Career Education Corporation eliminates software license audit risks

Centralizing application and hardware asset management with IBM BigFix solution

Published on 5 Jun 2013

While software audits initially drove our search for a new solution, we discovered that we needed endpoint management consistency throughout the entire enterprise. IBM BigFix provided all that in a single tool.

Jeff Lemke, director of IT site operations, Career Education Corporation

Career Education Corporation


Deployment country
United States


Career Education Corporation (CEC) offers doctoral, master’s, bachelor’s and associate degrees as well as diploma and certificate programs to more than 75,000 students across the world online, through its campuses and in a hybrid environment.

Business need
Career Education Corporation (CEC) used a fragmented endpoint management system to track thousands of endpoints at 80 campuses and 10 offices. It needed to centrally manage software and hardware assets.

CEC selected the IBM BigFix solution as its software asset management tool and extended it to hardware asset management, patching, antivirus updating and laptop encryption.

By replacing manual patching, testing, deploying and remediating processes for more than 20,000 endpoints, CEC gained the visibility and control necessary to confirm software and security compliance.


IBM products and services that were used in this case study.

IBM BigFix Inventory

Middleware - IT Service Management - Operations Management

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