Microsoft's System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) allows system administrators to manage large groups of client operating systems.
In addition, it provides remote control, patch management, software distribution, operating system deployment and hardware and software inventory.
CIT IT technical staff can utilize a number of endpoint management services to support efficient maintenance of computing devices across the Cork Insititute of Technology organisation.
With the introduction of SCCM it enables employees to access the corporate applications that they need to be productive from anywhere, on whatever device they choose, while helping protect corporate information.
SCCM administers client systems and offer improved visibility and enforcement options for maintaining system compliance. It streamlines operations with a unified infrastructure that integrates device management and protection across mobile, physical, and virtual environments.
Most SCCM processes go unnoticed. Software updates are transmitted to each computer at a speed that allows computer tasks to proceed without interruption or delay. SCCM works in the background.
Necessary updates are applied the next time a computer powers up. For this reason, it's desirable that computers are powered down at the end of the work day. Every so often, a particular update requires a restart or multiple restarts of the computer. If someone is logged in, a reboot notification appears in the bottom right corner of the monitor.