Dell Offers Twist on PC Management
Armed with new services and tools, the company has set out to get users to take better care of their hardware.Armed with new services and tools, Dell Computer Corp. set out on Monday to get its customers to take better care of their hardware. The Round Rock, Texas, computer maker announced a new remote monitoring service, offered through the Dell Premier Enterprise Support agreements, that gives customers the option to have hardware alerts or operating system alerts sent directly to Dell for assistance. The alerts are sent to Dell at the same time the customer receives them in the hopes of speeding responses to failures.
The service is offered in four levels. The first level, included for customers with Gold or Platinum maintenance agreements, calls for Dell implementation of systems management at the customer site. It includes the Dell OpenManage console and a specified number of managed nodes. At the second level, Dell systems management tools can email up to 250 types of hardware alerts to the Dell Expert Center.