Touch-enabled Business Ultrabook™ Device Deployment
Intel IT is accelerating the deployment of touch-enabled business Ultrabook™ devices with Microsoft Windows 8* ahead of the schedule we created in January 2013. This decision was based on several factors: employee demand for touch capabilities is increasing, enterprise applications are becoming more touch-enabled, and touch-enabled devices can increase employee productivity and lower the total cost of ownership.
In our survey of more than 6,000 Intel employees worldwide, 90 percent of respondents preferred a touch-enabled device. Based on what we learned from this survey, a proof of concept conducted with about 50 employees, and an early-adopter program with another 250 employees, we are adopting three business Ultrabook form factors: clamshell and two convertible styles (detachable and twist). We wanted to offer several options to meet employees’ needs. All of these devices will run on Windows 8, which already enables touch functionality.
We anticipate that we will deploy approximately 14,000 touch-enabled devices by the end of 2013. The employees that select touch-enabled devices will enjoy increased productivity as enterprise touch applications become more prevalent.
Read the full Touch-enabled Business Ultrabook™ Device Deployment Product Brief.