Desktop Management & Deployment
In corporate environments and in your very own workplace, desktop upgrades are a common practice that could very extensive and tedious if not properly planned out and executed properly. Microsoft produces a new operating system every few years and with a new release usually means an end of life to the next operating system in line. Having all users under an operating system that is no longer supported by Microsoft is a major risk in security as well as potential business problems that could evolve as well.
The need for these upgrades there are so many variables that have to be included:
- Assessment of existing desktops/infrastructure/software
- Determining what the needs of the deployment are:
- Operating system upgrade
- New desktop deployment with operating system upgrade
- Full infrastructure change from monitoring to the desktop hardware/software
- Application/Software Deployment
- Centralized location for Updates/Images
- Managed through System Center Configuration Manager 2012
- Backup/Recovery Strategies
- Communication of the changes being performed
- Maintaining a project timeline to minimize business downtime Some other questions to be considered:
- What are the minimal requirements for the operating system you are upgrading to?
- Will all of your existing applications work on this new operating system?
- How will the infrastructure be monitored?
- What training will be needed for End Users/Support Staff?
- How will desktops be management/updated?
- How can things get automated for more efficient rollouts?
- What does your current desktop inventory look like now and how old are workstations?
As you can see there are a great deal of decisions that need to get planned out and these are only a small set of examples on all the determining factors to a deployment like this. LegaSystems has a clear approach as to the best practices for your organization and the most efficient way to carry out projects like these with a great success rate at minimal downtime. Contact LegaSystems today to get on the right “path” to upgrading your organization and having a successful upgrade to Windows 7/Windows 8.