Intel announces small business package
By Digital News Asia May 28, 2012
- Designed specifically to address IT management needs of small businesses
- Company working towards tie-ups with more ecosystem partners
INTEL Malaysia has announced an integrated hardware and software solution, the Intel Small Business Advantage (Intel SBA) package, designed specifically for small and medium business (SMB) owners.
The Intel SBA covers laptop and desktop PCs based on the 2nd Generation Intel Core processor family, and will be available in Malaysia in June, the company said in a statement.
“With the Intel SBA, small businesses can maximize business productivity by keeping PCs performing at an optimal level while better securing data by reducing the risk of virus disruptions, leakage of confidential data and data loss,” said Prakash Mallya, country manager of sales and marketing at Intel Malaysia.
The solution runs regular software updates and maintenance tasks automatically after hours, even if the computer is turned off.
“Most small business owners don’t have the time or desire to stand over their employees to make sure that they are continually backing up their data and updating their PCs with the latest software; the Intel SBA gives you unique, automated maintenance capabilities right out of the box,” Prakash claimed at a recent media gathering.
Security and data loss in an organization is an increasing concern for small business owners, the company said. With the Intel SBA, security software in a PC is monitored regularly to ensure it is up-to-date at all times.
This hardware-based technology adds an extra layer of protection to reduce downtime and expenses caused by viruses and malware, and decrease the risk of data corruption and loss, the company added.
Additionally, the Intel SBA ensures that data on PCs is backed up automatically and reliably in order to protect vital information. These scheduled back-ups are done during off-hours without interrupting an employee’s workday.
The Intel SBA will be available in Malaysia beginning June 2012 from Acer at various channel outlets, with other PC makers coming on board later.