One day, early in my career, I stood in an airport looking to catch a connecting flight. People were rushing all around me. I looked at my itinerary and realized that I couldn’t remember what day it was, what city I had just come from, where I was at the moment, or where I was going. I felt anxiety rising inside me and had to stop and take a deep breath, relax, and then try to remember the last place I’d been. It was a big relief when I remembered what city I had just come from because I was able to figure out where I needed to go.
I’ve had a similar lost feeling in convention centers during IT industry shows because every company there was saying the same thing. So much so that it was hard to tell company A, B, and C apart. The messages are the same because the companies are trying to solve the same IT problems. The challenge I have when hearing people say such similar things, is that I often can’t remember if one said it differently than the other.
What sets LANDesk apart is that we’ve been solving IT problems for longer than most of the companies have been around. So here’s a little statement that helps me and hopefully will help you remember where LANDesk has been and how we’re solving IT challenges right now: Intelligent Choices Deliver Greater Control and Services.
If you need to, rinse and repeat that statement seven more times and you’ll have it down.
Intelligent: Management Intelligence
Where have we been? Using patented discovery and inventory capabilities to know and report what you have and how it’s configured.
Where are we now? A SmartVue app that shows the value and work IT is performing to everyone, including your execs on their smartphones and tablets. Also there are contextual inspectors for more efficient IT administration.
Choices: Any User, Any Device
Where were we? Managing PCs, Macs, Linux and Unix
Where are we? Managing the same desktop platforms but even better – i.e. increased Mac support with Mac code that was even being developed on a Mac. We now also support iOS, Android and Blackberry. And we give you choices on how to license those devices, by node or by user.
Deliver: Deliver Software, Patches, OSs and Remote IT
Where were we? Distributing software and patches automatically to users anywhere they connect to the Internet.
Where are we now? Wake up any machine across the WAN to automatically perform distributions and patches. Remote control anyone with any device using HTML 5 remote control – enabling you to collaborate and resolve issues with multiple people while remote controlling.
Control: Security, Compliance, Power Management and Hardware Optimization
Where have we been? Host Intrusion Prevention (HIPS), security dashboards, software license compliance, saving megawatts of power and money, integrating management with top PC vendors.
Where are we? Geo-fenced device blocking, integrated third party anti-virus and encryption, software reclamation, and integrating management with tablet vendors.
Services: Service Management and Self-Service
Where were we? ITIL verified on all 15 v.3 processes; delivered via SaaS, Premise or Hybrid implementations.
Where are we now? Service Catalogs that know what you have and what you’re entitled to and a Mobile Analyst app that helps you solve incidents anywhere from your tablet or smartphone.
It’s good to know where we’ve been, so we know where we are and where we’re headed. LANDesk has been there solving IT’s greatest challenges for users, that’s why we have a 90%+ approval rating from our customers.
Where are we headed?
LANDesk is developing more User-Oriented IT solutions so you can maximize your user productivity and simplify your IT operations. I guess Intelligent Choices do Deliver Greater Control and Services for IT.
Live, Love, LANDesk!