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Solving Desktop Challenges in Education

This document explains how Desktop Authority Management Suite from Dell provides the granular control over Windows desktops and applications that higher education and K-12 organizations need to increase efficiency, reduce costs, meet internal requirements and enhance overall security.

Just like any other workplace, higher education (HED) and even K-12 institutions rely heavily on technology, and a key part of their infrastructures is a network of Windows computers. The IT departments that manage those computers have always faced an extraordinary range of demands, but with the current sluggish economy there is new pressure to do more with less; roll out new projects and initiatives; tighten security; deliver updates and provide greater mobility to students and faculty— all while reducing the bottom line. To meet these challenges, IT departments need to automate and centralize labor-intensive functions and eliminate time-consuming manual tasks, while achieving greater security and lower energy costs. This document explains how to achieve some of these goals
in Windows desktop management in an education setting. Dell has a long track record of helping IT professionals in the education sector, and provides solutions designed for the overworked, under-resourced administrator with a wide variety of responsibilities. Desktop Authority Management Suite, a solution that is low in complexity yet high in value, provides HED and K-12 organizations the granular control over all Windows desktops and applications that they need to increase efficiency, reduce costs, meet internal requirements and enhance overall security.