Dell KACE Reports 90 Percent Year-Over-Year Growth In Education Due To Systems Management Efficiency
- Growing Number of Primary and Higher Education Schools Worldwide Choose Dell KACE Appliances for Comprehensiveness, Affordability, Ease-of-Use
- Special Pricing Available for Qualified Education Users
EDUCAUSE 2010, ANAHEIM, Calif., Oct. 14, 2010 – Hundreds of educational institutions worldwide rely on the Dell KACE Appliances to manage their diverse systems management needs due to affordability, ease-of-use and comprehensiveness of the solution, leading to significant IT cost savings for users. Today, the company announced continued demand for its award-winning appliances, highlighted by 90 percent year-over-year growth of its education customers.
The Julliard School in New York, The Citadel military college in South Carolina, Woodleigh School of Australia and Marist College Canberra in Australia are just a few new Dell KACE education customers.
“IT organizations that support educational institutions wear many hats and face complex systems management problems,” said Rob Meinhardt, president of Dell KACE. “Dell KACE’s comprehensive systems management appliances are affordable, easy-to-use and uniquely help institutions become more efficient and effective in these lean times.”
Dell KACE will be presenting at EDUCAUSE in the Dell booth once daily. Please check at the booth for the scheduled times of the “Manage your University IT Assets and Application Deployments More Effectively with Dell KACE” presentation.
The Dell KACE Family of appliances fulfills the broad scope of systems management needs for an educational institution, from initial computer deployment to ongoing management and retirement. Hugely successful in all aspects of the education market, from primary to school districts and higher education, institutions of all sizes benefit from the ability to manage computers in classrooms, computer labs and administration offices, as well as teacher workstations. Additionally, Dell KACE appliances offer:
- Effective remote management capabilities for computers used by students, teachers and staff;
- Cross-platform support for Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac OSX systems;
- Automated control over installation of unapproved student software and peer-to-peer applications.
Dell KACE is now offering a new pricing structure highlighted by affordable product bundles to qualified educational institutions. For more, information contact 1-877-MGMT-DONE.
Supporting Education Customer Quotes:
“We were absolutely blown away by the breadth of features the Dell KACE K1000 Management Appliance offered. It is estimated that the IT Services team reduced the time spent on service desk tasks by as much as 60 percent with the Dell KACE solution,” said Ryan Haylock, director of IT services, Charlotte School of Law in N.C.
“We chose the Dell KACE K1000 Appliance to help us manage our PC power usage because it gave us the visibility and tools we needed to identify computers that were left on during nights and weekends, wasting energy, costing us money and taking resources out of our classrooms,” said Tim Forrester, executive director of operations for Antioch Unified School District in Calif.
“Previous to using the Dell KACE appliance, a task such as applying a critical security update would have taken about a week to complete across all the machines that we support,” said Bridget Kenyon, IT Manager at Robinson College, Cambridge University in the United Kingdom. “With the K1000, we can automate the process so computers are updated in a few minutes. This not only saves us a significant amount of time, but also means that we can concentrate on more high-value activities.”
Dell (NASDAQ: DELL) creates, enhances and integrates technology and services customers count on to provide them reliable, long-term value. Dell provides system-management solutions for customers of all sizes and system complexity. The award-winning Dell KACE family of appliances delivers easy-to-use, comprehensive, and affordable systems management capabilities. For more information, visit www.dellkace.com or follow the conversation at http://twitter.com/DellKACE.
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