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Executive Summary: ZENworks for Desktops 4
Desktop and mobile PC management converge neatly in Novells software distribution, inventory and remote control management suite. This means that IT managers can finally standardize on a single PC management platform to provide resources and enforce standard desktop policies, without having to hopscotch from one management platform to another. Look for this phenomenon to continue to spread to other major-league management vendors.
ZENworks for Desktops 4 brings the sky-high price of managing mobile PCs down to earth by charging the same, much lower, $69 price for both desktop and laptop systems. The real savings will come from obviating redundant systems to accomplish the basic task of keeping systems current and running, regardless of how they connect to the network.
(+) Doesnt rely on the Novell Client on each managed PC; combined desktop and laptop support.
(-) Most features depend on Novells eDirectory, which means one more directory in the network.
EVALUATION SHORT LISTMicrosofts Systems Management Server 2003LANdesk Softwares LANdeskAltiris eXpress Client Mgmt Suitewww.novell.com/products/zenworks/desktops/