Career Education Corporation eliminates software license audit risks

Centralizing application and hardware asset management with IBM Endpoint Manager software

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 Endpoint Manager software provided all that in a single tool.

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

Customer
Career Education Corporation

Industry
Education

Deployment country
United States

Overview

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.

Solution
CEC selected IBM® Endpoint Manager software as its software asset management tool and extended it to hardware asset management, patching, antivirus updating and laptop encryption.

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

Components

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

Software
IBM Endpoint Manager for Software Use Analysis

Legal information