Executive Summary

By Cameron Sturdevant  |  Posted 2002-06-10 Print this article Print

: PC-Duo Enterprise 1.2"> Executive Summary: PC-Duo Enterprise 1.2
Vector Networks revamped PC-Duo Enterprise is a suite of PC system management tools that can be used singly or in concert to monitor and manage hardware and software inventory data; provide remote control and software distribution; and, in this version, enable IT managers to remotely repair misconfigured systems.

Cost Analysis

PC-Duo is competitively priced and offers IT managers the flexibility of buying only the needed components. The product will likely reduce the length of help desk calls and increase the number of IT tasks that can be done without incurring the cost of a desk-side visit.

(+) Accurate system inventories; swift configuration fixing brings systems back online quickly.

(-) Lacks integrated management console; not optimized for low-bandwidth connections; doesnt support Linux, Mac or Unix systems.
  • Intels LANDesk Management Suite
  • Novell Inc.s ZENworks for Desktops 3
  • www.vector-networks.com

    Cameron Sturdevant Cameron Sturdevant has been with the Labs since 1997, and before that paid his IT management dues at a software publishing firm working with several Fortune 100 companies. Cameron also spent two years with a database development firm, integrating applications with mainframe legacy programs. Cameron's areas of expertise include virtual and physical IT infrastructure, cloud computing, enterprise networking and mobility, with a focus on Android in the enterprise. In addition to reviews, Cameron has covered monolithic enterprise management systems throughout their lifecycles, providing the eWEEK reader with all-important history and context. Cameron takes special care in cultivating his IT manager contacts, to ensure that his reviews and analysis are grounded in real-world concern. Cameron is a regular speaker at Ziff-Davis Enterprise online and face-to-face events. Follow Cameron on Twitter at csturdevant, or reach him by email at csturdevant@eweek.com.

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