LANDesk Introduces Management Intelligence for Microsoft System Center

    LANDesk Introduces Management Intelligence for Microsoft System Center

New Solution Aims To Improve Decision Making, Reduce Compliance Risks,
Optimize Expenses and Increase End-User Productivity

PR Newswire

LAS VEGAS, April 8, 2013

LAS VEGAS, April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --(Microsoft Management Summit)-- 
LANDesk Software, a global leader in endpoint, systems lifecycle and IT
service management, today announced its latest offering aimed at helping IT
departments maximize user productivity and simplify IT operations. The
offering, Management Intelligence for Microsoft System Center, uniquely
consolidates the functionality of several add-on products into a single
decision-making solution. Management Intelligence provides the functionality
to manage software licenses, along with hardware lifecycles, and the ability
to aggregate and analyze manufacturer, vendor and reseller data in an effort
to support process and decision making.

"It would traditionally take five to six point products to provide all the
capabilities inherent in Management Intelligence," said Brian Milovac, Field
and Channel Enablement Manager, LANDesk Software. "With this all-encompassing
asset management solution, we are enabling Microsoft System Center
Configuration Manager (SCCM) customers to fully understand and leverage all of
the hardware and software assets they already own, improving inventory,
auditing and reporting processes and in turn, the bottom line."

While the assets employed across an entire organization are already difficult
to track, this process is compounded by the fact that various manufacturers,
vendors and resellers label and name software and hardware assets differently.
This disparate information not only creates major issues when IT managers who
are working to determine how many of a particular asset or license they
currently have, but it also impedes productivity. Management Intelligence
introduces Cloud Aggregators that connect you with vendor, manufacturer and
reseller data, ensuring you have a complete view of all software and IT assets
and related data. Unlike other solutions, Management Intelligence from LANDesk
is the only solution that brings all of the reseller data together in one
place. With Management Intelligence IT managers know everything about the
software and hardware they have purchased, are able to import vendor and
warranty data automatically at the time of purchase and perform data analytics
to normalize, standardize and calculate effective software license quantities
and entitlements.

After data from across various vendors is aggregated, it can then be analyzed
within Management Intelligence. IT managers can view or share their data via
the SmartVue executive app, scheduling reports through an easily accessible
portal and creating and publishing specific reports custom tailored for
various stakeholders. 

Many organizations need better visibility into software and asset lifecycles
and they get that with Management Intelligence. IT is given the confidence
they need to view all of their assets including areas where the organization
might be over purchasing and identify rogue purchases. By understanding their
level of software compliance and managing all software licenses, including
SaaS and VDI software implementations, they can reduce cost by reclaiming
unused licenses and reduce the risks associated with software management.

In addition to tracking software assets and licenses, IT managers must also
have a clear picture of all hardware within the corporate network at any given
time, with Management Intelligence they can track hardware assets like
printer, routers, switches and other SNMP devices. With Management
Intelligence, IT managers can know how many assets they have, how they are
performing, their location and even how they are being used. This is
accomplished by automatically importing warranty management information at
time of purchase, barcode scanning, knowing when printers need to be
maintained or when ink or toner is low and determining the location of map
printers or other assets – all features enabled by Management Intelligence.

Mr. Milovac summed up the value of Management Intelligence for Microsoft
System Center by saying, "You paid for all your software and hardware assets,
now get the data to truly own those assets and maximize how you use them."

LANDesk will be demonstrating Management Intelligence in booth #609 at the
Microsoft Management Summit in Las Vegas this week. For more information,
visit http://www.2013mms.com/sponsors#Bronze.

About LANDesk Software
LANDesk Software is the industry's leading provider of IT end user management,
including integrated systems and asset management, endpoint security,
virtualization management, end-to-end mobility, and user-oriented IT service
management solutions. LANDesk provides an adaptive IT delivery model to help
IT organizations increase end-user productivity. LANDesk is headquartered in
Salt Lake City, Utah, with offices located in the Americas, Europe and Asia
Pacific, and can be found at www.landesk.com.

SOURCE LANDesk Software

Website: http://www.landesk.com
Contact: AJ Dennis, LANDesk Software, Director, Analyst and Press Relations,
Tel: +1 713-314-7740, Email: aj.dennis@landesk.com; Jason Deal, Account
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