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Executive Summary: LANDesk 6.62
LANDesks namesake desktop management suite neatly handles operating system deployments by creating its own images or by using competitors. LANDesk, newly spun off from Intel, is loaded with components that ease desktop management tasks such as inventory collection, remote control and software distribution.
At $79 per managed desktop, LANDesk is marginally more expensive than competitors, many of which hover at a mark about $10 cheaper. However, the real costs for any desktop management product that includes operating system deployment are the planning and testing commitments that IT managers must make for these products to pay off. When IT managers make these commitments, they pay back handsomely.
(+) Can recycle images made with other operating system deployment tools; packs top-of-the-line remote control with good software distribution and inventory tracking.
(-) Cant create images with multiple partitions; extensive scripting required to create working distribution jobs.
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