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Opmantek’s Virtual Appliance [SMART 100, 2018]

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1. THE BEGINNING

This innovation initially came to life when…

Keith Sinclair released NMIS in 1999 as an open source network management system, and it was the only of it’s kind in the world. Similarly when Mark Unwin developed Open-AudIT almost 20 years ago, there was a lack of affordable IT discovery and auditing solutions on the market. These two products now form the core of Opmantek’s Virtual Appliance, and are enhanced by the commercial modules (opCharts, opConfig, opEvents, opReports, opFlow, opHA, opSLA, opAddress and opTrends), which ensure Opmantek remains at the forefront of innovation in the IT environment and continues to transform the way users do business.

2. WHAT & HOW

The purpose of this innovation is to…

..service the network management, inventory, discovery and auditing needs of organisations are the world through innovative solutions. Opmantek’s Virtual Appliance delivers customers the complete range of Opmantek’s solutions in one easy to download and install solution.

It does this by…

… our engineers regularly updating NMIS, Open-AudIT and the commercial modules forming the Virtual Appliance to deliver new functionality and features and implement user feedback and suggestions from the Opmantek Community, in order to ultimately ensure the innovative development of all solutions and the Virtual Appliance as a whole based on market needs and positive experience of users.

3. PURPOSE & BENEFITS

This innovation improves on what came before because…

It makes it easier for IT people to undertake network management and auditing to increase productivity and gain more control and flexibility in their IT environment. The Virtual Appliance appeals to users due to lower cost, higher scalability, richer and more flexible in feature set, ability to operate in more diverse environments, faster speed of implementation and ease to maintain.

Its various benefits to the customer/end-user include…

The Virtual Appliance has been developed through identification and analysis of customer needs to ensure they effectively solve real life problems and allow users to gain more control and flexibility while discovering, auditing, managing, analysing and visualising their IT environment.

4. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

In the past, this problem was solved by…

Setting up a server on a network, installing each of our individual software elements and then configuring them in a command line environment. Now, the software comes prepackaged, it takes as long as a coffee to make and has all our software installed and available through a web portal with professional UI.

5. TARGET MARKET

It is made for…

IT people all over the world! Almost every organisation can benefit from Opmantek’s Virtual Appliance. At Opmantek, we like to think we were born global, and from the outset, the company has operated using a highly innovative digital marketing strategy attracting thousands of customers from over 130 countries, with a new software download every 6 minutes many believe Opmantek to be the fastest growing enterprise software company in the world. While Australian born in 2010, Opmantek now have offices in 5 countries, in order to serve the global demand for the company’s solutions.

It is available for sale through…

The Opmantek website. To summarise our deployment strategy, Opmantek uses a freemium distribution model for our products. This means that users download and activate the products themselves in their own environment, with support from Opmantek engineers when required.

Our marketing strategy is to…

More or less let our solutions sell themselves through the freemium model and benefits while offering support to retain users. Engineers provide support via email and in the Opmantek Community, while Webinars are also made available, as are blog posts, in order to pre-empt the queries of users and explain the benefits of all Opmantek’s solutions, including the Virtual Appliance.

 

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