BigFix worked from day one, providing what we’ve never had before: complete visibility and total confidence that data is accurate and up-to-date.

Jeff Lemke, Director of IT Site Operations, Career Education Corporation

Business challenge

Career Education Corporation used a fragmented endpoint management system to track thousands of endpoints at 80 campuses and 10 offices. It needed to centrally manage software and hardware assets.


CEC selected the IBM® BigFix® solution as its software asset management tool and extended it to hardware asset management, patching, antivirus updating and laptop encryption.


  • 20,000 endpoints managed enterprise-wide including classrooms to ensure student computers are safe and secure
  • Reduces overhead with a unified platform where updates can be applied universally even in a mixed OS and multi- device environment

  • 92% reduction in license expenditures by removing guesswork and calculating a more exact demand for product licenses

Solution category

  • Security Solutions