SOURCE: matrix42

May 05, 2008 08:00 ET

matrix42 Introduces Empirum "Success Pack" for SME Market

Empirum SME Provides Easy and Flexible Best Practice Solutions to Plan, Deploy, Manage and Secure IT Assets

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - May 5, 2008) - matrix42, developer of Empirum, a leading solution for IT Life Cycle Configuration Management, today announced the introduction and availability of its "Success Pack" for the small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME). Empirum SME provides one package and one price that includes the Inventory, OS Installer, Software and Patch Manager and either Personal Backup or Easy Recovery Solutions. The package includes training, support and maintenance to help IT jump start best practice PC Lifecycle Configuration Management. SMEs have the same challenges as large companies when it comes to running the business and staying competitive. Now IT executives in the SME have an award-winning solution that saves time and cuts cost by automating and streamlining tasks to plan, deploy, manage and secure desktops, servers and mobile devices.

The matrix42 solution is specifically geared for the SME market. Businesses in this segment currently have few right-size options because of IT vendor consolidations. SMEs are either over sold and have previous failed implementations due to the complexity of available solutions. Empirum SME assures that vital IT management issues are solved, and the bundled solution presents the right size and cost benefits for today's economic environment.

"The functional requirements of midsize organizations are similar to those of large, with desktops and servers supporting many business processes," notes Terrence Cosgrove, senior research analyst, Gartner. "The difference is midsize businesses rely on smaller IT staffs, their time to value is shorter and they are more vulnerable -- failure of any hardware or software impacts revenues, reduces productivity and sours customer relationships. Midsize organizations should place ease of use and deployment at the top of their requirements lists but should also ensure their success by getting training, implementation and support. Bundled solutions help SME customers keep costs down while providing the complete set of tools and disciplines they need to prevent a failed implementation attempt." [Ed. Note: "Toolkit Case Study: Successful PC Life Cycle Management Implementation" authored by Terence Cosgrove, Feb. 26, 2008, ID Number: G00155436]

For more than a decade, the matrix42 company and Empirum products have enjoyed a reputation for delivering the best quality, value and reliability in tools for PC Life Cycle Configuration Management. In a recent customer survey, matrix42 customers gave a 97% customer satisfaction rating. Developed and engineered at its headquarters in Germany, Empirum products provide easy-to-use solutions for complex IT Lifecycle problems and deliver the highest performance and accuracy to manage business operations. Customers worldwide from diverse industries, including insurance products and services, broadcasting, healthcare, and consumer services attest to Empirum's product reliability and the high-quality service and support provided by matrix42.

"Empirum SME is coming to market to provide the hallmark qualities of the full enterprise solution, and offers the same engineering depth, functionality and simplicity," said Richard Ashe, vice president of global marketing, and North American business development matrix42. "The only constant in business is change. SMEs require the same IT power to manage the changes that effect business productivity, security and time to market. Empirum SME with its flexibility and ease of use lets IT get on top of the critical changes in PC Lifecycle management to help any company save time, reduce costs and maintain a competitive edge."

Empirum SME "Success Pack" Pricing and Availability

Priced at $55 per license, the package includes:

--  Empirum 2008: Inventory, OS Installer, Software & Patch Management,
    either Personal Backup or Easy Recovery
--  Basic training for up to 4 (excludes travel and expenses)
--  5 day professional implementation
--  12 months phone and online support
--  12 months software update service (maintenance)
--  1 annual site visit
    

The Empirum SME delivers comprehensive systems management solutions that completely integrate to make business easier.

About matrix42

matrix42 is an independent software company and the developer of Empirum, a leading IT Life Cycle Management solution that allows companies to manage servers, desktops, laptops and mobile devices in a totally automated and highly efficient way. Companies such as BMW Switzerland, T-Systems, Gerling and ING-DiBa are among its many customers. matrix42 serves customers directly and through its international partner network. For more information, visit www.matrix42.com.

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