The endless endpoint challenge
Enterprise endpoint management is a tough job that keeps getting tougher. Thousands of desktops and laptops. Thousands more of virtual and physical servers. Different operating systems. Don’t forget specialized points such as ATMs, point-of-sale devices and self-service kiosks. And now add in smart phones and other mobile devices – often unofficially introduced by users – to this complex and challenging mix.
There’s more. Software solutions to improve endpoint management are often decentralized with different software agents for different tasks such as software and patch distribution, software license metering, security auditing and anti-malware missions. All these different solution actually exacerbate the endpoint challenge by requiring servers of their own.
IBM Software can help keep your endpoints secure, healthy, compliant and running at peak performance. It combines endpoint management and security into a single solution that enables teams to see and manage physical and virtual assets.
Penn State University implemented an endpoint management solution and reduced energy costs by US$288,000 per year with annual savings expected to reach US$800,000.
Coffee manufacturer Strauss Café Poland provides software updates, license management mobile management and patch management for over 500 highly distributed employees -- eliminating the need for one-on-one IT appointments.
"Now we are able to send and install updates on each of our machines. Internet access is the only requirement. Installation is performed completely transparently for the user.”
- Adrian Kurlit, CIO, Strauss Cafe Poland.