KACE Named “Cool Vendor” by Gartner
Leading Analyst Firm Calls Out Appliances as Answer to Midsize Enterprise IT Needs
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – April 14, 2008 – KACE™, the leading systems management appliance company, today announced that it has been named a “cool vendor” in Gartner Inc.’s “Cool Vendors in IT Support, 2008” report, published April 1, 2008, and authored by Terrence Cosgrove and David M. Coyle.
“The Gartner report is great recognition of KACE and validation of our appliance-based approach to systems management,” said Rob Meinhardt, co-founder and CEO for KACE. “Industry analysts have long stated that management is the most important factor in lowering total cost of ownership. Our robust management appliances were designed from the start with a focus on ease-of-use, speed of deployment, and affordability to maximize our customers’ ability to save time and money.”
Mid-sized organizations have struggled to successfully implement traditional software-only systems management tools that have tended to be overly complex and difficult to deploy. According to the report, “[KACE] automates many areas of PC life cycle configuration management (including the core functions of inventory, software distribution, patch management, and operating system deployment), but are founded on the principles of usability and rapid deployment to appeal to midsize enterprises.”
KACE helps customers save time and money. Systems managers are often forced to wear many hats throughout the day to work on a myriad of IT functions. KACE consolidates these functions by providing a single appliance for all projects, while delivering easy-to-use, comprehensive systems management that is affordable. The KBOX family of appliances fulfills all of the systems management needs of a medium enterprise from initial computer deployment to ongoing management and retirement.
About Gartner’s Cool Vendors Selection Process
Gartner’s listing does not constitute an exhaustive list of vendors in any given technology area, but rather is designed to highlight interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness of a particular purpose.
Gartner defines a cool vendor as a company that offers technologies or solutions that are: Innovative, enables users to do things they couldn't do before; Impactful, have, or will have, business impact (not just technology for the sake of technology); Intriguing, have caught Gartner’s interest or curiosity in approximately the past six months.
KACE™ is the leading systems management appliance company. The award-winning KBOX™ family of appliances delivers easy-to-use, comprehensive systems management capabilities. KACE customers usually install in one day and enjoy the lowest total cost compared to software alternatives.
KACE is headquartered in Mountain View, California. To learn more about KACE and its product offerings, please visit http://www.kace.com or call 1-877-MGMT-DONE.