You can find specific ROI analysis papers and case studies on the Intel(R) vPro(TM) Expert Center:
ROI Analysis papers: <a href=”http://communities.intel.com/openport/docs/DOC-1494″>http://communities.intel.com/openport/docs/DOC-1494</a>
Case Studies: <a href=”http://communities.intel.com/tags/case_study?&contentTypes=THREAD&contentTypes=DOCUMENT&contentTypes=BLOG_POST&communityID=2005″>http://communities.intel.com/tags/case_study?&contentTypes=THREAD&contentTypes=DOCUMENT&contentTypes=BLOG_POST&communityID=2005</a>
<b>Here are some resources that your Research Assistant, Margaret Rouse, found for you.</b>
First, let’s address what vPro is. In a nutshell, it’s the name of a chipset and related technologies made by microprocessor giant Intel Corp. It is designed to safeguard network security credentials in a hardware-based way, serving as an alternative to traditional software-based methods.
In order to help customers model the “hard dollar” savings in your environment, Intel has created the Intel Centrino with vPro technology and Intel Core2 with vPro technology ROI Estimator that is based on the data from the above study, as well as another study that focused on desktops with Intel Core2 with vPro technology that was published last year.
During the middle of 2007, Intel released the next wave of vPro platforms for desktops and finally extended the capabilities to the mobile platform. With these latest iterations, Intel has addressed many of vPro’s major shortcomings (support for notebooks and industry standards, and improved tools) and is now worth considering for management-oriented organizations. As a result, we have seen a significant increase in corporate adoption of vPro, with more than 40% of corporate desktop purchases now including vPro capability and even higher uptake on notebooks.