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Siemens Announces Adoption of New Intel(R) Core(TM) vPro(TM) Processors

NORWALK, Conn., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Siemens IT Solutions and Services, Inc. announced today that it is employing new Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors with vPro(TM) technology into its IT service offerings. The additional capabilities of the new Intel Core(TM) vPro(TM) processor family will provide Siemens' services with even more robust IT management capabilities than ever before.

Siemens IT Solutions and Services has worked very closely with Intel to solidify the success of the vPro technology a technology that allows its services to be delivered with enhanced management capabilities, increased security and within an optimal virtual environment. The Company has already adopted vPro technology into its own IT infrastructure and services portfolio. Further, Siemens has developed a formal assessment tool which they offer to current and prospective clients that allows them to determine potential cost savings and provides an analysis of how they can take advantage of vPro technology.

"For Siemens IT Solutions and Services, the new Intel Core vPro processor family has successfully moved from an ideal concept to a "must have" for IT organizations," said Michael Kollar, Chief Architect for Siemens. "We have worked extensively with Intel throughout the evolution of the technology and have been a part of the assessment process since the beginning. Intel Core vPro technology will allow us to craft our services to deliver intelligent security and cost-reducing management capabilities, all with optimal performance and minimal power consumption. Intel Core vPro technology has helped both Siemens and our customers further evolve our IT operations and capitalize on the performance advantages and cost savings of virtualization. Further," said Kollar, "our assessment model will help clients better understand how we have made it happen throughout our own vast IT structure and the potential benefits they could realize by deploying vPro technology."

Siemens believes that these new processors and technologies represent a transformation in service offerings that will lead to dramatic changes throughout the IT infrastructure impacting everything from data centers and server-centric platforms to truly virtual desktops. The Company is planning to utilize the Intel Core vPro processor family to help their customers transform their IT enterprise landscape by deploying it across multiple devices, from thin client to rich client environments.

"By deploying notebook and desktop PCs with Intel Core vPro technology, IT managers should realize security, manageability and energy saving improvements afforded by it. Within our own environment, we've seen notable improvements in all three areas and we are confident that our customers can realize similar benefits. We've seen improved service levels, lower cost per seat, and added security in our own operations and our customers are seeing up to 20 percent improvement gains in their integrated infrastructure management."

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