Getting IT costs under control is one of the biggest challenges facing small and medium businesses. Often an overlooked and underserviced market, Dell KACE sees an incredible opportunity in the SMB market. That’s why we’re launching the Dell KACE M300 Asset Management Appliance. For the first time, small businesses (up to 200 employees) will have an easy, cost-effective and reliable solution for managing routine IT tasks including hardware and software inventory, software license compliance and asset tracking and management.

The M300 is one of the most unique products on the market, for about the price of a laptop computer, IT administrators get visibility into the exact state of their computers, servers and peripheral equipment. The first in a new series of systems management appliances, the M300 is specifically designed from the ground up for the SMB market.

Key features of the KACE M300 include:

  • Device discovery and inventory for easy real-time assessment of hardware and software on all devices network-wide.
  • True compliance assessment permits IT administrators to manage multiple software titles with various licensing structures and reconcile software installations with license ownership.
  • Patch inventory tracks installed security updates and Windows service packs on computers connected to the network.
  • Dell warranty integration automatically retrieves warranty information for managed Dell computers and alerts administrators of pending expirations.
  • Alerts and notifications of PC inventory and software license compliance issues and the automatic creation of a “to do” list for achieving compliance.
  • Dashboards display network activity including recent changes and outstanding tasks.
  • Plug and play deployment allows the appliance to immediately begin providing hardware and software inventories.
  • Intuitive Web-based user interface accessible from the convenience of any desktop, laptop, or mobile device.

With the M300, even an overloaded IT generalist can be up and running in less than five minutes, and that’s just the beginning. An intuitive user interface allows IT administrators to streamline IT procedures with just a few points and clicks of a mouse. If you manage IT resources for a small business you can’t afford to miss taking a closer look at the M300—start saving time and money now!

To hear more from Rob Meinhardt about the M300 and see details about an upcoming webinar we'll be hosting on July 21st, please see his blog post.