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Dell KACE Named a Strong Performer in Enterprise Client Management Suites Report by Independent Research Firm.

* Features excellent OS management, OS migration, patch and ad hoc reporting capabilities

ROUND ROCK, Texas -- Dell KACE today announced it was named as a "strong performer" in the May 2012 report: "The Forrester Wave[TM]: Enterprise Client Management Suites Q2 2012." The report recognized Dell KACE as, "the only fully appliance-based solution in the Wave evaluation, and customers report quick ramp-up and excellent results in smaller environments." Forrester evaluated Dell KACE on 62 separate key criteria for hybrid physical, virtual and mobile client management needs.

The report highlights the excellent OS management, OS migration, patch and ad hoc reporting capabilities of Dell KACE solutions. Dell KACE also received recognition for being easy to implement and delivers functionality and modules from the appliances that communicate with each other and share a common web interface. Dell has positioned itself very well for small to midsize markets with the KACE product line because small and medium enterprises often lack the resources and skills needed to deploy and manage a comprehensive or complex solution and are less likely to need advanced features.

Forrester evaluated vendor strengths and weaknesses, vendor responses, demonstrations and strategic presentations. Customer references also played a key role in determining their ROI from vendor's solution. The criteria focused on current offerings, strategy and market presence.

"We take a lot of pride on building systems management solutions that quickly save our customers time and money, which, in our opinion, is reinforced by this independent report," said Steve Plume, director of marketing for Dell KACE. "As the only appliance-based solution on the market today, we continue to execute on our strategy to deliver easy-to-use, comprehensive and affordable systems management solutions for organizations with up to 10,000 endpoints including virtual and mobile environments."

The report evaluated the Dell KACE K1000 System Management Appliance and K2000 System Deployment Appliance which are available as both physical and virtual appliances. In March 2012, Dell KACE announced the launch of ITNinja to provide the best online community experience for IT administrators. Content from ITNinja can also be leveraged by Dell KACE customers directly through the Dell KACE Appliance Management Console, providing expertise contextually saving IT teams time on common computer administration tasks.

About Dell

Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and services that give them the power to do more. Dell provides system-management solutions for customers of all sizes and system complexity. The award-winning Dell KACE family of appliances delivers easy-to-use, comprehensive, and affordable systems management capabilities for organizations of all sizes. For more information, visit http://www.dell.com/KACE or follow the conversation at http://twitter.com/DellKACE.

Helpful Links

* Dell KACE Management Appliance

* Dell KACE Deployment Appliance

* Dell KACE Virtual Systems Management Appliances

* ITNinja Community
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