ZENworks and other systems management tools do a great job of managing software and updates on corporate machines. Have you ever stopped to think about updating software in the most hostile of environments?
I mean the typical home computer. Crappy bandwidth, no management – and who knows what has been installed before. Also we can guess what state patching and anti-virus are in.
It’s tax return time – and I’m installing and updating TurboTax on Grania’s machine (she’s the one who does the money). TurboTax installed; updated itself, patched itself, added modules – without a hitch.
That’s a record I think enterprise software management should look to equal or better.