SOURCE: Lenovo

August 23, 2005 08:00 ET

Lenovo Powers on Asset Management With Intel Technology

Lenovo Innovation With Intel Enables IT Managers to Discover, Heal, Protect Remote PCs

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 23, 2005 -- Beginning this fall, Lenovo will embed Intel Active Management Technology standard on select desktop PCs. Through Intel Active Management Technology, IT managers can identify assets -- even if the PCs are turned off -- and help heal and protect them regardless of the systems' state, potentially saving enterprises time and money.

Lenovo will demonstrate ThinkCentre M52 desktop PCs enabled with Intel Active Management Technology (AMT) at the Intel Developers Forum August 23-25.

AMT is ideal for systems managers who need to perform management functions while the system is off -- so long as it is plugged in to the wall and plugged in to the network. Coupled with Lenovo's Antidote Delivery Manager -- a ThinkVantage Technology -- IT managers can deliver critical patches and updates to remote systems that are powered off or have corrupted operating systems.

“Lenovo delivers value to its customers by investing in innovation -- as we’ve done with Intel in order to deploy Active Management Technology on ThinkCentre desktops,” said Bob Galush, vice president of Lenovo product marketing. “We are committed to delivering continued innovation in our desktop PCs for our customers, and we’re excited about the ability of this new solution to help IT departments save time and money in asset management.”

Intel AMT is a chipset-level technology, keeping asset information in non-volatile flash memory that is much more tamper resistant than software-only solutions. Even if the PC is off -- so long as it is plugged in to the wall and plugged in to the network -- you can access the asset information. It also is possible to define proactive alerts and use AMT functions to remotely boot a system.

"By working extensively with management hardware and software innovators, notably those at Lenovo, Intel AMT will be a robust solution that takes client management to a new level," said Robert Crooke, vice president, Intel Digital Enterprise Group, and general manager, Business Client Group. "Intel's Active Management Technology significantly improves asset management, cuts system downtime while reducing on-site technical assistance, and lowers operational costs for businesses of all sizes."

About Lenovo Group Ltd.

Lenovo is the world's third-largest personal computing company. Formed by Lenovo Group Limited's acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the company employs 19,000 people worldwide and develops, manufactures, and markets reliable, secure, and easy-to-use technology products. For more information, see www.lenovo.com.

About ThinkVantage Technologies

ThinkVantage Technologies are available on ThinkPad notebooks and ThinkCentre desktops, available through the Lenovo Group. ThinkVantage Technologies help make PCs less dependent on IT staff or user intervention for basic tasks such deployment, backup, maintenance and security, freeing up users and IT staff to focus on competitive advantages in their business. According to industry analysts, costs associated with deployment, support and disposal account for approximately 80 percent of the entire PC lifecycle cost. More information is available at www.lenovo.com/think.

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