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Revolutionized Application Reinstallation during a Windows OS Migration for 12,000 PCs

Revolutionized Application Reinstallation during a Windows OS Migration for 12,000 PCs

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Application Mapping automates and accelerates software reinstallation during Windows 7 migrations to deliver a better experience at reduced cost
Application Mapping automates and accelerates software reinstallation during Windows 7 migrations to deliver a better experience at reduced cost

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Published by: 1E : Empowering IT Efficiency on Sep 20, 2013
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1E.COMCASE STUDY Challenge
With the End-of-Support for Windows XP deadline approaching (8 April 2014), a large auction company realized it needed a robust solution to deliver its Windows 7 migration. At the same time it wanted to rationalize and standardize versions of all applications used across its 12,000-seat estate in 70 locations, as well as remove any software that was not being used.
Solution
Using 1E solutions AppClarity, Shopping and Nomad, combined with services from 1E consultants, the company was able to successfully migrate its entire estate to Microsoft Windows 7 in a few months. Users automatically got back only the applications they needed (based on their individual usage) in rationalized and updated versions resulting in
satised users and reduced license costs.
Business benets
Created software usage reports in minutes to become compliant
Able to standardize versions of software for users
Able to map applications based on usage
Reduced license costs
Completed work in a few months
ZERO-TOUCH  APP UPDATES FOR 12,000 PCs IN 70 LOCATIONS
 Application Mapping automates and accelerates software reinstallation during  Windows 7 migrations to deliver a better experience at reduced cost
WINDOWS 7 MIGRATION
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1E.COMZERO-TOUCH APP UPDATES FOR 12,000 PCs IN 70 LOCATIONS
With the clock ticking towards end of Extended Support for Microsoft Windows XP, there was a growing imperative for this auction company to migrate its entire computer estate to Microsoft Windows 7. The timescales were beginning to matter, especially as the company wanted to take advantage of the Operating System Deployment (OSD) opportunity to rationalize the number of software licenses as well as standardize application versions for users.
“For example, we had more than 12 different versions of Microsoft Ofce including 2003, Standard, Enterprise, Home and Student – in fact, every version of Ofce you can imagine,”
explains the Manager of Engineering. “We do not have strict policies around who gets which applications. When we looked at it, taking two similar departments in different
locations as an example, they do the same job, but each with different tools.”
Using a combination of Shopping and AppClarity has resolved
the issue where we had a signicant number of software licenses
being unused across the company. During the OS migration
process, users have been left satised by the speedy migration
process as they are left with all the applications that they expect to see, the data they use, as well as the personality of their machines, all without the normal hassle in upgrading computers.”Manager of Engineering, Auction Company
“People in similar roles have different applications installed. We needed a way to reimage
them and give them back their applications without having a dened list of what they
should have. Coming out of this on the other side, we wanted everybody to have the right applications that they need to be productive in their job. We based this on what they already had and used, but during the OSD they would get standardized (in many
instances, upgraded) and supported versions of the software.”
With 12,000 users across 70 locations the company needed an automated zero-touch solution that could handle the OSD and ensure users have the new Windows 7 image and the applications they need, as well as remove those that they are not using. “1E came to us with an Application Mapping solution which leveraged AppClarity and
Shopping along with some customization for our environment to complete the task.”
Rationalizing and standardizing versions for all licensed software across the enterprise
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1E.COMZERO-TOUCH APP UPDATES FOR 12,000 PCs IN 70 LOCATIONS
The ability for the company to be able to systematically rationalize applications using AppClarity was very important. AppClarity sits next to Microsoft System Center
Conguration Manager (SCCM) which has a very rich data collection in relation to software,
including software inventory, add/ remove programs, asset intelligence, software metering and similar data. It is a complex and laborious process to manually try to reconcile all that data into actionable information, even for a small subset of software.
The automation around the application side marries the automation that Nomad has enabled for zero-touch deployment of Windows 7 across our estate.”Manager of Engineering
AppClarity’s automated analysis and its extensive software catalog, normalize SCCM’s data, so administrators can easily see what software is installed as well as how it is categorized according to usage.This way all the application migration activities can focus on the applications that are most important to the organization.“Our goal was to give users the newest version of
an application and focus on the software that they actually use for their role,” says the
Manager of Engineering.An Operating System (OS) migration is a golden opportunity to do aggressive
rationalization and reclaim. Users expect to see a signicant amount of change
and a new user experience with the change in OS. And, adding usage to the mapping criteria means the organization can take advantage of this opportunity to reclaim unused software in order to save money.
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Adobe highly complimented the auction company during a recent vendor audit telling their software asset management team “You are
a model citizen.”
The company, who by that time had been using AppClarity for nearly a year, were easily able to run a report on all the Adobe products used in the company, and uninstall software that was no longer being used to ensure they were compliant.They were able to ensure that they had all the licenses they needed prior to the audit. “In the past what would have taken more than two weeks to
research now only takes a few minutes,”
says the Manager of Engineering, “We are able to run a report that
identies the publisher, product,
number of licenses, usage and
estimated value.”
“Before AppClarity we had a blind spot
about usage,” he asserts. Now not only
is the company compliant, it has been able to save $70,000 through reclaiming unused Adobe software.

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