Microsoft India today announced the availability of Windows Intune, a new IT solution to streamline PC and device management and enhance productivity of remote workers for businesses of all sizes across the country. It simplifies how businesses manage and secure PCs using Windows cloud services and Windows 7 by delivering cloud-based management and industry-leading security capabilities from a single Web-based console that enables users to operate at peak performance from virtually anywhere. A study from IDC revealed a total savings of $702 per PC, per year, with Windows Intune, which includes savings from IT labor reduction, user productivity savings and cost recovery from not having to use other tools.
Announcing the availability of Windows Intune Mr. Sumeet Khanna, Director – Windows Client, Microsoft India said, “Microsoft is focused on providing management solutions to help IT organizations give employees access to what they need, when they need it, from anywhere and on a wider variety of device. A solution like Windows Intune is the perfect example of how customers and partners of all sizes can take advantage of cloud computing for easy-to-use PC management and security.”
Windows Intune Brings Opportunities to Partners
In a separate Microsoft-commissioned study, IDC arrived at a conclusion that clearly outlines the partner opportunity, stating, “Windows Intune would help them grow their PC management businesses by an average of 19 percent over the first full year of operations.”(2) Windows Intune offers real opportunity for partners that are looking to take advantage of the cloud to reach more customers, to start or grow their managed services business, and to drive annuity-based revenue. For example, partners can support more customers with the cloud-based system than a traditional onsite business model, without increasing staff headcount.
Commenting on the launch of Windows Intune, Bobby MD, Associate Vice President – Enterprise Services, Microland said “Windows Intune provides an ideal PC management solution for our clients. It includes updates, end-point protection, licensing, systems management and the ability to tell us exactly what’s going on with our clients at any given time, all from one console. Additionally, this will give us the opportunity to expand our customer base across geographies with the ability to serve them wherever they are based.”