabooks meet the
requirements of a corporate mobile platform
refresh standard. The devices are made to
be used in mobile and office environments,
designed for multiyear refresh cycle, and have
manageability and security3 built into the
platform. They combine portable performance
and support for touch-enabled apps with power
efficiency, advanced encryption, and protection—
enabling user productivity and IT manageability.
Enterprise Ultrabook devices include features
that strongly support business usage models.
In Evaluating Ultrabook™ Devices for the
Enterprise, (http://www.intel.com/content/www/
html) researchers mapped Ultrabook capabilities
to enterprise-class IT needs.
Enterprise IT Requirements
Relevant Ultrabook Capabilities
Remote management capabilities to
support a highly mobile workforce
`` Intel® vPro™ technology3 supports remote management and
information security.
`` Keyboard, Video, and Mouse (KVM)4 remote control and
remote encryption management capabilities help to quickly
remediate systems, even with encrypted drives, anytime and
Design that provides for reliability
and multiyear refresh cycles
`` Higher-end components contribute to longer battery life,
more rugged construction, and ease of use.
`` Built for heavy day-to-day business use.
Consistent platform and components
`` Intel® Stable Image Platform Program provides consistency
and reliability.
Consistent warranty support and
ordering processes
`` Leverage standard purchasing and support processes.
Flexible, reliable connectivity,
anywhere, anytime
`` Reliable, higher performance dual-band (2.4/5GHz),
multistream (2x2) Intel® WiFi5 adapters supporting Intel®
vPro™ technology3 and Intel® Smart Connect Technology.6
Support for data synchronization
`` With capabilities such as Intel® Smart Connect Technology,5
the platform can keep information, such as data stores and
emails, in constant synchronization on the endpoint device.
Support for a wide variety of
peripheral devices and use cases
`` Standard monitor ports for connecting to conference
room projectors
`` Additional USB ports for connecting external keyboards
and mice
Advanced security2
`` Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)7 with public
key infrastructure certificate authentication adds protection
against identity theft and unauthorized device and data
`` Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)8 helps protect against
data and asset loss from theft with S3 resume authentication
`` Intel® Trusted Platform Module (Intel® TPM)9 helps store and
protect information.
Ultrabooks™ for the Enterprise
Another way to assess the advantages of
Ultrabooks is to review features and functions
related to three core strategic goals of enterprise
IT: responsiveness, connectivity, and security.
Delivering the Responsive Experience
`` Revolutionary new 22-nm microarchitecture for increased
performance over previous generations of Intel® architecture
Next-Generation Intel® Core™
`` End-to-end high-quality HD videoconferencing enabled
by Intel® Quick Sync Video10 and Intel® Clear Video HD
Intel® Smart Response Technology6
`` SSD-like performance and HDD capacity at lower cost
`` End-user simplicity by exposing single C: Drive
`` Fast system resume from hibernate in less than 7 seconds19
Intel® Rapid Start Technology11
`` Designs with up to 9-hour battery life for Ultrabooks™19
`` Increased battery life in standby
`` Quicker access to Internet, data, and applications
`` Improved user interaction compared to OS hibernate
Intel® Smart Connect Technology6
`` Desired content updated on system when user wants it
`` Content on the system synchronizes with the cloud
`` Quick, consistent connect to access points on wireless profile
`` Supports latest business graphic design/performance needs
Intel® HD Graphics12
`` Lower power and cost
Delivering the Connected Experience
`` Intel® Smart Connect Technology6 support provides instant
access to information
Intel® Centrino™ Wireless
`` Intel® Wireless Display13 3.x supporting business usages
`` Latest wireless standards and radios such as WiMAX,
Bluetooth*, 802.11n
`` Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)14 v8.0
support for Intel® Core™ vPro™ processors3
`` Seamless handoff from one presenter to the next
Intel® Wireless Display13 3.x
`` Lower delay latency for document editing
`` Supports Windows* 7 “Extend” desktop mode
`` Up to 1080p at 30fps with audio for rich multimedia
`` Intel WiDi13 Extensions API to enable 2-screen aware
`` Adjustable PIN entry method; always, never, or first time only
`` Projector adapter supports HDMI and VGA
Intel® Smart Connect Technology
`` Desired content updated on system when user wants it
`` Content on the system synchronizes with the cloud
`` Quick, consistent connect to access points on wireless
profile list
Recommended Sensors
`` Context- and location-aware enabled through platform
`` GPS for location-based services, touch, etc.
Ultrabooks™ for the Enterprise
Finally, let’s take a closer look at the key Intel®
technologies supporting Ultrabooks. These
represent a critical advantage, offering enterprise
IT the reliability and support of Intel®-based
Delivering the Secure Experience
`` Intel® vPro technology3
3rd Gen Intel® Core™ vPro™
processor family
`` Enhanced hardware KVM4 support
`` Intel® Setup and Configuration Server 8.0: New, easy-to-use
AMT provisioning solution
In sum, the Ultrabook provides the stable,
predictable footprint IT needs, meets IT needs for
refresh, security, and support, and is backed by
the Intel roadmap to support new technologies in
upcoming OS releases.
`` Windows PowerShell* Scripts allow direct access to Intel®
Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)14
`` Continuing support for Intel® AES-NI15, Intel® TXT, Intel® VT
3rd Gen Intel® Core™ processors
`` Better keys and encryption with new true random number
generator instruction with Intel® Secure Key16 encryption
`` Increased malware protection with added execution
protection Intel® OS Guard17 (Windows* 8)
Hardware-assisted Encryption
`` Supports newest encryption demands including whole disk
encryption (WDE) and ERM
`` Reduces power impact and delivers better performance
Intel® Identity Protection Technology
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology
`` Identity protection and fraud deterrence
`` Automatic lock and disable
`` Detection and prevention of malware
`` Secures media, data, and assets
McAfee® ePO Deep Command
`` Provides secure and remote security management access
to powered off or disabled PCs
`` Enables secure remote access regardless of the PC’s
power state
`` Communicates with endpoints at a level beyond the
operating system
Intel® Ultrabook Technology
Enterprise Benefits
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Returns Ultrabooks™ to full operational power within seconds.
This ultra-responsive capability gives devices the power to
resume in a flash, and ultra-low power consumption when on
standby. So users save time and get longer battery life.
Intel® Smart Response Technology6
Quickly recognizes and stores the most frequently used files and
applications where users can access them right away.
Intel® Smart Connect Technology6
Continually and automatically updates email, apps, and social
networks, even when the system is asleep (available only on
select Intel-inspired Ultrabook™ devices featuring 3rd generation
Intel® Core™ processors).
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology
(Intel® AT)8
Helps protect devices by disabling lost or stolen Ultrabooks™
from anywhere in the world. Once the Ultrabook is returned, it
can be easily reactivated without harm to data or digital content.
(Available as an option on designated Intel® Core™ processorbased Ultrabook devices.)
Intel® Identity Protection Technology
(Intel® IPT)7
Helps protect your identity and assets online by adding a trusted
link to systems, accounts, and favorite online places. It’s better
online identity protection, authenticated by users. Intel secure
keys generate highly secure encryption keys and hide them
from malware. (Available only on select Intel-inspired Ultrabook™
devices featuring 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors.)
Ultrabooks™ for the Enterprise
Microsoft Windows 8
and Ultrabooks—a
Compelling Combination
Microsoft has set the stage for the future
of the OS. With Windows 8, mobile devices,
embedded solutions, servers, handsets, PCs,
and Ultrabooks can all run the same OS kernel.
This will support enhanced ease of use, as well
as connectivity to enterprise applications and
services for end users across all platforms.
Enabling touch-screen capability provides
a consistent user experience across tablets,
smartphones, and Ultrabooks.
Touch capability is mandatory to the
Ultrabook specification. This complementary
development between Windows 8 and the
Ultrabook specification makes for a compelling
Windows 8 on the Ultrabook not only gives
the end user a more friendly experience, it also
provides enterprise-level technologies to allow
the Ultrabook to be configured, monitored,
maintained, and retired. Additionally, out-of-band
patching and updating provide a secure method
to make sure the end user’s Windows 8 operating
system is not vulnerable. Application updates,
including virus pattern updates, can happen while
the Ultrabook is sleeping.
Some of the key features of Windows 8 make
this OS and Ultrabook combination particularly
compelling. For instance, Windows 8 active tiles,
with “instant-on technology” running on the
Ultrabook’s tiled applications, are immediately
updated as soon as the computer is running.
With Intel® Smart Connect technology6,
applications are continuously updated while
the PC is sleeping. Therefore, applications have
all the latest information, including email, social
media, news feeds, and other up-to-the-minute
information that users traditionally had to wait for
when they logged in. No more waiting to launch
an application or a browser—just log in and see
the updates.
Older versions of Windows were known to
require rebuilds or reimaging after faulty drivers
or badly written programs were installed.
Windows 8 now makes it easy to either reset
or refresh the OS with a few swipes of a finger.
Deskside support organizations no longer need
to pick up a problem computer and bring it to
the buildroom or reimaging facility. Now, the
OS can be refreshed with the same corporate
image that was laid down when the end user first
received it, without losing their data. “Refresh”
reverts the OS to the default settings, but leaves
all end-user files and settings untouched. Apps
downloaded from the Windows store will be kept,
but other installed applications will be lost. When
a total reset needs to take place and a different
user is to receive the Ultrabook computer, the OS
can be “Reset” and brought back to the original
corporate image with all data and settings wiped
clean—again, with just a few swipes of a finger. At
reset, everything—applications, files, settings—is
removed. The system has a fresh Windows 8
operating system installed.
It’s only just a few finger swipes away, no
Windows installation disk is required, and the
process only takes a few minutes with the SSD
hard disk drives that the majority of Ultrabooks
use as their primary drive. In summary, for
the enterprise, a Windows 8 Ultrabook can be
easily managed and secured, while providing a
great user-friendly interface for daily business
Most users are comfortable using touch on
mobile devices and tablets. Now, with Windows
8 touch-screen capability and Ultrabooks with
touch-screen displays, the gestures that users
are comfortable with on their smartphones and
tables are built into every Ultrabook. Windows 8
and Ultrabook can also help eliminate the need
to carry two devices—a notebook PC and a tablet.
Windows 8 touch-based applications are as easy
to use as any smartphone or tablet. Windows 8
applications on the Ultrabook are available almost
immediately after pressing the power button.
Users can read email, update social media status,
and access enterprise application—all without
having to switch devices.
Ultrabooks™ for the Enterprise
Deployment and
Other Considerations
Enterprises have multiple computing options
for their workforce. While corporate IT
typically prefers a standardized, managed
desktop PC, end users increasingly expect a
friendlier mobile platform in the workplace.
Corporate IT has been cautious about the
transition to BYOD, since many platforms
do not fit into their typical management
The enterprise-class Ultrabook provides
a solution. With enterprise management
technologies built in, sturdy featherweight
designs, and long-term driver support from
vendors, corporate IT can now offer a responsive
mobile experience to the workforce, without
embracing a BYOD business model.
When looking to deploy a new Windows desktop
OS, businesses typically invest a significant
amount of time in planning and capturing
inventory prior to actual deployment. The new
Windows 8 Assessment and Deployment Kit*
(ADK) includes tools to help businesses identify
areas of risk prior to deployment (e.g., Microsoft
Windows Application Compatibility Tool [ACT]*).
For many of our customers, Atos provides
asset inventory management, as well as
the day-to-day maintenance of the PC
infrastructure. We capture current computer
and notebook data using either the system
management tools or Intel® Setup and
Configuration Software (SCS) for Intel vPro
technology. Once this review is complete,
Atos uses the Microsoft ACT tools to identify
applications that will not function correctly with
the new OS. With many years of experience
in migrations, Atos has the ability to either
remediate the nonfunctioning applications, or
work with the vendor and the customer to find a
While deploying customized Windows Images
created by Atos to Intel vPro-enabled Ultrabooks,
Atos can remotely work with deskside engineers
around the world to:
`` Remotely load the new OS on bare metal
`` Securely wipe an Ultrabook, and then reload
the OS
`` Update and manage system BIOS
`` Power on and power off using Intel vPro
`` Reimage Ultrabooks anytime, anywhere
`` Manage and monitor devices
Once the new OS is deployed, using Intel vPro
technology, Atos deploys critical patches and
other updates across the enterprise. Updates are
not limited to application and Windows updates;
BIOS changes and updates also are easily
deployed to all Intel vPro-enabled computers.
With integration into the Microsoft System Center
Configuration Manager*, Intel vPro-enabled
Ultrabooks are completely managed throughout
their entire lifecycle without desk side technicians
physically touching them.
As older computers and notebooks are replaced
with new touch-enabled desktops and Ultrabooks,
deployment across the enterprise becomes
more efficient. With Intel vPro technology, OS
deployments can be rolled out not only to new
desktop PCs and Ultrabooks, but (using Intel
VT capabilities) also deployed and managed on
virtual machines (VMs).
Ultrabooks™ for the Enterprise
“The latest
Ultrabooks™ provide a
compelling compute
platform for enterprise
IT management, as
well as great mobility
features for users. It’s
like having the best of
both worlds—allowing
you to consume when
you want and create
when you need to
in a secure and costeffective way.”
John Minnick
Director, Global Head of Strategic Technology
Partners (STeP) Team, Innovation, Portfolio, and
Architecture, Atos
Intel vPro technologies included in the
Ultrabook—specifically Intel® Active Management
Technology (Intel® AMT)14—simplify deployment
and management by enabling remote
monitoring, diagnosis, repair, and control.
Security2 is integrated into the Ultrabook design,
with Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel®
IPT),7 Intel® Trusted Execution Technology (Intel®
TXT),9 Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI),15
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT),18 and
Intel Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT).8
For enterprise IT, security and manageability
are top priorities; for end users, design, ease
of use, and mobility are paramount. End
users who frequently move between offices
and conference rooms, or out to customers’
facilities, need the flexibility to pick up and go
at a moment’s notice. They do not want to wait
for long shutdowns, computer updates, and
A notebook computer is stolen every 53 seconds
around the globe (source: Kensington Computer
Products Group, 2011). Company data and
intellectual property (IP) are vulnerable without
technology that will either render the notebook
useless or completely lock it down from nefarious
threats. Ultrabooks with Intel vPro Anti-Theft can
help to secure them from theft and cyber threats.
When managing enterprise systems, Atos can
remotely lock down an Ultrabook, blocking
the boot process. Lock-down settings are also
configured to disable the computer if the system
misses the pre-set check-in with the central
server. If someone does gain access to a system,
Atos can trigger a customized message noting
that the Ultrabook was reported stolen and what
to do with it.
Intel vPro Anti-Theft technology goes one more
step in the prevention of data and IP loss; Atos
can configure the hard disk drive with encryption
with a key stored within the Intel AT hardware
in the Ultrabook. Then, if the hard disk drive is
removed from the Ultrabook and connected
to another device the encryption keys will be
inaccessible, prohibiting access to the encrypted
data on the drive. Intel AT helps to keep company
data and IP secure.
Technology such as WiDi gives the end user a
wireless connection to a large monitor in the
office or a large screen TV within a conference
room, and allows easy switching between them.
End users can close the lid on their Ultrabook
and it can hibernate for days with the extended
life on the efficient batteries. When they arrive
at their location, the Intel Smart Connect
technology6 has updated their email, updated
the anti-virus definitions, and downloaded
the latest patches and updates—all while the
computer was sitting in its thin Ultrabook case.
With Intel® Rapid Start Technology,11 the
Ultrabook goes from hibernation to an active
state in just seven seconds.19 When finished for
the day, end users can sit down and wirelessly
synchronize files, music, and video between
compatible devices using PC Sync technology.
Going Green
Today’s users prefer to be untethered, with
minimal time spent charging and recharging
batteries, and reliable power on their mobile
Ultrabooks now have designs which operate up
to 9 hours19 before recharging. Many vendors
are using new quick-charging technologies to
fully charge in minutes, rather than hours. This
supports enterprise green initiatives, as systems
spend less time plugged in and more time on
long-running batteries.
Enterprise-class Ultrabooks give both end
users and corporate IT the best of both worlds,
providing manageability combined with ease of
use and mobility.
Ultrabooks™ for the Enterprise
Performance Using
PassMark* Scoring
Test Suite
3D Graphics
2D Graphics
The “PassMark rating” is a weighted average
of all the other test results and gives a
single overall indication of a computer’s
performance. The bigger the number, the
faster the computer. For example, a typical old
Intel® Pentium® 4.1GHz had a rating of about
100, while a 3.4GHz Intel Pentium 4 with 2GB
of memory may have a rating around 650.
These weightings are based on the “average”
computer usage and are intended to give the
user of Performance Test an overall indication
of how this computer will perform in general
use. Needless to say, this weighted average
will be inappropriate for some users. Game
players will think 3D is more important, while
network administrators will be looking for
disk speed. You can roll your own ratings
based on the individual test results.
Most enterprises classify their end-user compute
devices into groups like standard, standard-plus,
and high-end workstation devices based on
compute speed, functionality, and cost. Some
organizations have mainstream computers
that satisfy the requirements of the majority
of their workforce, while adding engineering,
development, and executive classifications
to support smaller numbers of users. This
arguably allows IT organizations to balance user
needs with cost-effective devices. Each time a
new device is introduced, a recalibration is in
order to allow updates to standards. Over time,
with regular improvements in the technology,
enterprises are able to dramatically expand
computer capability while maintaining a fixed
operating cost to the business units they serve.
The table above shows a comparison of the
improvement in performance versus time.
PassMark* Software is a privately owned
software development group founded in 1998
and based in Sydney, Australia. It produces
software and hardware for testing computers
in a Windows environment. PassMark
customers include major IT heavyweights,
such as Intel, HP, Symantec, IBM, and Dell.
Passmark also maintains the CPUBenchmark.
net website, where you can find CPU
benchmark results from 10,000+ systems,
covering more than 300 different types of
CPUs. http://www.passmark.com
In recent tests on a Dell* 6430u, HP Folio*
9470M and Lenovo X1 Carbon Touch* resulted
in scores from 1570 to 1700 depending on the
processors and memory configured. Note that
even the fastest performing workstations of a
few short years ago are no match for today’s
Ultrabooks. One may well conclude that the
Ultrabooks have a wide range of performance
and are well-suited for all but the most
demanding computing requirements across
the enterprise.
Ultrabooks™ for the Enterprise
The Ultrabook Spec
Ultrabooks are not just another PC form factor.
Clamshells, sliders, foldable, flip, swivel, and
detachable systems (sold with a mechanically
attached keyboard) can all be Ultrabooks.
Intel requires manufacturers to meet certain
specifications in order to market a laptop as an
Ultrabook. These requirements change with
each release of the Intel® mobile platform.
Ultrabooks™ for the Enterprise
Ultrabook™ Specifications
2nd generation Intel® Core™ vPro™
processor family
3rd generation Intel® Core™ vPro™
processor family
Intel® Core™ vPro™ processor family
Intel® Core™ vPro™ processor family
Form factor
`` Weight < 1.5 lbs.19
`` Weight < 1.5 lbs.19
`` Slim design < 18—23 mm thin19
depending on screen size/
`` Slim design < 18—23 mm thin19
depending on screen size/
Battery life
Designs with up to 9 hours
battery life19
Designs with up to 9 hours
battery life19
Resume from
Fast system resume from hibernate in
less than 7 seconds19
Fast system resume from hibernate in
less than 7 seconds19
No requirements
80 MB/s transfer rate (minimum)
No requirements
USB 3.0
Software and
`` Intel® Anti-Theft Technology8
`` Intel® Anti-Theft Technology8
`` Intel® Identity Protection
`` Intel® Identity Protection
Conclusion & Resources
Atos has the expertise to plan and deploy an
enterprise compute solution that meets your
immediate and long-term requirements. As
you can see, there are proven technologies
available to help secure a mobile workforce,
while supporting efficient and cost-effective
IT. We look forward to talking with you about
your particular requirements, and to helping
you to streamline solution deployment and
The Atos Adaptive Workplace is a dynamic,
comprehensive solution designed to support
the most demanding business needs, increase
agility and collaboration, and enhance
the end-user experience, while reducing
operational costs. Based on industry-leading
Intel technologies, such as the Ultrabook,
it can help you move your organization
forward strategically during an era of rapid
For more information about the Adaptive
Workplace, please visit na.atos.net.
Intel® Ultrabooks™: http://www.intel.com/content/
Related Intel white papers: www.intel.com/IT
`` Evaluating Ultrabook™ Devices
for the Enterprise
`` The Future of Enterprise Computing:
Preparing for the Compute Continuum
`` Improving Security and Mobility for
Personally Owned Devices
`` Preparing the Enterprise for the
Impact of Alternative Form Factors
Intel Capital launches $300M Ultrabook fund, EE
Times, Merritt, Rick (August 10, 2011: http://eetimes.
CIO magazine, Pros and Cons of BYOD (Bring Your
Own Device): http://www.cio.com/article/696971/
Buying an Ultrabook? Consider the Windows
8 Metro factor (TOUCH): http://reviews.cnet.
`` Using TCO to Determine PC
Upgrade Cycles
Business PC (Video): http://www.youtube.com/watc
Intel Software Network on Ultrabook™: http://
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology Featured on Newegg
TV: http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/
How to Choose an Ultrabook™ Platform: http://
Ultrabook™ Reviews, 2012: http://www.
Securing the Mobile Enterprise, David
Buchholz, John J. Minnick, Dr. Joerg Gerschuetz,
and Arjun Batra (2012): http://www.intel.com/
Best Ultrabooks (2012): http://reviews.cnet.com/
Evaluating Ultrabook™ Devices for the
Enterprise, David Buchholz, John Mahvi, and
Joe Thompson (2012).
Ultrabooks™ for the Enterprise
1. Ultrabook™ products are offered in multiple models.
Some models may not be available in your market. Consult
your Ultrabook manufacturer. For more information and
details, visit http://www.intel.com/ultrabook.
2. No computer system can provide absolute security
under all conditions. Built-in security features available
on select Intel® Core™ processors may require additional
software, hardware, services, and/or an Internet connection.
Results may vary depending upon configuration.
Consult your PC manufacturer for more details. For more
information visit www.intel.com/technology/security.
3. Intel® vPro™ Technology is sophisticated and requires
setup and activation. Availability of features and results will
depend upon the setup and configuration of your hardware,
software, and IT environment. To learn more, visit http://
4. KVM Remote Control (Keyboard, Video, Mouse) is only
available with Intel® Core™ i5 vPro™ and Core™ i7 vPro™
processors with Intel® Active Management Technology
activated and configured, and with integrated graphics
active. Discrete graphics are not supported.
5. Intel® My WiFi Technology is an optional feature and
requires additional software and an Intel® Centrino® wireless
adapter. WiFi devices must be certified by the WiFi Alliance
for 802.11b/g/a in order to connect. See http://www.intel.com/
6. Intel® Smart Connect Technology requires a select Intel®
processor, Intel® software and BIOS update, Intel® wireless
adapter, and Internet connectivity. Solid state memory or
drive equivalent may be required. Depending on system
configuration, your results may vary. Contact your system
manufacturer for more information.
7. No system can provide absolute security under
all conditions. Requires an Intel® Identity Protection
Technology-enabled system, including a 2nd gen or higher
Intel® Core™ processor-enabled chipset, firmware and
software, and participating website. Consult your system
manufacturer. Intel assumes no liability for lost or stolen
data and/or systems, or any resulting damages. For more
information, visit http://ipt.intel.com.
8. No system can provide absolute security under all
conditions. Requires an enabled chipset, BIOS, firmware, and
software, and a subscription with a capable service provider.
Consult your system manufacturer and service provider for
availability and functionality. Service may not be available in
all countries. Intel assumes no liability for lost or stolen data
and/or systems or any other damages resulting thereof. For
more information, visit http://www.intel.com/go/anti-theft.
Ultrabooks™ for the Enterprise
9. No computer system can provide absolute security
under all conditions. Intel® Trusted Execution Technology
(Intel® TXT) requires a computer with Intel® Virtualization
Technology, an Intel TXT-enabled processor, chipset, BIOS,
Authenticated Code Modules, and an Intel TXT-compatible
measured launched environment (MLE). Intel TXT also
requires the system to contain a TPM v1.s. For more
information, visit www.intel.com/technology/security.
10.(Quick Sync Video—3-year baseline) Video transcode
claim using CyberLink* MediaEspresso 6 to render a
4-minute, 449 MB, 1920 x 1080i, 18884 Kbps, MPG2 video
file for playback on an Apple iPod* with resolution of 640 x
360, H.264, and file format of .MP4. Speedup is 4x faster on
3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5-3450 processor (desktop) and 3rd
gen Intel® Core™ i5-3320M processor (laptop) compared
with Intel® Core™ processor (desktop) and Intel® Core™2 Duo
E8400 (desktop) and P8600 (laptop).
11. Requires a select Intel® processor, Intel® software and
BIOS update, and Intel® Solid-State Drive (SSD). Depending
on system configuration, your results may vary. Contact
your system manufacturer for more information.
12.Intel® HD P4000 introduces 4 additional execution units
going from 8 in the Intel® HD P3000 to 12 in the Intel HD
P4000. Optimized Intel® HD Graphics P4000 only available
on select models of the Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1200 v2
product family. For more information, visit http://www.intel.
16.No system can provide absolute security. Requires an
Intel® Secure Key-enabled platform, available on select
Intel® processors, and software optimized to support Intel
Secure Key. Consult your system manufacturer for more
17. No system can provide absolute security. Requires an
Intel® OS Guard-enabled platform, available on select Intel®
processors, and an enabled operating system. Consult your
system manufacturer for more information.
18.Intel® Virtualization Technology requires a computer
system with an enabled Intel® processor, BIOS, and virtual
machine monitor (VMM). Functionality, performance,
or other benefits will vary depending on hardware and
software configurations. Software applications may not be
compatible with all operating systems. Consult your PC
manufacturer. For more information, visit http://www.intel.
19.Software and workloads used in performance tests
may have been optimized for performance only on Intel®
microprocessors. Performance tests, such as SYSmark*
and MobileMark*, are measured using specific computer
systems, components, software, operations, and functions.
Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to
vary. You should consult other information and performance
tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated
purchases, including the performance of that product when
combined with other products. For more information go to
13. Requires an Intel® Wireless Display-enabled PC, tablet,
smartphone, compatible adapter, and TV. 1080p and Bluray* or other protected content playback only available on
select Intel® processors with built-in visuals enabled. Consult
your PC manufacturer. For more information, see www.intel.
14.Requires activation and a system with a corporate
network connection, an Intel® AMT enabled chipset, and
network hardware and software. For notebooks, Intel AMT
may be unavailable or limited over a host OS-based VPN,
when connecting wirelessly, on battery power, sleeping,
hibernating, or powered off. Results dependent upon
hardware, setup, and configuration. For more information,
visit http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/architectureand-technology/intel-active-managementtechnology.html.
15. Intel® AES-NI requires a computer system with an AES-NIenabled processor, as well as non-Intel software to execute
the instructions in the correct sequence. AES-NI is available
on Intel® processors. For availability, consult your reseller
or system manufacturer. For more information, see http://
“For many of
our customers,
Atos provides
asset inventory
management, as well
as the day-to-day
maintenance of the
PC infrastructure.”
Daniel Silverman
Enterprise Architect, STeP Client Sub-Team
Lead, Workplace and Service Desk Services,
About Atos
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