The impact of Dell's recent notebook battery recall is widespread, affecting approximately 15 percent of its laptops sold over the past two years. Are users in your enterprise at-risk? Organizations using matrix42's Empirum Inventory solution can know immediately which users may be in possession of notebook computers with the recalled Dell-branded lithium ion batteries with cells manufactured by Sony.
"Empirum customers can determine in seconds which users have a Dell notebook with the suspect battery so they can make a prompt exchange," explained Ronald L. Harrison, Chief Operating Officer for matrix42. "Otherwise, for enterprises with potentially hundreds of notebook computers, finding at-risk devices can be a time-consuming process."
The Dell recall illustrates the versatility and usefulness of Empirum Inventory, which provides an overview of all hardware and software in use. With the solution, administrators can track application usage and manage product licensing, and can also easily identify which hardware on the network might not be able to support rollouts of new software with specific system requirements, for example. As in the case of the recall, it can immediately determine if any of the enterprise-owned notebooks are affected.
Dell's recall of some 4.1 million batteries is one of the largest in consumer-electronics history. Because the Sony batteries are used by other PC makers, there is potential for the problem to expand. With Empirum Inventory, enterprises can have peace of mind.
Empirum Inventory is part of the Empirum Pro total lifecycle management suite for networked devices. The suite simplifies and automates tasks for IT staff, providing greater management control while increasing productivity and reducing costs.
matrix42's suite of Empirum products supports lifecycle management for networked devices, helping to reduce total cost of ownership (TCO). With Empirum, companies are able to achieve dramatic and long-term savings on their IT operational costs, while increasing their flexibility and efficiency. matrix42 customers include such leading names as Veritas, Nexus Management, Inc., AIG, T-Systems, Gerling and ING-DiBa. matrix42 corporate headquarters are located near Frankfurt, Germany, with branch offices in Vienna and Zurich. The company also maintains a U.S. subsidiary in Atlanta. To learn more, go to www.matrix42.com.