Intel’s enterprise collaboration solution is now accessible as a cloud service
Intel has made its enterprise collaboration solution Unite available on the cloud in a move aimed at facilitating deployment in organisations of all sizes.
The US-headquartered chipmaker said in a statement that the service on the cloud has been equipped with security, stability and manageability features including telemetry, IT and facilities management. Customers will also have access to a broad set of data from meeting-room hardware and connectivity to room usage, it added.
“The new Unite Cloud Service makes our collaboration vision accessible to organisations of all sizes to have flexibility, convenience and choice, whether that is in the cloud or on-premise,” said Jason Goecke, vice president and general manager at Intel Unite.
According to a Forrester study authorised by Intel, it is estimated that small businesses run nearly a quarter of their apps in a cloud-based environment, and communication/collaboration apps are predicted to remain on cloud. The study said that the ease of connecting to meetings and switching between presenters with the Intel Unite solution reduced downtime by up to 15% as compared with legacy solutions.
The California-based technology company said that the new cloud service delivers secure wireless content sharing with meeting rooms, remote users and guests. There are nearly one million Intel Unite solution-based units being used across enterprises globally, it added.
The new cloud service also works with major unified communication and collaboration solutions such as Skype for Business, Cisco WebEx and Zoom.
In the last week of May, Intel had launched new processors for mobile, laptops and data centres based on a new architecture expected to enhance gaming and artificial intelligence capabilities .