KACE™ Systems Management Appliances Improve Patient Care For Leading Healthcare Organizations
Significant Adoption by Healthcare Industry Validates Appliance-Based Approach, Cures IT Headaches
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Aug. 10, 2009 – KACE™, the leading systems management appliance company, continued its steady growth into the healthcare industry with numerous customer wins in the first half of 2009. Improving patient care through better management of PCs and servers, KACE has seen strong healthcare customer adoption for its award-winning KBOX™ family of systems management and deployment appliances as an alternative over costly, software-only system management solutions.
The healthcare industry is under constant pressure to reduce costs, adhere to government regulations such as HIPAA and raise the quality of services, all with limited IT budgets. KBOX allows healthcare organizations to streamline and optimize systems management, leading to huge time-savings for administrators and cost-saving for their organizations.
"Computer downtime and persistent IT problems are not acceptable, especially for the healthcare industry," said Rob Meinhardt, CEO and co-founder of KACE. "As with many industries in today’s economy, IT departments within the healthcare sector are left with fewer resources and dwindling IT teams to manage the vast and complicated systems that power these critical organizations. Our KBOX solutions enable healthcare organizations to save significant time and money by quickly solving the most common pain points suffered by resource-strapped IT departments."
Mercy Medical Center, the oldest and one of the largest hospitals in Des Moines, Iowa, is one such healthcare organization that has taken advantage of the time and cost savings afforded by its KBOX. Immediately after deployment Mercy’s KBOX appliance went into action and started tracking physical and software assets, showing the IT team exactly what was running on its network.
"KBOX handled our large, complex infrastructure with ease," said Roger Wilson, systems and networking manager for Mercy Medical Center. "We crunched the numbers and found KBOX had a one-year ROI of half-a-million dollars. KACE was half the price of a competitor’s product and was even cheaper than simply renewing our existing licenses. The appliance was also much less complex, I estimate we had the KBOX up and running inventory 75 percent quicker than it took with our previous system."
In addition to Mercy Medical Center, other recent KACE healthcare industry customer wins include Island Hospital, Austin Diagnostics, Alexza Pharmaceuticals, VNUS Medical Technologies and Northwestern Memorial Physicians Group, to name a few.
On August 12, 2009, at 11am P.T., Steve Coryell, network administrator at Island Hospital, will be featured in a live webinar discussing how KACE’s breakthrough appliance-based approach to systems management saves his team a tremendous amount of time and money. To register for the free webinar, please visit: /cn/resource-center/resources/webcasts/Systems-Management-Success-In-Healthcare. A replay of the webinar will be available at this same URL.
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.
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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