has released the next wave of technology intended to make the
PC more manageable.
Delivering on a previously announced strategy, the company will ship a new
10/100-mbps Ethernet adapter card that offers administrators the ability to
remotely turn on, boot, and service a PC. It includes management
capabilities from LANDesk Service Agent software and IBM's Wake on LAN utility, which enable one to
remotely update software or perform management tasks such as virus scans.
The adapter card is the chip firm's latest step in making good on its promise
to lower the total cost of PC ownership. Intel announced its strategy in this area last fall at a New York event dubbed Wired for
The card will be available this month for integration into third-party PCs.
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