KACE Ends Mac Systems Management Discrimination

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KACE puts the Mac platform on parity with Windows with its latest product releases.

KACE puts the Mac platform on parity with Windows with its latest product releases.

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  • A principal at ITIC said “Corporations are deploying Macs and the Mac OS X 10.x at a rate not seen since the late 1980s.68% of respondents in a recent ITIC survey to state that they will allow end users to deploy Macs as their corporate desktops, doubling the number of respondents from the previous year.Drivers for growth:“Consumerization” of Macs in the enterprise has led workers who’ve enjoyed positive experiences with Macs in the home environment to seek out the same experience in the corporate environment. Microsoft Vista was a complete disaster—a number of businesses refused to upgrade to the operating system and turned to alternative platforms such as Mac OS X.Apple’s upcoming operating system, OS X Snow Leopard has built-in enterprise support for organizations that have the latest version of Microsoft Exchange.
  • The penetration of Macs into the enterprise makes it essential for businesses to utilize a cross-platform systems management solution. Existing options are lacking.Mac-Only Solutions:-Can’t handle other platforms-Eliminating future flexibility for businesses to bring Windows into their environment without purchasing a separate solution. Management suites that advertise the fact that they offer cross-platform support. -These management suites offer unequal levels of support for Macs and Windows, with being relegated to “2nd class status”-Piggy back off of Apple’s xServe solution and require customers to invest in additional hardware and software.
  • Requirement for Ideal Cross-Platform Solution:-optimize the entire systems management lifecycle-come out of the box ready to support Windows, Mac, and even Linux platforms. -works exactly the same way irrespective of platformKACE fits the bill! -Simply plug the appliance into your network and you’re ready to go. -There’s no extra training or learning curve required to provision multiple platforms.
  • xServe is a $3,000 product.
  • Even with added functionality, the pricing for KACE appliances remains the same!

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  • 1. KACE Ends Mac Systems Management DiscriminationSendhil JayachandranProduct Manager
  • 2. The KBOX Appliance Family
    1
  • 3. Customers
    • 1,000+ customers
    • 4. Global – Americas, EMEA, APAC
    Growth
    • 18 successive growth quarters
    Recognition
    KACE Background
    “We've seen KACE achieve significant traction… during the past 12 to 18 months.”
    –Gartner, 2/09
    Top 10 Products
    VMWorld 2008
    Editors’ Choice 2008
    2008
    * Emerging PC Lifecycle Configuration Management Vendors , February 2009
  • 5. What We Are Announcing
    KACE is the first systems management solution to put the Mac platform on parity with Windows. KACE is offering full-fledged Mac support with no apologies…
    KACE appliances’ multi platform support simplifies and streamlines IT operations for increased efficiencies
    KACE empowers organizations to have TRUE freedom of choice when purchasing computers.
  • 6. Increasing Mac Presence in Enterprise
    Snow Leopard built-in enterprise support
    Consumer space momentum
    Failure of Vista
    ITIC Survey, Dec 2008
  • 7. Existing Options Lacking
    Mac-Only Solutions
    Management Suites
    Can’t handle other platforms
    No future flexibility in adopting Windows
    Unequal levels of support for Macs and Windows
    Investment in additional hardware and software required
  • 8. True Cross-Platform Management Requires…
  • 9. True Cross-Platform Management Requires…
  • 10. New Capabilities
    Imaging
    Innovative technology eliminates redundant transfers in the capture, storage, and deployment of images
    Software Metering
    Analyze the utilization purchased software. If software is not being utilized, opt to not pay expensive licensing fees.
    Configuration Management
    Enforce desktop settings across a network with a click of a button.
  • 11. Why Do These Capabilities Matter?
  • 12. Pricing and Availability
  • 13. Summary
    KACE is the first systems management solution to put the Mac platform on parity with Windows. KACE is offering full-fledged Mac support with no apologies…
    KACE appliances’ multi platform support simplifies and streamlines IT operations for increased efficiencies
    KACE empowers organizations to have TRUE freedom of choice when purchasing computers.
  • 14. Thank YouContact Info:sendhil@kace.com