Educational institutions have many of the same cost and productivity concerns as the private sector so it makes sense for them to seek similar tools to help increase their ability to manage their infrastructure and control costs.
Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) December 15, 2011
CrossTec Corporation reports today that now more than ever, schools are starting to implement CrossTec EMS into their IT programs. CrossTec EMS is an IT Asset Management (ITAM) software tool that gives schools, businesses, and government agencies the ability to streamline their IT management and reduce costs by giving them a full look into hardware and software inventory and usage levels in their organization.
CrossTec EMS has been very popular in the business and government sectors but is gaining in popularity in schools. Experts believe this may be due to the fact that schools are now dealing with slimmer budgets than ever before and see value in CrossTec EMS’ ability to track asset availability and usage levels, giving more insight into cost savings mechanisms as well as increased opportunity for higher ROI.
“Educational institutions have many of the same cost and productivity concerns as the private sector,” says Jeff Richards, VP of Sales for CrossTec. “So it makes sense for them to seek similar tools to help increase their ability to manage their infrastructure and control costs.”
By leveraging the software metering feature, IT managers can track how many licenses of given applications they currently own as well as usage levels on those applications. They are able to track which users are using the applications and for how long, giving them the ability to accurately plan future software purchases based on actual usage levels.
IT managers are also enabled to view a full list of hardware in their organization which can be sorted by a number of variables, including: manufacturer, processor type/speed, RAM installed, available RAM slots for expansion, hard drive space, and more. This allows IT managers to quickly and easily track which computers need to be replaced and which computers can be repurposed as the time comes.
CrossTec EMS comes with a variety of alerts that can be implemented to notify IT personnel immediately when a problem arises in their organization. This can range from application start/stop alerts, disk space alerts, windows system and event log alerts, and more.
To cut down on support and software implementation time, CrossTec EMS has a software distribution tool which provides IT managers with the ability to create software installation packages and schedule a distribution of that package to a group of users, to a department, or the entire organization. This saves a considerable amount of time and is crucial for schools which have previously reduced their IT staff.
For a full list of features on CrossTec EMS or for information on other CrossTec products, please visit http://www.crosstecsoftware.com.
CrossTec Corporation will be hosting a webinar titled “9 Ways CrossTec EMS will Save You Money” on December 15. You can register for the webinar at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/899825417
If you are unable to make the webinar on December 15th, they are also hosting a webinar titled “Software Metering & Cost Savings With CrossTec EMS” on January 25. You can register for this webinar at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/295445528
About CrossTec Corporation:
CrossTec Corporation, headquartered in Boca Raton, FL, has been a leading provider of software solutions for schools since 1996, including the award winning CrossTec SchoolVue brand of classroom management software. CrossTec’s mission is to empower IT departments and tech coordinators by offering a combination of education-tested products, substantial feature sets, superior value, and unparalleled customer service. For more information on CrossTec Corporation, the CrossTec family of products, or to speak to a product representative, please call 800-675-0729.