Are you among the many organizations searching for the right systems management solution that fits your environment? Have you looked at Symantec Altiris? LANDesk Management Suite? Or how about the newly released Microsoft System Center 2012? I bet all that research on product and price comparisons can get a little overwhelming.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have some of it done for you? Enterprise Management Associates recently published a whitepaper that compares top systems management solutions to help simplify the decision making process for organizations. Best Practices in Lifecycle Management: Comparing Suites from Dell KACE, Symantec, LANDesk, and Microsoft outlines a side-by-side comparison of systems management solutions to see which solutions have the necessary features and which don’t. The paper also does an in-depth financial comparison as it breaks down the pricing models, total implementation costs, as well as operational costs.
Discover how EMA analyst, Steve Brasen, arrives at his conclusion: “With its ease of use and fast time to value, KACE Appliances present a very attractive alternative to LANDesk, Microsoft SCCM, and Symantec Altiris CMS, particularly where financial limitations are a major consideration. Mid-sized organizations in particular will appreciate the superior return on investment KACE provides as they are more often challenged with budget constraints and expansive IT business requirements.”
Don’t let the research bog you down. You have enough trouble on your hands, especially if you are in the midst of seeking a new IT systems management solution. Be sure to read the white paper and hopefully it helps you as much as it has many others.