A Policy of Productivity
Erie Insurance cuts power costs and helps employees work more productively with Intel® vPro™ technology
Erie Insurance is a multiline insurance company offering auto, home, commercial, and life policies. Erie’s corporate office is located
in Erie, PA, and with 22 branch offices in 11 states, managing the desktop environment is a challenge. A top priority for the IT team
is avoiding user downtime that could interrupt workflow or the real-time support the company provides to its branches. To increase
user uptime while reducing IT support costs, the IT team decided to deploy PCs based on the Intel® Core™2 Duo processor with
• Increase IT efficiency. Enable remote reimaging over the network, reducing the need
for IT travel and CD shipping to make software repairs.
• Boost user productivity. Patch PCs during off-hours to increase uptime and provide a
better user experience.
• Cut energy costs. Save power by eliminating the need to leave desktops on at night
for IT access.
• Intel® Core™2 Duo processors with vPro™ technology. Deploy PCs with Intel vPro
technology for centralized, remote PC management.
• energy savings. The IT team projects power savings of $45,603 over three years by
using the remote capabilities that come with Intel vPro technology.
• Productivity savings. The team can increase patch saturation without affecting end
users, for projected productivity savings of $161,253 over three years.
• Positive RoI. Erie calculates an estimated ROI of 167 percent over three years with
breakeven in one year by deploying PCs with Intel vPro technology.
Downtime during normal business
hours meant loss of productivity for
employees, and potential loss of revenue
for Erie. At the same time, protecting
PCs with the latest patches and antivirus
updates was critical, even if it disrupted
users. “We were looking for a solution
that could provide 95 percent patch
saturation within hours of deployment
and be conducted outside of b