Mobile Automation 2000 3

By Cameron Sturdevant  |  Posted 2001-04-16 Print this article Print

.7"> Mobile Automation 2000 3.7

Mobile Automations namesake product distributes software to laptops and handheld devices including Palm and Pocket PCs, while also collecting inventory information. Version 3.7 supplies trouble-shooting via remote control.

SHORT-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // Like other products in this category, Mobile Automation is pricey. However, the tools ability to aid help desk staff in finding most distribution or inventory problems will help cost.

LONG-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // Costs of tracking and maintaining devices will decrease the longer Mobile Automation is in use.

Detailed inventory and reports; nimble remote control; basic ability to track Palm and Pocket PCs.

No agents for handhelds means little data is collected; high price.

Mobile Automation Inc., Santa Monica, Calif.; (310)914-9603;

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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