In current enterprise environments, the need for an efficient PC
management solution is clear. IT teams are expected to build,
manage, and secure networks that must keep up with increased
corporate headcount and device usage. Unfortunately, the ongoing
focus on cost control means that even as their workloads get larger
and more complex, IT teams aren't being given the additional
resources they need.
This means that IT must find new ways to manage the entire
hardware lifecycle. Systems must be imaged, provisioned, and
deployed. Then it's on to ensuring systems stay up-to-date with the
latest updates, from firmware and applications to virus patches and
other security fixes.
While all these devices are deployed and in use, IT must also
make sure they're able to track asset inventory and system health.
This is all hard enough to do with a single location/site. Multiple
sites and remote workers can quickly multiply the severity of the
challenge, and everybody wants issues resolved ASAP. IT needs every
advantage they can get, including a flexible platform that lets
them centralize management of all systems, both in- and
out-of-band. And they need a consistent set of tools that serve
them well no matter which vendor builds the processor or OEM
The answer? Fully Standards-based
That's why an open standards approach to device management
serves organizations best, and why AMD believes DASH (Desktop and
mobile Architecture for System Hardware) is the best platform for
our AMD PRO manageability. Here's why:
- Allows organizations to manage technology as they see fit, with
no vendor lock-in
- Enables consistent user and IT experience across any device,
for both in- and out-of-band devices
- Continuously evolves to reflect latest industry thinking and
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