Gartner Names KACE an Emerging PC Life Cycle Configuration Management Vendor
Leading Analyst Firm Recognizes KACE for its Continuous Innovation and Significant Customer Traction
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – February 24, 2009 – KACE, the leading systems management appliance company, today announced its inclusion in Gartner Inc.’s “Emerging PC Life Cycle Configuration Management Vendors” report, published February 9, 2009. Authored by Terrence Cosgrove, KACE is recognized in the report for its full life cycle management technology offering and also demonstrated innovation with a focus on emerging PC life cycle requirements, such as application virtualization and Mac support.
“As a shortlisted vendor highlighted in Gartner’s ‘Cool Vendors in IT Support’ last year and now in Gartner’s ‘Emerging PC Life Cycle Configuration Management Vendors’ report, KACE continues to distinguish itself in the crowded systems management market,” said Rob Meinhardt, co-founder and CEO of KACE. “Medium enterprises are finally being recognized as a powerful new class of customers. Our unique appliance-based technology and medium enterprise focus has made us the company of choice for IT organizations looking to accelerate their PC life cycle management initiatives.”
The Gartner report highlights that mid-sized organizations continue to struggle to successfully implement traditional software-only systems management tools that tend to be overly complex and difficult to deploy, administer, and maintain. According to the report, “[KACE] offers an easy-to-install and manage life cycle management solution designed to appeal to organizations lacking the resources to deploy and maintain traditional PC life cycle management tools.” The troubled economy, coupled with resource-constrained medium enterprise IT departments, underscore the importance of cost-effective and easy-to-use solutions, such as the award-winning KBOX™ family of systems management and deployment appliances.
“I was faced with working with a small IT staff,” said Rick Harrison, MIS director for City of Columbia, Tennessee. “We were unable to keep pace with patching and also keep applications running at their optimal levels. The problem is IT performance expectations are always high, even when we don’t have an adequate number of staff to reach those expectations. KBOX allows us to do more with the resources we have.”
KACE saves its customers both time and money. Systems managers from medium-sized enterprises are often forced to wear many hats throughout the day to work on a myriad of IT functions. KACE helps consolidate 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.
“The thing I like best about KBOX is the ease-of-use,” said Justin Woods, IT manager for JDV Hotels. “The appliance is so easy to get into. With past applications that were brought in-house to handle systems management functions, the learning curve was steep. With KBOX, I was able to get so much done right out of the box just by using the manual.”
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.