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AdminStudio 3.0

USABILITY

B

CAPABILITY

B

PERFORMANCE

B

INTEROPERABILITY

B

MANAGEABILITY

C

AdminStudio 3.0 eases the preparation of Windows-based applications for distribution to PC systems. The product adapts installations for use with the Windows Installer utility. This means that applications have fewer .dll conflicts, uninstall more cleanly and are easier to repair.

SHORT-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // Although AdminStudio 3.0 likely means organizations wont have to hire a deployment developer, IT managers should plan on spending at least a week learning the basics of the product.

LONG-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // AdminStudio 3.0 will increase in usefulness without incurring many new costs. This is because the software will catch more conflicts before deployment as the number of applications prepared with AdminStudio 3.0 increases. In addition, managers should develop work processes that will significantly smooth the preparation process.

PROS // Checklists and work process flows increase productivity; effective conflict checker.

CONS // Requires a commitment to Windows Installer.

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