(1) Software that manages computer systems in an enterprise, which may include any and all of the following functions: software distribution and upgrading, user profile management, version control, backup & recovery, printer spooling, job scheduling, virus protection and performance and capacity planning. Microsoft's Systems Management Server; its successor, System Center Configuration Manager 2007; and Novell's ZENworks are examples of systems management applications.|
Depending on organizational philosophy, systems management may include network management or come under it. See network management and configuration management.
(2) The management of systems development, which includes systems analysis & design, application development and implementation. See system development cycle.