7 enterprise management tools for shops with a tight budget

Leaders in IT shops with tight budgets (and aren't they all these days?) might want to take a look at these enterprise management tools that cost under $10,000.

Considering the current economic picture, "shops with a tight budget" pretty much describes every shop these days. Michael Biddick, writing a piece for InformationWeek, talks about seven tools for under $10,000 that can help organizations monitor their environments efficiently.

His favorites are:

  • Belarc's BelManage
  • Hobbit Monitor
  • Atlassian's Jira
  • SolarWinds' Orion NPM
  • PacketTrap Networks' PacketTrap PT360
  • Splunk
  • Ipswitch's WhatsUp Gold

Click here to see the prices and Biddick's reason for recommendation.


Toni Bowers is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and is the award-winning blogger of the Career Management blog. She has edited newsletters, books, and web sites pertaining to software, IT career, and IT management issues.

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