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Acresso Announces AdminStudio for LANDesk Management Suite; Speeds the Delivery of Reliable Applications, Reducing Total Cost of Ownership for Desktop Management

OEM Agreement Brings Streamlined Application Customization and Management to LANDesk Users

Schaumburg, IL - Jul 8, 2009 - Acresso Software today announced a new, multi-year OEM agreement with Avocent's LANDesk division to provide a free limited version of the AdminStudio application readiness solution to users of the latest version of the LANDesk Management Suite. Available today, the AdminStudio Limited Edition for LANDesk Management Suite enables IT administrators to capture information about applications, customize those applications for their organization's needs, and hand off the prepared applications to the LANDesk Management Suite 8.8 for deployment. The end result is reduced total cost of ownership for desktop management in the enterprise.

Over 10,000 companies around the world use AdminStudio to manage application readiness, OS migrations, and new application rollouts for traditional (MSI) and virtualized environments. Software deployments and OS migrations are among the riskiest functions of IT. Deploying a poorly prepared or tested software package can crash mission-critical applications, slow productivity, and send help desk costs soaring. The AdminStudio Limited Edition for LANDesk Management Suite gives those customers the automated tools they need to ensure MSI packages deploy successfully. The AdminStudio Limited Edition for LANDesk Management Suite includes basic functionality to help IT organizations prepare applications, including:

  • a limited version of the AdminStudio Repackager, helps ensure system changes and data are captured properly to better align the customized application or patch for the enterprise's needs
  • a full version of the AdminStudio Tuner, the key to amend, modify, or remove information from a Windows Installer package or transform, ensuring they conform to Microsoft guidelines and organization-specific requirements
  • a special AdminStudio Distribution Wizard, simplifies distribution of the final Windows Installer package (MSI) to the LANDesk Management Suite or to a network location, FTP server or an administrative location

LANDesk customers can access the AdminStudio Limited Edition LANDesk Management Suite at the Acresso website.

Avocent's LANDesk software is a two-time winner of the prestigious "Best of the Test" award from Network World, an IDG company (2009, 2007), has earned high honors from Network World's test lab, and has won Network World's "Clear Choice Test" award for three consecutive years (2008, 2007 and 2006).

"AdminStudio has been the go-to toolset chosen by LANDesk users for application preparation, and we're pleased to work with Acresso to provide this important technology to our customers, which enables end users to manage application readiness and rollouts with ease" said Coby Gurr, product line manager in Avocent's LANDesk division. "This alignment allows LANDesk to focus on other PC lifecycle management capabilities, with the assurance that our customers can easily create reliable, error-free packages."

"In today's economy, all organizations can benefit from a reliable application readiness tool to help the IT team increase efficiency and save money," said Steve Schmidt, vice president of product management for Acresso. "This OEM agreement gives LANDesk users greater access to basic automated AdminStudio tools that start a successful deployment, increasing PC system reliability, improving productivity, and cutting IT costs."

Supporting Materials for All Journalists:

  • AdminStudio datasheet
  • Virtual Applications, Real Advantages white paper
  • Benchmark of AdminStudio application virtualization support

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