Callistos updated software distribution and asset management tool helps IT managers maintain infrequently connected laptops and Palm devices. Using an agent on the target system, Orbiter manages software updates while maintaining an accurate inventory of the system.
SHORT-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT
// There is no way around it: Managing mobile systems is costly, and organizations will pay premium prices to get a handle on the difficult task of keeping accurate records of machines in the field.
LONG-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT
// Organizations should see the cost of maintaining laptops and even Palm devices go down the longer Orbiter is in place, because help desk calls become more productive and machine inventory becomes more accurate.
Accurate inventory of Palm devices and laptops; useful task wizards.
Lacks remote control; no agents for Pocket PC devices.
Callisto Software Inc., Wheaton, Ill.; (630)682-8200; www.callisto.com