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To help make the transition to a more productive workforce, Dell and Intel® created a tool to equip you with the information needed to determine the best technology solution for your employees. The process consists of five easy steps and allows you to save your progress along the way.

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Set your goals ()

Check only what applies.

 
 
What is your total budget?
 
Identify your workforce(s)

Check only what applies.

 
Desk-​Based Workers
Corridor Warriors
On-​the-​Go Pros
Remote Workers
Creative Professionals
Engineers
Field Workers
 
Define your needs

Based on your selection(s) in step two, your end-user environment consists of:

Desk-​Based Workers
 

These workspace-based employees spend most of their time working from their desks. Typical roles include administrative staff, sales representatives, marketing staff, receptionists, business operations, human resources and other professionals. To stay productive, they need:

  • Efficient workspaces and collaboration areas
  • Large, dual monitors for multitasking
  • Desktop or laptop with docking environment
Identify who gets what
Total number of Desk-​Based workers that are on your team?
Are there team members who:

Stay exclusively at their desk without specific mobility needs?

If so, how many?

Need to take their computer from meeting to meeting?

If so, how many?

Make frequent phone calls?

If so, how many?

Have space constraints on their desktop?

If so, how many?

Use resource-intensive software?

If so, how many?

Need to perform data-intensive or multitasking roles with large or dual monitors?

If so, how many?

Require specialized software?

If so, how many?
 
Define your needs

Based on your selection(s) in step two, your end-user environment consists of:

Corridor Warriors
 

Whether they’re heading to meetings, working in a warehouse, or managing a facility, these busy workspace-based employees need to stay up and running all day long. Typical roles include managers and high-level executives, program managers, IT staff, professors, and specialists such as warehouse managers and nurses. To maximize productivity, they need:

  • Tools to enable seamless transition between meetings and their desk
  • Reliable connectivity on the go
  • Convenient, light portable devices that can be used in standing position
Identify who gets what
Total number of corridor warriors that are on your team?
Are there team members who:

Need to stay connected and present content in meetings?

If so, how many?

Need to perform data-intensive or multitasking roles with large or dual monitors?

If so, how many?

Require specialized software?

If so, how many?

Work from locations with inconsistent WiFi?

If so, how many?
 
Define your needs

Based on your selection(s) in step two, your end-user environment consists of:

On-​the-​Go Pros
 

Always on the move, these mobile professionals work more than half of the time away from the office, traveling and attending offsite meetings. Typical roles include executives, event managers, sales and insurance representatives, and services professionals such as consultants and healthcare services workers. They need:

  • Reliable connectivity in order to access to people and data from anywhere
  • Convenient, light, portable devices with secure authentication and data protection
  • Be self-sufficient in order to work, collaborate and share presentations
Identify who gets what
Total number of On-​the-​Go Pros that are on your team?
Are there team members who:

Use resource-intensive software?

If so, how many?

Often need to shift between desktop and on-the-go productivity?

If so, how many?

Need to perform data-intensive or multitasking roles with large or dual monitors?

If so, how many?

Work from locations with inconsistent WiFi?

If so, how many?

Work in small spaces, such as on a plane, where a large laptop can be difficult to work from?

If so, how many?

Need to print from home?

If so, how many?

Require specialized software?

If so, how many?
 
Define your needs

Based on your selection(s) in step two, your end-user environment consists of:

Remote Workers
 

Remote staff members work full-time outside of the office, at coffee shops, their homes, or other locations. Typical roles include data/claims processors, event workers, sales professionals, and consultants. It is the fastest growing type or persona, as many organizations are implementing work from home opportunities. To stay productive, they need:

  • Seamless connectivity to the core office
  • A suite of tools that enable self-sufficiency
  • Access to extra IT support
Identify who gets what
Total number of remote workers that are on your team?
Are there team members who:

Use resource-intensive software?

If so, how many?

Need to perform data-intensive or multitasking roles with large or dual monitors?

If so, how many?

Work in outdoor conditions?

If so, how many?

Print or scan documents?

If so, how many?

Work from locations with inconsistent WiFi?

If so, how many?

Require specialized software?

If so, how many?
 
Define your needs

Based on your selection(s) in step two, your end-user environment consists of:

Creative Professionals
 

Focused on generating content, creative professionals use a plethora of specific software and accessories. The data they work on can be massive in size and require additional equipment that is critical to their creativity. Roles typically include graphics designers, artists, audio specialists, game programmers, and journalists. To be more productive, they need:

  • Powerful workstations that fully support their software
  • High-quality displays and innovative visualization solutions
  • Often a high degree of mobility and good connectivity
Identify who gets what
Total number of creative professionals that are on your team?
Are there team members who:

Process large quantities of data or large files?

If so, how many?

Require accurate color visualization for graphics and art?

If so, how many?

Render 3D content or run simulations and analysis?

If so, how many?

Connect accessories that are industry-specific?

If so, how many?

Use processor-intensive software?

If so, how many?
 
Define your needs

Based on your selection(s) in step two, your end-user environment consists of:

Engineers
 

Working in research and development or designing next-generation products, engineers use software that can be highly processor-intensive. Environment simulation and analysis in virtual environments help them achieve objectives before creating expensive prototypes and experiences. Roles typically include designers, engineers, technicians, and scientists. To be more productive, they need:

  • Powerful workstations that fully support their software
  • Specific equipment, networking, and data storage
  • High-quality displays and innovative visualization solutions
Identify who gets what
Total number of engineers that are on your team?
Are there team members who:

Process large quantities of data or large files?

If so, how many?

Require accurate color visualization for graphics?

If so, how many?

Render 3D content or run simulations and analysis?

If so, how many?

Connect accessories that are industry-specific?

If so, how many?

Use processor-intensive software?

If so, how many?

Work outdoors?

If so, how many?

Operate tasks and processes that should not fail?

If so, how many?

Use a vehicle as a workplace and need vehicle docking?

If so, how many?
 
Define your needs

Based on your selection(s) in step two, your end-user environment consists of:

Field Workers
 

Working outdoors, in vehicles, and often at oil and gas or construction sites, field workers need to be able to execute their mission, no matter how extreme their conditions. Roles typically include emergency services, law enforcement, defense, scientific missions, and roles such as ship or harbor operations, airport operations, and manufacturing in technology-averse environments. To be more productive, specialized users need:

  • Highly reliable rugged or fully-rugged notebooks or tablets
  • Vehicle docking solutions or specific accessories
  • Advanced connectivity and precise location tracking
Identify who gets what
Total number of field workers that are on your team?
Are there team members who:

Process large quantities of data or large files?

If so, how many?

Require accurate color visualization?

If so, how many?

Render 3D content or run simulations and analysis?

If so, how many?

Connect accessories that are industry-specific?

If so, how many?

Use processor-intensive software?

If so, how many?

Work outdoors?

If so, how many?

Operate tasks and processes that should not fail, such as emergencies services, critical manufacturing lines, expensive remote expeditions, and airport or harbor management?

If so, how many?

Use a vehicle as a workplace and need vehicle docking (e.g., police, road support services, train operators, or defense)?

If so, how many?
 
Build your core team ()

Now it is time to identify owners that need to provide input for every phase of the technology lifecycle. Form a core team of IT stakeholders who can help you think through the lifecycle of your new devices and how they should be supported. This collaboration with IT and other stakeholders ensures you are making the best possible purchase decision, taking all needs into account.

Plan & Design

Tasks

  • Identify your workforce personas
  • Identify which devices they’ll need
  • Work with IT, HR, Facilities, Finance and Procurement to acquire devices
  • Establish roles and responsibilities for stakeholders
  • Validate IT requirements with the checklist
  • Plan the lifecycle of devices


Deploy & Train

Tasks

  • Prepare devices
  • Deploy devices on-site
  • Train users on technology


 
Build your core team ()

Continued

Manage & Support

Tasks

  • Secure devices with user authentication, data protection and malware prevention
  • Manage operating system and software updates
  • Support hardware and software challenges
  • Manage network access and connectivity for collaboration
  • Consider the service and support needs for each device or person


Transform & Retire

Tasks

  • Assess which devices need to be retired
  • Transform existing solutions that are still functional
  • Retire old technology
  • Recycle older devices


 
Results
Desk-​Based Workers

Consider the following for these workers:

  • Optimize space in the work area with clutterless all-in-one desktops
  • Increase mobility and productivity now and in the future with a laptop configured with a docking station
  • Maximize productivity and multitasking with dual-display configurations
Let's review (print page)

Budget range:
None specified

Your goals:
  • Improve productivity
  • Enable new processes and usage
  • More adequate tools for the job
  • Take advantage of new software
  • Improve mobility
  • Acquire talent
  • Retain talent
  • Enable remote work
  • Open new markets or expand territories
  • Expand business internationally
  • Support more remote work or collaborate with distant partners
  • Enable workers in mission-critical field operations
  • Enable workers who need high-performance computing
  • Easy collaboration (i.e. video conferencing)
  • None selected

Unique goals:
None specified

Needs:
  • 0,000 employee(s) are desk-based workers
  • 000 employee(s) stay exclusively at their desk without specific mobility needs
  • 000 employee(s) need to take their computer from meeting to meeting
  • 000 employee(s) make frequent phone calls
  • 000 employee(s) have space constraints on their desktop
  • 000 employee(s) use resource-intensive software
  • 000 employee(s) need to perform data-intensive or multitasking roles with large or dual monitors
  • 000 employee(s) require specialized software
Owners:
Plan & design: None specified
None specified
None specified
Deploy & train: None specified
None specified
None specified
Manage & support: None specified
None specified
None specified
Transform & retire: None specified
None specified
None specified
Product recommendations:
    • Desktops
    • 2-in-1 devices
    • Laptops
    • Workstations
    • Monitors
    • Large monitor with mount
    • Docking stations
    • Mouse and keyboards
    • Wireless keyboard and mouse
    • Printer/scanner
    • Unified communications headsets
    • Carrying case
     
    Results
    Corridor Warriors

    Consider the following for these workers:

    • Increase mobility with thinner, highly mobile laptops with all-day battery life
    • Support rugged conditions with durable tools
    • Enable current and future information-sharing technologies with enhanced connectivity options
    Let's review (print page)

    Budget range:
    None specified

    Your goals:
    • Improve productivity
    • Enable new processes and usage
    • More adequate tools for the job
    • Take advantage of new software
    • Improve mobility
    • Acquire talent
    • Retain talent
    • Enable remote work
    • Open new markets or expand territories
    • Expand business internationally
    • Support more remote work or collaborate with distant partners
    • Enable workers in mission-critical field operations
    • Enable workers who need high-performance computing
    • Easy collaboration (i.e. video conferencing)
    • None selected

    Unique goals:
    None specified

    Needs:
    • 0,000 employee(s) are corridor warriors
    • 000 employee(s) need to stay connected and present content in meetings
    • 000 employee(s) need to perform data-intensive or multitasking roles with large or dual monitors
    • 000 employee(s) require specialized software
    • 000 employee(s) work from locations with inconsistent WiFi
    Owners:
    Plan & design: None specified
    None specified
    None specified
    Deploy & train: None specified
    None specified
    None specified
    Manage & support: None specified
    None specified
    None specified
    Transform & retire: None specified
    None specified
    None specified
    Product recommendations:
      • Laptops
      • 2-in-1 devices
      • Tablets
      • Monitors
      • Docking stations
      • Wireless docking stations
      • Wireless keyboard and mouse
      • Multifunctional adapter
      • Mobile hotspot
      • Carrying case
      • Rugged devices
       
      Results
      On-​the-​Go Pros

      Consider the following for these workers:

      • Support increasingly mobile workers with portable multipurpose devices
      • Deliver powerful laptops with additional desktops if necessary
      • Drive productivity with high-performance mobile devices
      Let's review (print page)

      Budget range:
      None specified

      Your goals:
      • Improve productivity
      • Enable new processes and usage
      • More adequate tools for the job
      • Take advantage of new software
      • Improve mobility
      • Acquire talent
      • Retain talent
      • Enable remote work
      • Open new markets or expand territories
      • Expand business internationally
      • Support more remote work or collaborate with distant partners
      • Enable workers in mission-critical field operations
      • Enable workers who need high-performance computing
      • Easy collaboration (i.e. video conferencing)
      • None selected

      Unique goals:
      None specified

      Needs:
      • 0,000 employee(s) are on-the-go pros
      • 000 employee(s) use resource-intensive software
      • 000 employee(s) often need to shift between desktop and on-the-go productivity
      • 000 employee(s) need to perform data-intensive or multitasking roles with large or dual monitors
      • 000 employee(s) work from locations with inconsistent WiFi
      • 000 employee(s) work in small spaces, such as on a plane, where a large laptop can be difficult to work from
      • 000 employee(s) need to print from home
      • 000 employee(s) require specialized software
      Owners:
      Plan & design: None specified
      None specified
      None specified
      Deploy & train: None specified
      None specified
      None specified
      Manage & support: None specified
      None specified
      None specified
      Transform & retire: None specified
      None specified
      None specified
      Product recommendations:
        • Laptops
        • 2-in-1 devices
        • Tablets
        • Wireless monitor
        • Docking stations
        • Wireless docking stations
        • Wireless keyboard and mouse
        • Multifunctional power supply
        • Multifunctional adapter
        • Carrying case
        • Printer/scanners
        • Mobile hotspot
         
        Results
        Remote Workers

        Consider the following for these workers:

        • Support your growing number of remote employees with improved security and connectivity
        • Help IT provide seamless support for remote employees
        • Overcome inconsistent WiFi with mobile hotspots
        Let's review (print page)

        Budget range:
        None specified

        Your goals:
        • Improve productivity
        • Enable new processes and usage
        • More adequate tools for the job
        • Take advantage of new software
        • Improve mobility
        • Acquire talent
        • Retain talent
        • Enable remote work
        • Open new markets or expand territories
        • Expand business internationally
        • Support more remote work or collaborate with distant partners
        • Enable workers in mission-critical field operations
        • Enable workers who need high-performance computing
        • Easy collaboration (i.e. video conferencing)
        • None selected

        Unique goals:
        None specified

        Needs:
        • 0,000 employee(s) are remote workers
        • 000 employee(s) use resource-intensive software
        • 000 employee(s) need to perform data-intensive or multitasking roles with large or dual monitors
        • 000 employee(s) work in outdoor conditions
        • 000 employee(s) print or scan documents
        • 000 employee(s) work from locations with inconsistent WiFi
        • 000 employee(s) require specialized software
        Owners:
        Plan & design: None specified
        None specified
        None specified
        Deploy & train: None specified
        None specified
        None specified
        Manage & support: None specified
        None specified
        None specified
        Transform & retire: None specified
        None specified
        None specified
        Product recommendations:
          • Desktops
          • 2-in-1 devices
          • Laptops
          • Rugged devices
          • Monitors
          • Large monitor with mount
          • Docking stations
          • Wireless docking stations
          • Keyboard and mouse
          • Wireless keyboard and mouse
          • Printer/scanner
          • Mobile hotspot
          • Unified communications headsets
          • Carrying case
           
          Results
          Creative Professionals

          Consider the following for these workers:

          • Enable creativity with state-of-the-art workstations
          • Support demanding applications and complex computing
          • Deliver laptops and other tools to support mobility
          Let's review (print page)

          Budget range:
          None specified

          Your goals:
          • Improve productivity
          • Enable new processes and usage
          • More adequate tools for the job
          • Take advantage of new software
          • Improve mobility
          • Acquire talent
          • Retain talent
          • Enable remote work
          • Open new markets or expand territories
          • Expand business internationally
          • Support more remote work or collaborate with distant partners
          • Enable workers in mission-critical field operations
          • Enable workers who need high-performance computing
          • Easy collaboration (i.e. video conferencing)
          • None selected

          Unique goals:
          None specified

          Needs:
          • 0,000 employee(s) are creative professionals
          • 000 employee(s) process large quantities of data or large files
          • 000 employee(s) require accurate color visualization for graphics and art
          • 000 employee(s) render 3D content or run simulations and analysis
          • 000 employee(s) connect accessories that are industry-specific
          • 000 employee(s) use processor-intensive software
          Owners:
          Plan & design: None specified
          None specified
          None specified
          Deploy & train: None specified
          None specified
          None specified
          Manage & support: None specified
          None specified
          None specified
          Transform & retire: None specified
          None specified
          None specified
          Product recommendations:
            • Desktops
            • Laptops
            • Workstations
            • Monitors
            • Wireless monitors
            • Large monitor with mount
            • Docking stations
            • Keyboard and mouse
            • Wireless keyboard and mouse
            • Carrying case
            • Printer/scanner
             
            Results
            Engineers

            Consider the following for these workers:

            • Deliver state-of-the-art workstations
            • Support their jobs with specific hardware
            • Offer up-to-date displays to power the most demanding technical work
            Let's review (print page)

            Budget range:
            None specified

            Your goals:
            • Improve productivity
            • Enable new processes and usage
            • More adequate tools for the job
            • Take advantage of new software
            • Improve mobility
            • Acquire talent
            • Retain talent
            • Enable remote work
            • Open new markets or expand territories
            • Expand business internationally
            • Support more remote work or collaborate with distant partners
            • Enable workers in mission-critical field operations
            • Enable workers who need high-performance computing
            • Easy collaboration (i.e. video conferencing)
            • None selected

            Unique goals:
            None specified

            Needs:
            • 0,000 employee(s) are engineers
            • 000 employee(s) process large quantities of data or large files
            • 000 employee(s) require accurate color visualization for graphics
            • 000 employee(s) render 3D content or run simulations and analysis
            • 000 employee(s) connect accessories that are industry-specific
            • 000 employee(s) use processor-intensive software
            • 000 employee(s) work outdoors
            • 000 employee(s) operate tasks and processes that should not fail
            • 000 employee(s) use a vehicle as a workplace and need vehicle docking
            Owners:
            Plan & design: None specified
            None specified
            None specified
            Deploy & train: None specified
            None specified
            None specified
            Manage & support: None specified
            None specified
            None specified
            Transform & retire: None specified
            None specified
            None specified
            Product recommendations:
              • Desktops
              • 2-in-1 devices
              • Laptops
              • Tablets
              • Workstations
              • Rugged devices
              • Monitors
              • Large monitor with mount
              • Docking stations
              • Keyboard and mouse
              • Wireless keyboard and mouse
              • Carrying case
              • Printer/scanner
               
              Results
              Field Workers

              Consider the following for these workers:

              • Offer the most rugged and reliable devices
              • Provide flexible docking solutions
              • Deliver strong connectivity
              Let's review (print page)

              Budget range:
              None specified

              Your goals:
              • Improve productivity
              • Enable new processes and usage
              • More adequate tools for the job
              • Take advantage of new software
              • Improve mobility
              • Acquire talent
              • Retain talent
              • Enable remote work
              • Open new markets or expand territories
              • Expand business internationally
              • Support more remote work or collaborate with distant partners
              • Enable workers in mission-critical field operations
              • Enable workers who need high-performance computing
              • Easy collaboration (i.e. video conferencing)
              • None selected

              Unique goals:
              None specified

              Needs:
              • 0,000 employee(s) are field workers
              • 000 employee(s) process large quantities of data or large files
              • 000 employee(s) require accurate color visualization
              • 000 employee(s) render 3D content or run simulations and analysis
              • 000 employee(s) connect accessories that are industry-specific
              • 000 employee(s) use processor-intensive software
              • 000 employee(s) work outdoors
              • 000 employee(s) operate tasks and processes that should not fail
              • 000 employee(s) use a vehicle as a workplace and need vehicle docking
              Owners:
              Plan & design: None specified
              None specified
              None specified
              Deploy & train: None specified
              None specified
              None specified
              Manage & support: None specified
              None specified
              None specified
              Transform & retire: None specified
              None specified
              None specified
              Product recommendations:
                • 2-in-1 devices
                • Laptops
                • Tablets
                • Rugged devices
                • Workstations
                • Wireless monitors
                • Docking stations
                • Wireless keyboard and mouse
                • Carrying case
                • Printer/scanner
                • Mobile hotspot