As a country which boasts one of the world’s youngest populations, India has intelligently leveraged its large and growing population to catapult it into the global league. The large availability of IT talent has helped in not only boosting exports of IT services, but has also succeeded in improving the competitiveness of many firms in the domestic sector. However, if India has to make the leap from a ‘developing’ country to a ‘developed’ nation, it has to think about how a country with a population of a billion can be transformed into a productive workforce.
The transformation can come when a large part of the transactional workforce starts leveraging the latest technology in terms of hardware and software to boost their individual competitiveness, and thereby their organizations.
Who are these transactional workers? IDC defines transactional workers as follows, “Transactional workers use computers to execute a basically non computer-oriented function. While some of these workers use computers to facilitate functions like order entry, manufacturing, health care provision, etc., many others who fall into this category are senior executives, attorneys, doctors, and the like.“
Transactional workers use centralized online transaction processing today and connect to these applications from an Internet browser from their desktops. These desktops are required to be reliable and powerful to support the tasks that transactional workers need for their work.
Intel’s Pentium is the classic, reliable processor, ideal for the Transaction workers today – it gets the job done and makes sure that they have the computing power needed to deliver to their organization.
The technology features, a small power footprint, the focus on greening the planet while designing the Intel Pentium processor based on the Transaction Workers computing needs makes Intel Pentium Processor the de facto standard for the workplace today.
The Intel Pentium Processors incorporates the following technology features of Dual-Core processing, the Intel Smart cache, Integrated Memory controller, Intel HD Graphics, Intel Quick Synch Video, and Intel Virtualization technology and Intel designed Thermal solution for Board Processors allow organizations to choose the ideal Intel Pentium Processor that a typical transactional worker needs.
Intel processors – a perfect fit for every segment
Intel architecture products are perfect for every segment. For example, in the case of education, Intel’s products make it relatively easy for educators to integrate the right blend of infrastructure and software to enable highly knowledge oriented learning. From pre-loaded education software to a huge list of education partners, Intel has made every possible effort to provide an integrated experience.
Some of Intel’s PCs offered by partners offer students, teachers and IT administrators more ruggedness with new durability features like greater spill resistance, affordability, battery life up to 10 hours and enhanced usability with Intel® Learning Series software suite for using the e-reader, web camera and digital writing features. Similarly, for small businesses, Intel’s 4th generation processors offer businesses lower total cost of ownership. Additionally, PCs with Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) can automate maintenance for small businesses without a dedicated IT staff.
Understanding Intel’s value proposition from the eyes of a customer
To better understand the immense value proposition provided by Intel’s processors, we spoke to Anil Kumar, General Manager – Information Technology, New India Assurance Co Ltd (NIA). NIA is a multinational general insurance company that operates in 22 countries. With 2097 offices in India, 19,000 employees and more than 50,000 agents in India, the firm has a large IT footprint.
Anil Kumar, General Manager – Information Technology told us on how they use Intel Pentium Processors to support their transactional workers. “We have 16,000 Intel-based PCs which support our browser based applications and our business needs.”
Kumar says that when it comes to power management, Intel is a great choice, as even in a remote location, a PC can work efficiently with minimum power supply. “Power consumption of Intel Processors is low, their product is rugged; their downtime is low. An Intel PC consuming lesser power is a big advantage for us, Intel has always addressed this need for us; plus it generates less heat and works in non dust free environments.”
Kumar also praises and values the transparency from Intel. Besides sharing immense information and benchmarks, the company’s emphasis on values and ethics, has been commendable, notes Kumar. “Unlike many other companies in the market that insist you use their latest products, Intel offers systems that meet your needs. The Intel sales team does not push their products rather they understand the customers’ needs and support them wholeheartedly. Intel exemplifies our company motto of ‘Leadership and Beyond’,” emphasizes Kumar.
The need for refreshing PC’s
Many firms in India own legacy desktops that require more maintenance, exerting a greater toll on employee productivity and higher equipment costs than the purchase of a new machine. This is specifically true for smaller businesses. For example, a multi-country study commissioned by Intel Corporation last year, showed that on average, small business workers lose more than one work week per year due to old PCs (India was also one of the countries that participated in the survey). Repair and maintenance was 1.5 times more frequent on PCs that were 4 years or older.
This is the right time to transform your IT infrastructure by using Intel’s latest products. Join the thousands of other organizations who have already done so and are benefiting from lower total cost of ownership, better battery life and faster performance for business productivity applications over legacy systems.
1 [ ” IT Roadmap for Today’s Transactional Worker” an IDC White Paper Sponsored by
International Business Machines, by Analyst: Dan Kusnetzky, Ref: 1601298SOFTWARE
By: LS Subramanian, Technology consultant, Intel