Intel’s IT organization is tasked with the challenge of
delivering IT services to the company’s 91,500 employees, across 62 countries. While
Intel’s IT team totals 6,400 employees, it faces many of the same difficulties smaller
IT organizations face. IT organizations today have the ability to implement a number
of technologically-advanced strategies to ensure the business is able to manage
high demand and keep up with the competition. However, best practices and
solutions are not always obvious, so even with a wealth of opportunities for IT
to offer innovation and drive efficiencies, many businesses still struggle to
keep their heads above the surface.
In the 11th edition of the Intel IT Performance Report
the company shares its IT best practices to help other organizations that are
wrestling with IT challenge. The report discusses the initiatives and
strategies necessary for maximizing growth in the IT environment. It also demonstrates
how cloud computing has not only saved Intel time and money, but has also contributed
to sustainable solutions and increased business value.
The report can be broken down into several different topics.
One area worth noting covers Intel’s experience in boosting productivity. The
company has recently expanded its BYOD program, as well as its social media and
videoconferencing solutions. A total of 58% of handheld devices in the
enterprise are now personally owned. And Intel claims it has achieved total
travel savings of $73 million through these technologies; a significant
increase over the $27 million it claimed in 2010.
For businesses still deciding whether to implement a BYOD
policy, Intel’s report demonstrates how mobility and productivity contribute directly
to sustainability goals. Social media is now being used as a core business tool
since integration of an Intel-wide social media platform that employees can use
to easily share and collaborate on video content. On average, IT supports more
than 600 video conferences per week, which decreases the company’s carbon footprint
by more than 65,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions.