Las Vegas, NV— April 28, 2008 Lenovo and LANDesk today announced that Lenovo will offer LANDesk technology as the core of the new Lenovo ThinkManagement Console. The new console provides centralized inventory and reporting of Lenovo client hardware assets, Lenovo’s industry-leading ThinkVantage Technologies, as well as management of Intel vPro enabled devices. Integration tools are also provided to facilitate third party software offerings. The console will also seamlessly integrate into LANDesk’s management solutions, and will be marketed by Lenovo sales representatives and business partners.
Further integration of LANDesk solutions with Lenovo technologies will help customers reduce IT costs by secure automation of systems management functions through a single console included with Lenovo systems.
“Having these two vendors integrate their solutions provides me with the best possible tools to deliver value to my internal customers at SWBC,” said Gregory Lawler, CIO, Southwest Business Corporation. “I can easily demonstrate the time and money saved in a number of areas. For example, if we have 300 machines that need an update for one of our applications, we can now delver that update in minutes. If we had to install this update manually, it would take a team of technicians several days.”
All Lenovo notebook and desktop PC products manufactured since January 2002 are entitled to receive the Lenovo ThinkManagement Console for no additional charge. All Lenovo clients that support Lenovo ThinkVantage Technologies will support this new console. Additionally, versions that support non-Lenovo clients will be made available for a fee.
Customers using Intel vPro technologies will receive additional benefits for VPro enablement and manageability. When combined with this LANDesk and Lenovo solution, Intel vPro technology helps customers reduce desk-side visits by up to by enabling IT organizations to monitor, diagnose, and repair PCs regardless of operating system or power state.
“Lenovo and LANDesk have made Intel vPro an important component in their offerings, which has helped change the face of IT by providing enhanced security, lower costs and shorter repair times beginning with the first systems implemented,” said Gregory Bryant,
vice president, Business Client Group, and general manager, Digital Office Platform Division. “In the end, IT is no longer saddled with just keeping its computer fleet running, but can now turn to strategic matters.”
Through the Lenovo ThinkManagement Console, IT administrators can quickly identify and contain security threats, heal systems, while continuous presence-checking helps protect against unsolicited agent tampering for greater security.
“Our strategic relationship with Lenovo has continued to yield the most proactive management solutions possible for our customers,” said Steve Daly, general manager, LANDesk. “The Lenovo ThinkManagement Console will enable IT organizations to quickly reduce costs, while helping to achieve positive top-line and bottom-line business results. Our joint solutions will enable customers to effectively automate lifecycle, systems and service management functions across laptops, desktops, servers and mobile devices from a single management console.”
For more information on the partnership between Lenovo and LANDesk, visit http://www.landesk.com/partner/lenovo/ThinkVantage.aspx.
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.
About LANDesk, an Avocent Company
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.
Avocent (NASDAQ: AVCT) delivers IT infrastructure management solutions that reduce operating costs, simplify management and increase the availability of critical, “always on” IT environments via integrated, centralized in-band and out-of-band hardware and software. Additional information is available at: www.avocent.com.
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