Trends Report

Emerging Vendors In Client Management Are Worth Considering

October 4th, 2007
With contributors:
Rachel Batiancila , Simon Yates

Summary

As IT continues to face the increasing challenges associated with distributed and heterogeneous environments, control over the life cycle of PC environments remains fundamental in decreasing manageability costs around the corporate network. With tools that collectively automate OS management, software management, and systems management, IT is moving closer to managing client systems in a more efficient manner. While well-established vendors like CA, HP, and Symantec generally top the client management market, they aren't necessarily right for every company. Up-and-coming vendors like BigFix, ManageSoft, and ScriptLogic (recently acquired by Quest Software) offer some very compelling solutions. If you are looking for an alternative to the Big Three, put these vendors on your shortlist for evaluation.

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