Members Save Time and Money with Proven Â“In the TrenchesÂ” Data Sharing and Advice on Complex Deployment Issues Gleaned from Community
Reston, Va. Â– October 24, 2007Â– AppDeploy.com, the InternetÂ’s largest free online community of application and computer administrators, continues to build momentum through community membership growth, increased site traffic, and valuable new enhancements. With over 18,000 registered members and more than 180,000 visitors per month, AppDeploy.com has become a proven and respected source for users to share their own Â“in the trenchesÂ” advice about complex software deployment issues Â– saving members precious time and money.
Â“Our vision from the beginning was to help administrators from all backgrounds get their arms around what can be a technically difficult subject,Â” said Bob Kelly, founder of AppDeploy.com and senior product manager at KACE. Â“With continued membership growth and hundreds of thousands of monthly visitors, the community at AppDeploy.com has become an invaluable resource to leverage during the software deployment phase, and I couldnÂ’t be more pleased.Â”
Throughout the third quarter of 2007, the professionals behind Appdeploy.com have further developed the usability and accessibility of the site through a new search engine, unique community polling feature, and an improved content submission process. The robust search engine exposes not only the wealth of information in the knowledge base, but also uncovers helpful tips and conversations in the user forums. The new polling feature collects industry-related feedback, offering users direct access and insight to industry trends. Additionally, the submission process has been streamlined to make contributing to the site easier for members, while ensuring the accuracy of submissions. These enhancements, combined with AppDeploy.comÂ’s reputation for offering expert advice, have resulted in a 20 percent increase in site traffic and thousands of new members over the past quarter.
The success of AppDeploy.com aligns with the results of a recent survey, completed by market research firm King Research, which reported 100 percent of IT professionals who participate in online communities benefit professionally, while an additional 85 percent found they benefit personally as well. The greatest professional gain cited was Â“doing a better job,Â” while the highest ranking personal advantage was professional development.
Â“AppDeploy.com has been an essential part of almost every package that weÂ’ve managed over the past two years,Â” said Christopher Blake, workstation administrator at Benchmark Group. Â“IÂ’m not sure which is more invaluable: KACEÂ’s KBOX appliance or AppDeploy! AppDeploy and the community of contributing IT professionals make my job much more manageable.Â”
"Stumbling across AppDeploy.com was one of the most productive discoveries IÂ’ve made,Â” said Leon Hewitt, systems engineer for Curtin University of Technology in Western Australia. Â“Because the Website is so incredibly easy to navigate, IÂ’m able to quickly search and find installation solutions for most applications Â– from command line switches to MSI modifications to registry fixes, AppDeploy has it all. AppDeploy is by far the most relevant and time saving resource for any technician involved in application deployment."
AppDeploy.com was acquired by KACE, the leading systems management appliance company, in July 2007. This relationship has sparked the continuous development of AppDeploy.comÂ’s online community, while integrating its extensive deployment knowledge base directly into the KBOX family of appliances in the form of an exclusive feature entitled Â“AppDeploy LiveÂ” (http://www.kace.com/products/appdeploylive.php).
AppDeploy.com is the leading destination for systems management professionals and the InternetÂ’s largest community of application and computer administrators.
AppDeploy.com is headquartered in Reston, Virginia. To learn more about AppDeploy.com, please visit http://www.appdeploy.com.
KACEÂ™ is the leading systems management appliance company. The award-winning KBOXÂ™ family of appliances delivers easy-to-use, comprehensive systems management capabilities. KACE customers usually install in one day at one-third the cost of software alternatives.
KACE is headquartered in Mountain View, California. To learn more about KACE and its product offerings, please visit http://www.kace.com or call 1-877-MGMT-DONE.
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