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By Cameron Sturdevant  |  Posted 2006-08-21 Print this article Print

Evaluation Shortlist

BMCs IT Systems Management Express

An all-in-one heterogeneous management package for SMBs that covers identity, storage and server management (

Centrifys DirectControl

Focuses on extending Active Directory identity to non-Windows systems (

OpenCountrys OCM Universal Systems Management Suite

For system administrators who have graduated from managing a few Linux systems to managing a lot of Linux systems (

Quest Softwares Vintela Authentication Services

Tightly focused on identity management (

Source: F-Secure

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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

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