|June 11, 2008|
|Daiwabo Information System Co., Ltd.
|Daiwabo Information System and Intel have joined hands to expand the use of environmentally friendly computers
- Promoting sales of computer products with excellent power efficiency for "Green IT" -
|Daiwabo Information System Co., Ltd. (hereafter referred to as DIS, head office: Chuo-ku, Osaka, President: Hirokazu Matsumoto) and Intel Corporation (hereafter referred to as Intel, Tokyo head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, President: Kazumasa Yoshida) have agreed to combine to spread the use of low power consumption computer products, such as PCs and servers, which contribute to reducing the environmental load.
It is becoming increasingly important for companies to find ways to deal with environmental issues. As this trend has grown, the promotion of green IT by introducing energy saving IT devices and reducing the environmental load through efficient IT utilization has gained momentum. The alliance between DIS, which is one of Japan's leading vendors of IT products, and Intel, which is an IT company eager to help overcome environmental issues, is intended to promote the sales of business PCs and servers employing Intel processors that provide high levels of performance and excellent power efficiency. These PCs and servers are expected to enhance the power efficiency of IT devices and reduce the power consumption required for corporate activities.
[ Contents of alliance ]
The alliance between DIS and Intel covers the following activities.
|1.||DIS and Intel will cooperate to promote sales of business PCs that incorporate excellent power efficient vPro™ Technology Intel® Core™ 2 processors or vPro™ Technology Intel® Centrino®, and servers with quad-core Intel® Xeon® processors.|
|2.||DIS will hold green IT proposal seminars and workshops to promote the advantages of IT devices with excellent power efficiency to its sales bases and sales partners nationwide, and Intel will help DIS with its these seminars and workshops by planning them, giving lectures and demonstrating the technology|
|3.||Intel will assist DIS with its efforts to build relationships with PC vendors and software vendors alike.|
|4.||Intel will provide technological support with the sale of PCs that incorporate Intel processors with their excellent power efficiency.|
|DIS and Intel provided the following comments on the alliance.
Hirokazu Matsumoto, President of DIS, said, "DIS is very pleased with the alliance between DIS and Intel. DIS sells IT-related products including PCs and servers, and has an approximately 8.6 %(*1) share of PC sales and an approximately 11.5 %(*2) share of PC server sales in the domestic market. We consider it our company's duty to sell environmentally friendly products actively. The alliance with Intel is very effective in promoting computer products incorporating Intel's state-of-the-art microprocessors, which offer both high performance and the ability to reduce power consumption. DIS will continue making companywide efforts to spread green IT."
Kazumasa Yoshida, Co-President of Intel Corporation, said, "Intel is very pleased with the alliance with Daiwabo Information System. Currently, Intel is making companywide efforts to develop environmentally friendly technologies and products. For example, we provide processors based on the advanced 45 nm production process that satisfies the demand for enhanced performance and reduced power consumption, and for products that contain neither lead nor halogen, thus demonstrating our attitude toward reducing adverse effects on the environment. Because the aim of this alliance is to expand the use of computer products that incorporate Intel's environmentally friendly processors including vPro™ Technology Intel® Core™ 2 processors, our alliance with Daiwabo Information System is very effective both in terms of developing the Japanese business market and in helping to overcome environmental issues. Intel will make further efforts to develop and market products that are power efficient, safe, and environmentally friendly."
[ On Daiwabo Information System Co., Ltd. ]
DIS is one of the leading distributors of IT-related products in Japan. It is listed both on the Tokyo Stock Exchange and the Osaka Securities Exchange.
As a multi vendor, DIS has considerable power to procure products from leading PC and peripheral manufacturers worldwide. This powerful procurement ability coupled with our community-based sales system allows DIS to sell high-quality products throughout the country and contribute to the development of an affluent information society in harmony with nature. Further information on DIS can be found at http://www.pc-daiwabo.co.jp/english/index.html
[ On Intel Corporation ]
Intel leads the world in innovative silicon-related technology, and its goal is to develop advanced technologies and products that enrich human work and life. Further information on Intel can be found at http://www.intel.co.jp.
DIS's share of the domestic PC and server markets is calculated for the period between April 2007 and March 2008 using figures released by IDC Japan.
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT) is built into PCs that incorporate Intel® vPro™ technology. A computer that incorporates chipsets, network, hardware, and software supporting Intel® AMT is needed in order to use the Intel® Active Management Technology. The system must be connected to a power receptacle or LAN.
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