Executive Summary

By Cameron Sturdevant  |  Posted 2001-09-24 Print this article Print

: Mobile Automation 2000 4.0"> Mobile Automation 2000 4.0

This upgrade provides a top-notch inventory and application management tool for laptops and PDAs. New device support makes this version particularly well suited to organizations that rely on handhelds and laptops.

SHORT-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // Thoughtful management features such as a Web-based interface and unified job scheduling and inventory management will ease day-to-day management tasks.

LONG-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // Mobile Automation 2000 4.0 brings devices under IT administration, reducing management costs and keeping track of these devices.

Carefully designed for ease of administration; inventory quickly collected.

Difficult integration with SMS; interface is overwhelming when dealing with large numbers of devices.

Mobile Automation Inc., Santa Monica, Calif.; (800) 344-1150; www.mobileautomation.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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