KACE™ Positioned as Visionary by Leading Industry Analyst Firm in 2009 PC Configuration Life Cycle Management Magic QuadrantSpeed of Deployment and Infrequent Usage of Implementation Services Cited Among KACE's Strengths
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Dec. 9, 2009 – KACE, the leading systems management appliance company, today announced that it has been positioned in the Visionaries Quadrant of Gartner Inc.'s "Magic Quadrant for PC Configuration Life Cycle Management Tools" report. The report (ID Number G00172200) was written by Terrance Cosgrove and can be accessed by Gartner clients at www.gartner.com. A Magic Quadrant is Gartner's view of the vendors within a particular market for a specific time period. Each vendor is evaluated using a set of criteria to determine their position on the quadrant.
"KACE's comprehensive, easy-to-use and affordable systems management solution has proven itself once again when stacked up against the industry heavyweights, showing it to be quicker to deploy and rarely requiring professional services as compared to our competitors' solutions,"said Rob Meinhardt, co-founder and CEO of KACE. "Being named a Visionary in Gartner's 2009 PC Configuration Life Cycle Management Magic Quadrant is yet further validation of our winning technology and direction."
Gartner used several sources of information for the Magic Quadrant analysis. To gain inclusion, KACE completed a survey that contained questions about product specifics and business performance, provided extensive product demonstrations covering common desktop management use cases and arranged for customers and channel partners to be interviewed, among other things.
About the Magic Quadrant
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KACE Value Proposition
KACE saves its customers both time and money. Systems managers are increasingly 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 systems management and deployment appliances fulfills all of the systems management needs of an enterprise, from initial computer deployment to ongoing management and retirement.
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.
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