“Why should I pay for an IT management tool? I get WSUS free with Windows!”
While WSUS might come with Windows, it is certainly not free. There are hidden expenses to consider. Looking at the number of hours wasted and additional software needed to fully manage your environments, WSUS comes out as more expensive than any paid-for IT management software.
According to analysis by Tolly, using WSUS requires an average of 2,454 hours of labor per year. With an assumed IT labor rate of $50/hour, that’s $122,700 a year! Then you have to factor in the management of servers, Mac devices, Linux devices, and third-party software.
Spending so many resources on only updating your Windows OS is a dramatic waste of the time your IT team could spend on more critical or interesting projects.
Implementing a solution, such as Cloud Management Suite, will simplify your deployment process. From a single browser CMS can manage PCs, Macs, and Linux devices, as well as devices inside and outside the network. You can also deploy third-party software, track task status, generate reports, and more. You can patch everything, everywhere, all from the cloud.
With an IT management solution like this, you save money. The cost of the software is offset by the time and resources reallocated into IT projects that improve your company.