Evaluation Shortlist

By Cameron Sturdevant  |  Posted 2007-04-25 Print this article Print

Almost every desktop management tool that can deploy Microsofts Windows XP is either already equipped to distribute Windows Vista or soon will be. In addition, new virtualization tools are being made available to IT managers that could significantly ease deployment issues. The drawback? These tools require heavy-duty computing power in the data center and can introduce some application latency. However, the benefits and risks are well-worth weighing. Following are some platforms to put on your evaluation shortlist when weighing the SCCM 2007 decision.

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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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