PowerExpert SRM 5
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PowerQuests updated PowerExpert SRM storage resource management software provides IT managers with a powerful tool for keeping track of storage usage and blocking the storage of illegitimate files on corporate data storage systems.
LONG-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // PowerExpert SRM 5.0 will save companies a fair amount of money in the long run because it will give IT managers the vision to upgrade only when they need to and will provide a means to apply chargebacks on groups using the most storage resources. PROS // Solid reporting; stronger, more flexible management utilities; improved file-blocking capabilities. CONS // Pricey; Windows-centric. PowerQuest Corp., Orem, Utah; (801) 437-8900; www.powerquest.com
SHORT-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // At $1,000 per server, PowerExpert SRM 5.0 could get expensive in a hurry. PowerQuest does offer volume discounts, and IT managers should negotiate to make less of a short-term dent in their budgets.