CA Technologies (the company formerly known as Computer Associates) has announced the latest version of its CA IT Client Manager, an enterprise-level IT inventory and deployment system for managing both physical and virtualized systems and applications.
The new CA IT Client Manager r12.5 now includes green IT assessment features, an enhanced virtualization platform, and extended Windows 7 support. CA says that every element of this updated management system is focused on the automation of time-consuming and labor-intensive processes to enable workforce mobility. The product is also attuned to prevent data leaks from client devices; all of which should logically lead to users minimizing total power consumption and reducing cost.
Matching corporate sustainability initiatives while at the same time reducing costs is no simple task. CA says that it has developed its product to make both goals possible by working to fully support Windows 7, which helps streamline new platform migration. CA IT Client Manager is also focused on planning and implementation challenges, as well as process management, reporting, and on-going support.
Maintaining end-user productivity while reducing deployment risk is central to the IT management headache for any complex enterprise-level heterogeneous environment. CA says that ITCM r12.5 is positioned to address these issues by giving customers the ability to manage workspaces and not just the device infrastructure, without sacrificing security, time, or cost.
“Enterprises are looking to transform the traditional desktop from a static infrastructure into a dynamic, virtual workspace that’s always available and always accessible, promising organizations increased end-user productivity and business agility,” said Roger Pilc, general manager of CA Technologies virtualization and automation customer solutions unit.
CA ITCM r12.5 also helps support corporate sustainability initiatives with built-in Green IT analytics that enable customers to optimize power management settings based on asset type, and establish timing parameters for monitors and hard drives.