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Lafarge Tests Intuitive and Secure Computing for Business

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Lafarge Tests Intuitive and Secure Computing for Business

Lafarge tests highlight the potential for touch-enabled UItrabook™ devices to deliver trusted, efficient access to information within the enterprise

Company
Lafarge is a global leader in the design and production of building materials for sustainable construction, housing, transport and infrastructure. With a presence in 64 countries, Lafarge is driven by the needs of its customers. As a complex, dynamic organization, Lafarge and its staff depend on the company’s IT resources for ready access to the information they need to do business, both in and outside the office.

Challenge
Lafarge’s IT management team is responsible for ensuring the company’s IT resources perform effectively, efficiently and securely for employees. Besides ensuring the technology is of a sufficient standard, it is also important that employees’ devices complement the way they need to access their computing resources. Lafarge was interested in finding out how the latest generation of touch-enabled Ultrabook™ devices running Windows* 8 could aid productivity by offering staff a more convenient, intuitive and secure platform for completing their work. In particular, the team wanted to see how the devices could support a security strategy based on ensuring the reputation of the data employees use, helping further safeguard the intellectual capital that is central to the success of the business.

Solution
IT managers tested sample touch-enabled Ultrabook devices running Windows 8 and powered by the Intel® Core™ i7 vPro™ processor to determine their suitability as a business IT platform. Besides testing the processing performance of the devices, the team evaluated their ability to provide a secure, reliable and trusted platform for conducting business.

It considered features such as embedded hardware support within the processors for quickly encrypting and decrypting data on the device to ensure it cannot be compromised or accessed without authority, and the ability to remotely disable unauthorized access to devices using Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT). Evaluating the practical potential of the devices as business tools was also a priority: the team wanted to see if the new touch-enabled features of the hardware and software could help employees work more productively.

Read the full Lafarge Tests Intuitive and Secure Computing for Business Success Brief.