In my experience, showing is better than telling—whether it’s teaching someone to drive a car, ride a horse or use chopsticks for the first time. The same holds true in systems management: most CIOs would tell you that managing all of their hardware and software assets is important to their business. But they might be hard pressed to make the connection between systems management and being better prepared to address megatrends, such as mobility and the Internet of Things.
Luckily, we now can offer customers a unique “show and tell” opportunity with today’s introduction of the Dell KACE K1000 Express, a free, easy-to-use IT inventory solution that will ship with the latest additions to Dell’s trusted Latitude and OptiPlex portfolio. The new K1 Express enables IT managers to easily determine system hardware and software inventory, assess Intel vPro readiness, apply BIOS and driver updates, as well as view warranty information across an organization’s Dell devices. It also provides a holistic view of all of their hardware and software assets, encompassing tablets, desktops and servers.
We’re excited to be a part of this news and show just how Dell software and hardware deliver greater value. Unlike other competing hardware platforms, Dell’s commercial client systems are the only ones to include a client solution bundle with complimentary hardware and software inventory capabilities. This reinforces our never-ending customer focus while strengthening Dell’s delivery of the most secure, most manageable and most reliable systems in the market.
What’s more, we make it much easier for our customers to keep pace with the needs of evolving workforces by offering greater visibility into what’s running on their employee’s systems. While optimized for Dell Windows systems, the K1 Express also can manage Windows systems from other hardware manufacturers, including tablets, at no additional charge.
In our minds, seeing how the K1 Express can turn systems inventory nightmares into a dream is the first step to believing how Dell KACE systems management appliances can alleviate a slew of management headaches. Perhaps the best news of all is that customers can easily perform an in-place upgrade from K1 Express to the award-winning Dell KACE K1000 Systems Management Appliance while maintaining all of their existing inventory information.
At Dell KACE, we have a long list of customers who have seen how Dell KACE works and believe in the value our solutions bring to their organizations. Take 1859 Historic Hotels, for example, a management company that operates 11 independent hotels and resorts in Texas, Colorado, Virginia and Kentucky. To focus more on customers and less on managing their IT systems, this valued customer turned to Dell and deployed Dell KACE K1000 and Dell KACE K2000 appliances to gain greater visibility into their environment and automate patching, discover rogue machines, reduce the time required to deploy systems by 87 percent as well as achieve compliance with PCI requirements.
For Historic Hotels, Dell KACE is the ideal companion to their full suite of Dell hardware, including servers, desktops, laptops, storage and switching solutions. They’re a great testament to our motto that ‘Seeing is believing.”