Dell and Intel-commissioned Harris Interactive conducted an online survey of 204 U.S. healthcare IT decision makers which highlighted the tablet management challenges faced by organizations today. The results show that although 51 percent of the healthcare organizations surveyed have deployed tablets, they can cost significantly more time and money to manage than other standard Windows-based devices such as laptops and desktops.
According to the results of the Harris survey, institutions managing tablets spend an estimated $2,235.20 to configure them to work within their organizations. Fifty-one percent of tablet using institutions report that the devices required additional software or tools beyond what is used to manage laptops and desktops. Forty-two percent of IT decision makers in tablet using organizations spent between 10 and 29 minutes per tablet to achieve the same level of security inherent in Trusted Platform Module (TPM) chips. Forty-four percent reported that there are applications that are currently used in their organization on desktop and laptop computers that tablets cannot access.
A third-party testing performed by Principled Technologies compared the iPad with the Latitude 10 tablet and found that the Latitude 10 tablet is up to 17 times faster and 94 percent less expensive to deploy saving approximately 580 hours in system prep and applications installation. Software updates were up to 99 percent faster for, saving approximately 197 hours with automated updates. Device maintenance costs were up to 85 percent cheaper per device over a three-year period.
The Latitude 10 enhanced security configuration has dual-authentication Windows 8 tablet with both an integrated smart card and fingerprint reader. Its robust security features include Dell Data Protection Access providing an integrated end point security management and a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2 hardware to allow networks to check device integrity.
The Latitude 10 enhanced security system also includes Microsoft BitLocker Drive Encryption, Computrace Support for stealth tracking software to allow the recovery of lost or stolen devices and a Noble Lock slot for added hardware security.
The Dell Latitude 10 Enhanced Security is now available worldwide today at $779USD. The Latitude 10 essentials 32GB configuration is available for $499USD. The Latitude 10 essentials 64GB configuration is available starting at $579USD.