The administrator’s job begins even before software is purchased, and does not end until applications have been fully upgraded to the next version, or removed from managed devices.
Plan: Control budgets with data-based planning
You can’t afford to discover surprise expenses during software rollouts: target computers that don’t meet the application’s hardware requirements, don’t have the prior version already installed (for upgrades), or require an OS update before installing.
At best, these things will delay the rollout. At worst, they will result in “shelfware,” because your budget simply can’t cover the unplanned expenses.
Reduce those risks with the detailed inventory reporting in FileWave. Easy-to-use filters allow you to plan for hardware or OS upgrades before you even purchase the software. Fully informed planning optimizes your spending and your staff’s time.
Rollout: Software distribution that’s efficient and effective
For simple rollouts, FileWave supports standard software packages, such as Windows MSI or Apple PKG files. To take full advantage of FileWave’s patented File-level Distribution, Fileset Magic lets you easily create your own packages, reducing the need to rely on end-user interactions to install.
FileWave Booster technology and checkpoint restart combine to ensure that applications are installed even on highly distributed networks, or unreliable connections.
Maintain: Keep applications running where they belong
Whether it’s inadvertent or malicious, applications are sometimes removed or altered on devices. FileWave’s patented Self-healing reduces help desk calls and keeps mission-critical applications in place by automatically repairing corrupted files, or reinstalling missing software.
Finally, administrators can protect systems from security exploits through Patch Management of both operating systems and applications.