Review: Dell Cloud Connect Does Thin Client Right


Back End And Bottom Line

Pulling it all together for the enterprise is the Cloud Client Manager, a cloud-based system for managing users, groups and devices, and the applications they can access. The free version makes you choose between global and per-device security policies, and offers asset tracking, remote commands (such as device wipe), real-time reporting and analytics, and management for as many as 25 devices and three admins. For $3 per device per month, Dell adds the ability to manage Mobile Workspace and PocketCloud connections, stock and manage an app store, perform Active Directory imports, set policies by group, user, device or globally, and receive over-the-air firmware updates and phone support. Dell plans to integrate CCM with its other enterprise management systems, but did not say when. Shipping since Jan. 29, the Cloud Connect lists for $129 or $99 when bundled with certain Dell 20-, 23- and 27-inch touch displays.