Best of British Wins Network Management Product of the Year

PC-Duo Enterprise beats the competition at Networking Industry Awards for its unique approach to desktop management

Tamworth, Staffordshire, UK – 3rd July 2003 – Vector Networks Ltd. (, a provider of desktop management solutions that reduce the cost of owning PCs, today announced that its product PC-Duo Enterprise v2.0 has won Network Management Product of the Year at the 10th annual Networking Industry Awards 2003.

Chairman of Vector Networks, Ray Clethro says, “The Network Management market-place has many excellent products, so to win Network Management Product of the Year is a tremendous honour. PC-Duo Enterprise is unique – its modular architecture allows our customers to tailor a solution to meet their specific needs and the simple installation and minimal configuration quickly delivers the fast ROI that organisations are demanding”

He continues “The award is a tribute to our employees’ energy, commitment and professionalism without whom PC-Duo Enterprise would not have achieved this distinction.”

Jane Murphy, Portfolio Director, Networks for Business commented, “We would like to congratulate Vector on its PC-Duo Enterprise product. After careful consideration, the judges felt that this product is the one that has been embraced by the end user community, and therefore, deservedly won the Network Management Product of the Year Award.”

An independent panel of leading professionals within the networking industry judges the Networking Industry Awards, organised by CMP Information in conjunction with Networks for Business 2003. The annual product awards are given in recognition of the success of those companies leading the way in the voice and data networking market. The Network Management Product of the Year 2003 was awarded to PC-Duo Enterprise based on its functionality, innovation, performance, configuration, resilience, ease of use, price and customer experiences.

“The award is of great value and shows we are leading the desktop management market. We are about to launch a new global reseller development programme and the prestige of winning this award in a very competitive market gives added recognition for PC-Duo Enterprise.” said Phil Robinson, Channel Marketing Manager, Vector Networks.

PC-Duo Enterprise is a first-of-breed modular desktop management suite allowing IT organisations the flexibility to purchase and implement functional modules as required. The suite includes Inventory Management, Software Metering, Software Distribution, Diagnostics, Remote Control and web-based HelpDesk Issue Tracking modules. There are 39 different combinations of modular architecture available to meet the specific needs of corporations without them having to buy software whose functionality overlaps with existing software or performs functions unnecessary for their organisation. The product is capable of easily implemented scalability and can be used out of the box with minimal additional configuration and no expensive consulting services.

The Networking Industry Awards announced the winners last week at a presentation gala ceremony held at the NEC, Birmingham on the first day of the Networks for Business event. The 2003 winners and details about the awards can be viewed online at

For more details on the Networking Industry Awards 2003, visit

About Vector Networks
Vector Networks Group specialises in the development and marketing of Windows-based desktop management software for the enterprise market. Through Vector’s ever-increasing reseller channel and direct sales, the company services customers in over 40 countries with software installed on over 3.5 million PCs. Vector Networks is positioned for exponential growth with its focus on acquiring products and companies with complementary technology. Development over the coming months will be high-paced to provide additional modules that further expand the functionality of the PC-Duo Enterprise product.

For a free 30-day evaluation copy of PC-Duo Enterprise v2.0 visit

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