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Optimize Resources and Help Reduce Cost of Ownership with Dell[TM] Systems Management

Magazine article Technology & Learning

Optimize Resources and Help Reduce Cost of Ownership with Dell[TM] Systems Management

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"Our objectives were to enhance productivity in our workplace and provide new and better services to our users. We also expected double-digit savings compared to what we were previously spending on IT, and that is what we have achieved with Dell."

--Daniel P. Gizzo

Vice President

IT Services

Unilever IT Americas

Time is always at a premium in today's busy IT environments. That's why it's critical your systems management is as simple and streamlined as possible. Dell Systems Management solutions help ensure your team is free to concentrate on the innovation that helps your organization succeed.


Maintaining secure, convenient administration of your PC system environment can be a significant drain on your resources. Deskside visits can greatly increase the cost of supporting a large number of computers. Even simple tasks, such as tracking inventory or updating software, quickly become expensive when they require physically visiting every computer. But it's not only a financial issue. Needlessly complex systems management can increase the risk of downtime; long notification times can delay your response to dangerous threats. Plus, when your hardware information is stored in too many locations, it can restrict your access to the critical data you need to make important decisions.


Dell's approach to systems management is to integrate inherently manageable, standards-based platforms by leveraging our strong partner relationships. Dell server, storage, networking and client systems are designed to help simplify and automate the administration of your technology resources, all helping you control your IT investment. We are committed to:

Open Manageability

Dell's instrumented clients, servers, storage, printers and network platforms interface seamlessly with most standards-based management tools and consoles. Dell Systems Management solutions and platforms provide the proactive management information and control functions you need to help optimize deployment, health status monitoring, fault recovery, change management and more.

Industry Standards

Dell champions open standards within the industry because they are the foundation for management systems that can deploy, monitor and upgrade heterogeneous computing environments. Standards can also give you greater choice in the selection of your systems management solution, providing flexibility to help meet your specific requirements.

Strong Partnerships

Dell partners with industry-leading companies to deliver integrated, best-in-class technologies, services and standardized components to provide customers with cost-effective, broad-based systems management functionality.


As IT infrastructures have grown over the years, most organizations now have to manage heterogeneous environments. Adding more vendor-specific technologies each time your organization looks toward future growth can only magnify the management burden. That's why Dell created the OpenManage[TM] Certified Partner Program. It allows partners to use OpenManage developer tool kits to enhance management applications with the integrated control of Dell hardware. This gives you the freedom to use your choice of leading systems management applications, while minimizing the tools required to deploy, monitor and update your infrastructure.

The new OptiPlex[TM] 755 desktop offers advanced remote management technologies. Alert Standard Format 2.0 supports base in-band and out-of-band hardware inventory, Intel[R] Active Management Technolgy 3.0 adds encrypted communications to ASF requirements and Intel[R] vPro[TM] processor technology adds processor-specific technologies to Intel AMT's functionality--all combining to reduce software-related deskside visits up to 91% (2). Other features include:

Inventory Management

Dell systems allow remote inventory tracking, even when PCs are powered down. …

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