ANDesk Software, a leading provider of IT service management solutions, and Lenovo, a leading provider of PC products, today announced the availability of LANDesk® Starter Pack for ThinkVantage® Technologies (TVT)—which may be licensed as part of a promotion at no-charge to owners of Lenovo 3000 ThinkPad and ThinkCentre PCs.
The solution is optimized for Lenovo PCs and introduces customers to inventory management tools such as client discovery, extensive hardware/software data collection, integrated lease management information, centralized asset and ThinkVantage reporting, executive dashboard, and remote diagnostic reporting.
According to analyst research, 80 percent of the ownership cost of a PC is incurred after it is purchased. The availability of a robust suite of management tools can significantly improve user productivity, reduce IT support costs, minimize overall lifecycle costs and enhance IT processes. LANDesk Starter Pack for ThinkVantage Technologies brings all these benefits to organizations of any size and extends them to customers that have a heterogeneous computing environment with multiple computing platforms.
“The tracking and management of IT assets can be a daunting task, especially in distributed environments with mobile and remote workers, and multiple branch offices,” said Rich Cheston, executive director of software marketing at Lenovo. “LANDesk Starter Pack for ThinkVantage Technologies will help IT administrators better manage their hardware and software assets quickly and cost effectively through powerful inventory collection and reporting, as well as lease management.”
ThinkVantage Technologies are PC client-oriented tools that help Lenovo customers improve security and usability, thereby reducing total cost of ownership and minimizing end user support calls. Through the LANDesk Starter Pack for ThinkVantage Technologies, an IT organization can discover and track PC assets, manage these assets from a single console, plan for Windows™ Vista upgrades, identify security issues and determine purchase needs for computing platforms including Windows®, Mac OS, Unix and Linux.
“Lenovo ThinkVantage Technologies provide added value to our customers by delivering management capabilities that reduce the total cost of ownership of their business systems,” said Steve Daly, general manager of LANDesk Software. “Coupled with the inventory capability found in LANDesk® Inventory Manager through the new LANDesk Starter Pack, organizations will be able to extract maximum value from their investments throughout the various stages of a PC lifecycle, while enjoying the added benefits of enhanced visibility and inventory management of all corporate IT assets.”
Pricing and Availability
LANDesk® Starter Pack for ThinkVantage Technologies is now available via complementary download to owners of Lenovo 3000 ThinkPad and ThinkCentre PCs manufactured after January 1, 2002. The download can be accessed at http://www.landesk.com/thinkvantage/starterpack. The software can also be purchased for owners of non-Lenovo systems.
About LANDesk Software
LANDesk Software, an Avocent company, is a leading provider of systems, security, and process management solutions for desktops, servers and mobile devices across the enterprise. LANDesk enables thousands of organizations to easily deploy and use end-to-end management solutions. LANDesk is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, with offices located in the Americas, Europe and Asia, and can be found on the Web at www.landesk.com or by calling 1-800-982-2130.
About Avocent Corporation Avocent (NASDAQ: AVCT) delivers IT operations and infrastructure management solutions for enterprises worldwide, helping customers to reduce costs and simplify complex IT environments via integrated, centralized in-band and out-of-band hardware and software. Additional information is available at: www.avocent.com.
About Lenovo Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is dedicated to building the world’s best engineered personal computers. Lenovo’s business model is built on innovation, operational efficiency and customer satisfaction as well as a focus on investment in emerging markets. Formed by Lenovo Group’s acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the company develops, manufactures and markets reliable high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and services worldwide. Lenovo has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information, see www.lenovo.com/us/en.
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