Evaluation Shortlist: Microsoft SCCM 2007

Almost every desktop management tool that can deploy Microsofts Windows XP is either already equipped to distribute Windows Vista or soon will be. In addition, new virtualization tools are being made available to IT managers that could significantly ease deployment issues. The drawback? These tools require heavy-duty computing power in the data center and can introduce some application latency. However, the benefits and risks are well-worth weighing. Following are some platforms to put on your evaluation shortlist when weighing the SCCM 2007 decision.