Why Dell KACE
Dell KACE provides anypoint management faster and at a lower cost.
IT environments are becoming increasingly more diverse and complex, and consequently, they are harder to manage. Mobility, along with more and more “smart” devices (i.e., the Internet of Things), has led to a significant increase in the number and types of devices that are connected to corporate networks — devices that IT must keep track of, manage and secure. The scope of the problem becomes more evident when the number of different platforms that need to be managed are taken into account — Windows, Windows Server, Mac OS X, Linux, Unix, iOS, Android, etc. As a systems management professional, getting an accurate view of your environment and effectively managing all connected devices is difficult, especially if your organization is relying on multiple point solutions or manual processes. It is imperative for you to make systems management a higher priority to tackle the challenges facing your organization.
Unfortunately, finding a pre-integrated suite of solutions that is comprehensive in scope, both in terms of functionality and number of platforms and devices managed, easy-to-use and delivers fast time to value seems impossible. Until KACE, the options have been limited:
- Bad option No. 1: Use a combination of point solutions, free tools and custom scripts to manage day-to-day tasks and be forced to deal with the added cost and complexity of deploying and administering multiple products — all while plugging gaps in the “solution” with manual processes.
- Bad option No. 2: Over pay for a desktop and computer management software suite designed for the largest of companies. Struggle to learn how to use the solution and show the associated return.
Dell KACE alternative to systems management software
Systems management professionals in today’s organization are forced to wear many hats. This is often the case because the size and sophistication of their environment has grown, but the staff and budgetary resources necessary to manage it have not kept pace. KACE appliances were designed with you in mind. Leveraging an appliance-architected solution, KACE appliances can help save you time and save your organization money. The award-winning KACE Family of Appliances delivers easy-to-use, comprehensive systems management capabilities for any connected device. KACE customers typically install in one day and train online in hours — all with a solution that has a low total cost. In addition, KACE appliances can help eliminate expensive professional services and costly off-site training and are virtually maintenance free.
Compare competitive costs and calculate ROI quickly and easily
When comparing a Dell KACE appliance with traditional computer management software packages, you will find that KACE appliances deliver similar functionality yet can have faster deployment time, reduced training time and a low total cost. See the impact that a KACE appliance will have on your environment with the EMA Systems Management Cost Calculator. This calculator shows how the appliance is a perfect fit for organizations seeking a comprehensive, all-in-one solution for managing and deploying systems across a network yet want a solution they can get up and running quickly and easily. To find out more about how these numbers are calculated and how KACE appliances stack up functionally, read the EMA report Best Practices in Lifecycle Management.
In our most recent customer survey, more than half of KACE users told us that their KACE appliance paid for itself in six months or less.* Learn more about how KACE appliances can provide effective, comprehensive systems management while delivering the fast return that is critical in a down economy. Read the recent white paper Top 10 Ways to Increase IT ROI without Adding Staff, uncover your own projected savings using the ROI calculator, or simply request a personalized, free ROI assessment from one of our experts.
*Based on an October 2014 survey of North American KACE customers