Sharp launches Notebook Device Management service

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IT departments that need to set up and manage many devices often spend a lot of time on this. Sharp’s new Notebook Device Management service is designed to significantly reduce the amount of work required for Dynabook notebooks.

Sharp’s Notebook Device Management service is designed to relieve IT departments of the burden of managing notebooks. The service, created in collaboration with IT company CTS IT, has been developed specifically for the company’s Dynabook series (formerly Toshiba).

Shorter waiting times and less work

Notebook Device Management allows IT departments to set up and manage notebooks. IT administrators are supported not only in the delivery of the laptops, but also in the resolution of user problems and repair work. This reduces downtime and waiting times, and allows users to get back to work quickly.

“We are seeing the office environment change. Equipment is becoming smarter and smarter, and therefore more important in business operations. It is therefore very important that when equipment is affected by a malfunction, this is resolved as quickly as possible”, says Peter Hoorn, Managing Director of Sharp Electronics Benelux.

IT administrators can create profiles per user or department via a cloud portal. Among other things, this will allocate access to software applications. This is useful, for example, when a large group of users need access to specific applications.

Dynabook

Sharp unveiled their Dynabook laptops in 2018, but it wasn’t until July this year that the first copies were released in Europe. These were the Portégé X30-F and Tecra X40-F. Both laptops have Windows 10 Modern Standby, which uses the available network connection. As a result, the laptops must always remain online and up-to-date.

The laptops also have the 8th generation Intel Core i processors and the new Intel Optane Memory. Both devices are equipped with Wifi 6 and contain a self-developed BIOS, TPM 2.0 security chip and specific security applications such as Secure Launch.

With the new Notebook Device Management, Sharp is taking the next step in its transformation into an IT supplier. This transformation is already underway and has already led to growth within the company, as CEO Europa Jun Ashida told Techzine earlier.