Managing thousands of computing endpoints--including work-stations, servers, and roaming mobile devices such as laptops, smartphones and tablets--presents IT organizations with a formidable challenge. With conventional management methods, even simple questions such as, "How many laptops do we have?", "What operating system versions are our desktop systems running?" or "Are our patches up to date?" can take days to obtain and generate inaccurate, incomplete responses. That's why, as organizations attempt to consolidate and eliminate redundant and non-performing management tools, enhance security and compliance, and reduce costs and IT workload, many are looking for ways to meet today's complex endpoint management needs with IT operations and security automation.
Sponsor: IBM Corporation