Managing the Kier Group’s IT infrastructure must have sometimes felt as demanding as constructing one of the company’s complex construction projects. Against a backdrop of company expansion, this leading UK construction firm relied on an inconsistent approach to managing its 4,500 desktops, a manual policy for patch management, and no process to tracking software and hardware assets. Altiris software from Symantec has changed all this. This leading, service-oriented management solution is being used by Kier Group to easily manage, secure, and service its IT assets. An integrated portfolio of Altiris solutions were used in mid 2005 to migrate 4,500 desktops and laptops across 28 offices to Microsoft Office in just two months. As a result, the company has better control of its patch management to improve business continuity and strengthen the security of its network; and it now also benefits from a wide-ranging audit of its hardware and software assets.