Don't miss an insight. Subscribe to Techopedia for free.


Computer Management Software

What Does Computer Management Software Mean?

Computer management software is a tool that can automate all or most of the management, maintenance and monitoring tasks of a computer.The tool can execute tasks and processes necessary to keep a computer running or operating in an optimal condition.


Computer management software is also known as PC or desktop management software.

Techopedia Explains Computer Management Software

Computer management software provides workflow/process automation and management services such as the following:

  • Installing, updating and configuring the computer’s operating system with the latest updates/patches.
  • Automating, scheduling and executing virus/malware/vulnerability scans on a computer.
  • Identifying and troubleshooting hardware, software and/or network or connection errors.
  • Monitoring, recording and reporting hardware/software/network/Internet usage statistics.
  • Optimizing a computer system for speed/performance and/or responsiveness.
  • Managing and updating device drivers and/or software applications.
  • Providing remote access to a computer to an administrator or user.

Related Terms