If you paid for Intel vPro technology, you should be using it.

Get more value from your vPro-enabled devices.

As one of the country’s largest solution providers, Zones deploys thousands of mobile devices and PCs powered by high-performance Intel® Core™ processors with vPro™ technology to businesses around the world.

Intel’s vPro technology describes a range of features that enhance the security, manageability, and performance of computers built around high-end Intel Core processors.

But too often, the hardware-enhanced remote manageability and security capabilities that vPro was designed to deliver don’t get activated by IT, leaving a lot of value on the table.

We can help you identify vPro-equipped machines in your fleet and get all the benefits of the features you’ve already paid for. Continue reading

Want to simplify the mobile infrastructure fast? Here’s how.

Ever since smartphones displaced the BlackBerry as the device of choice among pretty much everyone outside of government, businesses have been working hard to devise a simple, all-things-to-all-people approach to mobile deployments.

BYOD is cheap, but is by definition a multi-platform solution that presents a number of compatibility, management, and security issues. CYOD strategies restore a good deal of control to the organization, but add to the number of devices an employee will be carrying.

The recent launch of HP’s Elite x3 and VMware’s Workspace ONE could change all that. Continue reading

Lenovo: Pioneering Mobility in Healthcare

Mobility in the healthcare space is trending upwards. Quickly. And it’s driving better patient care.

doctor-bedside-w-tabletA recent study conducted by the MetData group suggests that over 65% of physicians own or use a smartphone, tablet, or laptop for work. Another source finds that doctors are 250% more likely to own a tablet than the average consumer (Manhattan Research, “Taking the Pulse”). Sounds like mobile devices are practically tailor-made for professionals in the healthcare field …

And that’s why Lenovo solutions within tablets and laptops, which can place a wealth of information at the physicians’ fingertips, are helping hospitals and doctor’s offices improve patient engagement and outcomes. When healthcare providers need the right tool, in the right time, at the right place, and with better tools at hand, professionals can collaborate easier, achieve interoperability, share data securely, and move from patient to patient to deliver faster and continuous collaborative care. Consider the following: Continue reading

Empower your mobile workforce to do more

6th-generation Intel® Core processors deliver advanced Windows 10 features everywhere you go

Mobility Blog Art 2Windows 10 is the right operating system at the right time. It’s touch enabled, but not touch-dependent; it moves easily from platform to platform for a consistent user experience; the Start menu is back where it belongs; and new features like the Microsoft Edge browser and Continuum, that brings PC-like capability to smartphones, provide innovative productivity experiences only available on Windows 10.

Intel’s 6th Gen Core processors deliver up to two and a half times better performance, triple the battery life, and graphics that are 30 times better for seamless and smooth gaming and video experiences versus the average 5-year-old computer. They can also be half as thin and half the weight, have faster wake up time, and battery life that lasts virtually all day.

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Intel and Microsoft partner for performance

Windows 10 desktops powered by 6th  – gen Intel® Core™ processors set a new standard

CL-Desktops-Workstations - win 10 intelThe 6th generation Intel Core processor comes packed with advanced features to boost productivity, and creative potential, opening your world to endless possibilities. With features like instant wake up and faster data transfer rates, you get more time to learn, create, work, and play. In other words, you get limitless potential.

Windows 10 is the right operating system at the right time. It’s touch enabled, but not touch-dependent; it moves easily from platform to platform for a consistent user experience; the Start menu is back where it belongs; and new features like Continuum and Microsoft Edge provide innovative productivity experiences only available on Windows 10.

When you put 6th generation Intel Core processors and Windows 10 together in a desktop configuration, the combination offers business users blazing fast start-ups, natural interaction through touch, voice, and facial recognition, and amazing responsiveness that lets you run compute-intensive apps more quickly and display complex graphics with ease. In fact, compared to Windows 7 PCs, 6th generation Intel Core processors running Windows 10 deliver up to 30x better graphics.

Zones offers a growing selection of desktops featuring 6th generation Intel Core processors and Windows 10 – ready to help you take your business to a higher level. Continue reading

Rethinking enterprise mobility

A holistic approach improves utility, efficiency, and security

Mobility Wheel SquareIn 2016, a flexible and secure mobile infrastructure is becoming essential to the day-to-day operation of most organizations. But frequently, when you look under the hood of an organization’s mobile infrastructure, you find a collection of disparate mobility initiatives rolled out over the years.

Too often, various business units, offices and divisions – as well as IT departments – have greenlighted waves of ad hoc device roll-outs, Wi-Fi implementations, carrier selections, BYOD initiatives, and band-aid security overlays. The result can be a fragmented mobile infrastructure that lives in silos and creates gaps and redundancies across the enterprise. It’s also an approach that opens the door to security risks, duplication of effort, and unnecessary costs. Continue reading

Enable safe, secure mobility for your workforce

apple-ecosystem-blogThe Zones Apple Ecosystem

For 30 years, Zones has been the business user’s go-to resource for Apple® innovations.

Today, we’re leveraging our Apple expertise to enable corporations, healthcare facilities, retailers and other businesses to reap the benefits of a new generation of Apple products and become truly mobile organizations.

An Apple business is a connected business. Why? Because easy integration between Apple devices is designed into the Mac OS® and iOS operating systems. People can move easily and intuitively between the Mac Pro® or iMac® on their desktops and their MacBook Pro®, iPad®, and iPhone® without skipping a beat. Continue reading

Combine design and power for a whole new workflow

p40_product_HEROLenovo ThinkPad P40 Yoga

For years, designers have been forced to purchase two systems to turn their ideas into finished products – a drawing tablet to deliver a premium sketching experience and a workstation to run the powerful applications capable of rendering their designs.

In January 2016, the Lenovo ThinkPad P40 Yoga will bring together new innovations in sketching accuracy and pen technology with workstation-class performance to give digital artists and designers an all-in-one convertible that delivers on all fronts. The ThinkPad P40 Yoga builds on Lenovo’s legacy of workplace reliability and performance, and enables creative professionals to sketch and render designs on the same machine. Continue reading

A true enterprise-ready 2-in-1

HP Elite x2HP Elite x2

In many ways, the story of personal computing in 2015 was the story of 2-in-1s. New advances in processing power finally made it possible for nearly every major manufacturer to develop thin, light devices with had the ability to handle everyday tasks quickly and pleasingly. The result: beautiful devices that users love for their flexibility and capability.

But for all the attention paid to the latest wave of 2-in-1s and tablets in 2015, the HP Elite x2 might just have all the rest beat – especially in the enterprise. Continue reading

Durability designed in from the ground up

Dell Latitude 12 RuggedDell Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet

Many companies and workers in vital industries have been left out in the cold by the tablet computing wave, given how consumer-friendly designs emphasize thinness and lightness above all else. Despite welcome advances in the components and quality of premium devices, consumer-friendly tablets are often too fragile for the gritty and grimy world of field work.

Recognizing that the benefits of tablets – portability, intuitive touch navigation, easy sharing, and even the ability to use while standing – are just as (if not more) applicable in the field as they are at home or in the office, Dell has introduced the Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet. Continue reading