Yesterday, Software Distribution, Today
Software distribution has given way to simple software distribution client lifecycle management in the signs of change in today’s IT departments to meet the growing demands. The life of a workplace is characterised by numerous changes in equipment and software and either manually, you can do even semi-automated. Special client lifecycle management solutions offer here extensive automated services that save a lot of time the users and the IT staff. CD into your computer, operating system installed, install Office and already, the employee had a functioning workplace. Jobs in companies set up in the 1980s and 1990s years.
Look very different from today’s requirements. In addition to the common Office work center there are countless applications to which an employee must have access in company. An installation CD is neither sensible nor feasible here no longer possible and economically. Today only the PC or thin client is connected to the network and operating system. Applications and software applications are installed automatically through the network.
In the 1990s, there were years software forges that developed solutions for software distribution and brought to market maturity. Thus software packages consisting of operating system and required applications could tie and send the corresponding PC over the network to install itself there. Within minutes, the workplace was fully furnished and ready for operation without a “Suburb” IT staff had to. The today’s requirements of enterprises have become far more diverse and far beyond the pure software distribution. This includes the inventory of hardware and software, smart packaging of the sofware to install or restore the infrastructure after a failure. The solution most in Germany with these possibilities is Empirum from manufacturer of matrix42 from Neu-Isenburg. It features comprehensive software and services with strong integration partners like for example the innomea GmbH in Grosskrotzenburg Companies. Oliver Hamann on the 21.01.