Local, State, and Federal Govenments Flock to KACE
KACE Doubles Installed Base of Government Customers as Shrinking Budgets Demand Comprehensive and Affordable Systems Management
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – May 6, 2008 – KACE™, the leading systems management appliance company, continued its rapid growth into the government market in 2008 with numerous new customer wins in the local, state, and federal government sectors. KACE also announced it has more than doubled its overall government customer base over the past 18 months.
The steady stream of new government customers adopting the award-winning KBOX™ family of systems management and deployment appliances from KACE highlights the need for an easy-to-use, comprehensive, and affordable systems management solution over costly, software-only alternatives. A sampling of local government customers include the cities of Austin, TX; Durham, NC; Franklin, TN; Prescott, AZ; and Stockton, CA. State government customers include the states of California, Maine, and New Mexico. To round out the list, some of KACE’s federal customers include the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Geological Survey, the National Forensic Science Technology Center, and United States Merchant Marine Academy.
“Similar to the private sector, many local, state and federal organizations today find themselves relying on limited staff and decreasing IT budgets, yet must manage an ever- expanding, complex IT environment with expensive organizational assets,” said Rob Meinhardt, CEO and co-founder of KACE. “One of their biggest challenges this sector faces is managing critical day-to-day activities, such as systems deployment, device discovery and inventory, software distribution, patch management, and software license compliance. Our government customers are realizing the true value that KACE systems management appliances offer by automating these processes with an easy-to-use, quick-to-deploy, appliance-based solution."
An affordable systems management solution is a key requirement for government institutions concerned about the time and expertise required by IT staff to deploy, administer, and maintain complex systems. KBOX meets these needs by offering a wide-range of systems management capabilities in an extremely fast-to-deploy, easy-to-use, and self-maintaining appliance. With KBOX, government agencies of all sizes are able to receive the benefits of larger organizations with bigger budgets and staffs.
The City of Franklin, Tennessee, is taking full advantage of time and cost savings associated with its KBOX Systems Management appliance. The small IT department saw immediate results when KBOX was brought in to manage almost 700 laptops and desktops for the City.
“The KBOX appliance from KACE means our department has less management tasks to worry about, less systems to set up, and less to maintain – three crucial time-saving areas for us,” said Fred Banner, IT director for the City of Franklin. “After installation, we were up and running with our KBOX system in literally a matter of hours and we were able to fully automate our systems in no time. Among the IT team’s responsibilities is keeping systems and applications for the city updated. Our KBOX appliance allows us perform system updates automatically, and without even having to bother end users.”
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 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.
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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