As more applications are deployed to the IT estate, so increases the need to be able to install, manage and support easily. In years gone by applications were installed either with a CD or by downloading the application from the web.
Gone are the days of an engineer running around the building or even the country to deploy new or upgraded applications across the business. These days applications can be held centrally and distributed at the press of a button.
Over time applications within a business can become out of sync and this can result in different user experiences and also can present licence challenges. Crucially when applications are held and managed centrally each user gets the same version and configuration to use.
Also, any updates to the applications are implemented centrally and then distributed uniformly to all users. You will also have a database of all applications, their version and will be able to easily report on usage.
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