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In a world where technology is ubiquitous, effective desktop management has become an unavoidable necessity for businesses of all sizes. Several solutions exist and play an important role in helping Information Systems Departments to control and manage their computer parks in an optimal way.
These tools offer an array of features, ranging from managing configurations and software updates, to managing security and access control. In this article, we will explore and compare two solutions: ceBox from Wisper and System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) from Microsoft. In order to better understand their areas of application, their functionalities, performances, costs, as well as the experiences of the customers who have adopted them, we will explore the two solutions.
What are the differences between ceBox and SCCM? What are the pros and cons of ceBox and SCCM? Which solution to choose between ceBox and SCCM to best meet your needs?
So, without further ado, let's discover the comparison of the two solutions!
ceBox is a solution for managing, controlling and maintaining IT assets. Based on a technology of virtualization, ceBox makes it possible to deploy, manage and update environments and systems on all computers in an organization. Thanks to the centralized management and remote control, it is no longer necessary to go through each machine manually, which significantly reduces the time, effort and cost required to manage workstations.
SCCM meanwhile is a software edited by Microsoft, intended to manage large fleets of computers on systems Windows. It allows remote control, update management, asset inventory and IT asset compliance management.
SCCM is particularly recognized for its ability to manage large environments, offering great scalability and tight integration with other Microsoft products.
These two solutions offer different approaches to managing your IT systems and each has its own strengths. In the following sections, we'll dig deeper and compare these two solutions in more detail.
Although System Center Configuration Manager is designed to handle large environments and integrates seamlessly with other Microsoft products, it essentially revolves around the Microsoft environment, which significantly limits it.
For its part, being based on the integrated virtualization of workstations, ceBox is designed to perfectly deploy any Windows or Linux environment. However, if the user needs to have both environments, he can deploy them on the same computer.
Both solutions offer a computer asset management console, through which the actions to be taken on the computers are programmed.
They both offer a wide choice of features, but it is not always easy on the SCCM side to choose the best feature for the need. Indeed, the interface can seem intimidating for new users, and requires dedicated and relatively expensive training to be able to master the tool.
The console ceBox is on the contrary designed to be easy to use and intuitive. It offers an easy-to-understand interface, with clearly marked menus and smooth navigation. Core functions, such as system deployment and management, can be accessed directly from the main interface. You can build, deploy, update, and manage system images for your entire IT estate from one place.
ceBox offers simple and transparent pricing, adapted to each company, according to the number of users, the size of the organization and the specific needs. Thanks to the absence of the need for a server infrastructure, you will not have additional costs related to any installation to operate the solution.
Furthermore, SCCM can be an expensive solution, especially for small and medium-sized businesses. In addition to licensing costs, there may be costs associated with the equipment needed to operate it. Consulting or support services as well as training costs for administrators and users should also be taken into consideration, as the amounts can be relatively high.
By choosing the ceBox solution, you benefit from end-to-end support, from the expression of needs, to installation and deployment. The Wisper teams will assist you throughout the realization of your project. In addition, thanks to the consequent saving on the time associated with the maintenance of your workstations, you save considerably in investment costs. With ceBox, the average annual management cost of a workstation is significantly lower than that of SCCM ! And if you are a call center, ceBox saves you the average cost of service downtime — which is a real challenge for your business — thanks to its its redundancy management system ultra-efficient, using a VPN integrated !
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In conclusion, although Microsoft's System Center Configuration Manager is a complete solution and offers a wide choice of functionalities, it remains complex to set up and manage, and can require specialized training and be costly in terms of time and resources. With limited integration with non-Microsoft products, the solution may not be compatible with tools already existing in your company, which can be an advantage for companies already engaged in the Microsoft ecosystem.
On the other hand, ceBox with its ease of use and its centralized approach to workstation management, is an attractive alternative for your business. If you are looking to secure and simplify the management of your IT equipment (desktop and laptop) without having unpleasant surprises in relation to the investment costs, ceBox is the perfect solution for you.
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