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Gartner Magic Quadrant for PC Life Cycle Configuration Management, 2007


Modest vendor movement occurred in the PC life cycle configuration management market this year, despite the emergence of innovative technologies that portend to shake up the market. Buying decisions still primarily focus on software distribution, inventory, patching and operating system deployment.

Published: 21 December 2007

ID: G00153428

Analyst(s): Terrence Cosgrove, Ronni Rosenstein

Table Of Contents
  • Market Overview
    • Market Definition/Description
  • Important Emerging Technologies
    • Virtualization/Streaming
    • Internet-Connected Device Management
    • Software Catalogs
    • Endpoint Security
  • Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria
    • Added
    • Dropped
  • Evaluation Criteria
    • Ability to Execute
    • Completeness of Vision
  • Leaders
  • Challengers
  • Visionaries
  • Niche Players
  • Vendor Strengths and Cautions
    • Avocent (LANDesk)
    • BMC
    • CA
    • FrontRange (enteo)
    • HP
    • matrix42
    • ManageSoft
    • Microsoft
    • Novell
    • Symantec (Altiris)
  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision

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