LANDesk and SMS are similar types of products. They both provide computer management services for Windows computers. As to which is a better product, it really depends on your needs and environment. It's tough to give you a definite answer as to which is the better product, because each product works differently and offers different features. Its best to understand your environment and then determine which one fits best for you. This recent research review explains several different computer management products and includes both SMS 2003 (beta version) and the latest version of LANDesk.
This was first published in November 2003