Who are some of the other main players in the market that compete with Microsoft's MOM? Do you think there is anything better than MOM out there today?
Well -- that's tough. There are a lot of folks that want to compete with Microsoft. CA, IBM, and Altiris are all strong competitors. Microsoft realized this, which is why MOM exists. Fortunately, Microsoft has delivered a solid product with the 2005 version and things are looking great for future versions.
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