Miradore Partners with Apptria Technologies to Bring World-Class Software Asset Management in its All-in-One IT Management Solution
Fully Integrated IT Device Lifecycle and Configuration Management Solution Increases the Efficiency of Managed Service Providers, Multi-Platform Approach Helps Making Device Diversity Manageable
Helsinki, Finland and Seattle, WA, USA — May 14, 2012 — Miradore and Apptria Technologies announced today a partnership deal that brings enhanced Software Asset Management capabilities into Miradore’s automated IT device lifecycle and configuration management solution. The integration of Apptria Technologies’ extensive software catalog into the Miradore platform automates complete and accurate identification of software residing on managed desktops and servers.
Miradore is focused on serving Managed Service Providers (MSPs) to whom organizations outsource the management of their IT infrastructure. With Miradore, MSPs have a single dashboard view and remote access to their customers’ network environments. Controlling multi-customer IT infrastructure via a single console , significantly increases operational efficiency. The all-in-one solution enables hardware and software asset management, configuration management, OS deployment and software distribution, and other critical IT functions such as back-up, monitoring and power management.
The integration of Apptria Technologies’ extensive software catalog into the Miradore IT management solution brings MSPs a methodology for translating application information discovered on corporate desktops and servers into software titles that properly represent licensed application versions and editions. This software recognition process delivers data that accurately reflect an organization’s application inventory and license position—and further, normalizes the data so it can be tied to other IT functions such as configuration management and software deployment.
Thanks to the fully integrated Apptria Software Catalog, MSPs using Miradore enjoy automated reconciliation of discovered application data with licensed software titles, freeing up resources from the previously manual task to other core IT initiatives on behalf of their customers.
According to Kristian Järnefelt, Miradore CEO, “We are thrilled by the extended capabilities we gain through the partnership with Apptria Technologies as it brings our Software Asset Management capability to the same level as some well established best-of-breed tools. This is a significant milestone in our strategy to offer the most comprehensive Software-as-a-Service based IT management suite in the market. By outsourcing the development and maintenance of the software catalog to Apptria rather than doing the work ourselves, we can provide these capabilities to our MSP customers at low cost and focus our own technical resources on strategic business priorities.”
With a global footprint of over 21 million desktops, the Apptria Software Catalog has rapidly become the “gold standard” for software recognition. Maintained by a dedicated team of researchers, the database grows daily through contributions from its extensive network of partners and end users, as well as data provided by software publishers. By taking advantage of this crowdsourced model, Miradore can ensure its MSP customers’ software recognition capabilities remain continuously up-to-date and relevant within their customers’ ever-changing desktop environments.
Kris Barker, co-founder of Apptria Technologies, commented, “Miradore is a genuine innovator and strategic leader in the global IT device lifecycle management market, and recognizes the growing significance of Software Asset Management discipline among IT service providers. We are pleased that Miradore chose the Apptria Software Catalog to elevate its software recognition and Software Asset Management capabilities. Through this partnership and others, we are able to invest in further development of our software catalog and ensure we continue to meet our OEM partners’ evolving needs.”