IBM has made its first update to ImageUltra Builder, a software development kit that aids resellers and large businesses to manage the software images of large fleets of personal computers.
Now branded under IBM’s “ThinkVantage” marketing, version 1.1 of the software delivers important new functionality. The first version of Image UltraBuilder managed fleets of PCs with multiple operating systems, applications, configuration settings and data - but only for fleets of IBM personal computers. Version 1.1 on the other hand, can manage fleets of personal computers manufactured by multiple vendors, at higher cost to the end user.
The software kit is available for IBM Business Partners to buy for their own use in deploying fleets of computers, and to resell to other medium and large businesses. The new version costs $2136 for a 30-client license plus additional charges (between $25-$29 per additional IBM PC or between $53-$58 for additional ‘non-IBM’ clients).