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Intel Small Business Advantage

A brief guide into Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) and its software suite.

Intel Small Business Advantage is a set of applications that make use of special hardware within the PC to give small business owners the flexibility and control over their IT usually only associated with complex and costly server installations that are not always right for every business.

CCL recommend Intel SBA (Small Business Advantage) to customers who operate a small unmanaged network of between 1-10 PCs to get the best value from the set of applications. Intel SBA works for Windows 7, 8 and 8.1. For full setup details and guides on how to use each of the applications it is best to look at Intel's own SBA page which they keep updated regularly.

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Currently Intel SBA includes a suite of six applications to help manage security and productivity issues:

Data Backup & Restore:

Provides reliable after-hours backup of critical data using the local maintenance timer to power on the computer. Data can be backed up to a designated location.

Computer manufacturers/Channel Resellers can choose to provide their own Data Backup and Restore application but the computer must include a backup solution.

PC Health Centre:

Can schedule and do PC maintenance tasks after hours, without interrupting employee work time. Tasks such as updating the operating system, deleting temporary internet files, and running disk defragmentation can be done at night.
PC Health Center works even if the computer is powered-down, as long as it is plugged in.

Software Monitor:

Helps keep critical security software running by monitoring it at the hardware level and alerting the business if there has been an attack.

The Software Monitor also maintains an event log that shows status information and any errors generated, so businesses can know what happened.

USB Blocker:

Let's businesses control access to their infrastructure, preventing unauthorized USB devices or file imports or exports on company computers.

Energy Saver:

With Energy Saver, businesses can save energy by scheduling PCs to power-down at the end of the day and turn on before the work day begins - ready for employees as they arrive in the morning.

Wireless Display*:

With Wireless Display, users can connect easily to a wireless display, improving in-office collaboration by wirelessly sending a video to a central shared screen.

With the hardware, software and firmware of the Intel SBA compatible PCs all working in harmony together you get a platform that is perfect for business. All of the CCL Business PCs that support Intel SBA have an icon in the description so keep an eye out when your purchasing your next office PC!

For more information on how Intel SBA can apply to your business or for a custom quote please drop us a call on 01274 471 210 or email and we will be happy to help.

*Requires an Intel WiDi-capable PC and adapter.