P R O D U C T S H E E T
Cutting the time and cost of OS deployments
Migrating to Windows 7 and Windows 8 is optimized with 1E solutions and services
Upgrading to a new operating system like Windows 7 or 8 can be very expensive, complicated and
time consuming. Using Microsoft System Center 2012 Conguration Manager and 1E technologies
you can address the most challenging of scenarios. We employ proven software tools and business-focused technical consulting to deliver an extensible, end-to-end operating system deployment
solution all without any servers and with zero impact on the business trafc on your network.
Simple steps to optimizing Windows 7 and Windows 8 deployments
Understand usage data and compatible applications
AppClarity™ leverages Microsoft Conguration Manager
to instantly obtain an accurate picture of all deployedapplications. Each software install is instantly analysed todetermine if it is used, occasionally used or unused. It will mapout-of-date and incompatible installations across your estate.
Clean up IT environment and ensure computer health
Unused licenses can be harvested from machines using apolicy-based approach. When a license is unused it can bereclaimed automatically or with user consultation. WakeUp®determines computer health through 27 health checks whichare performed on each PC prior to migration to maximizethe number of PCs which will be candidates for zero-touchmigrations.
Shop for Opersating System upgrades:
Shopping™ gives users an easy-to-use wizard to schedulemigration or deployment themselves. Users can schedule themigration out-of-hours or at a time when it is convenient tothem so it does not disrupt their work or productivity. Also ITcan shop for an upgrade on behalf of a group of users.
Choose applications to be reinstalled
Users see which applications they had under the old OperatingSystem and whether they were ever used, enabling them toselect which applications they require under the new OS.Application compatibility is automatically handled, with newerversions installed if required.
Keep data safe
Nomad Dynamic Data Storage allows user data to be saved topeer machines eliminating any need for local servers. NomadEnterprise dynamically elects a peer to store the data and oncethe OS migration is complete, the data is reinstalled back fromthe peer. Data is only retained on the peer during the migrationprocess and is deleted when migration has concluded.
Wake up PCs for scheduled non-disruptive migration
Wake-on-LAN instantly powers on and patches PCs out ofhours so that workers’ productivity is unaffected. This means azero-touch Windows 7 migration including reinstalling the pre-selected applications on users machines. WakeUp will powerdown the machine once deployment is complete and power upthe machine in the morning so it is ready for immediate use.
The most appropriate PC from each branch is automaticallyselected to receive the data. If the elected PC is powered-off,even half-way through a download, a different PC is electedautomatically allowing the deployment to continue andcomplete seamlessly.
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WHAT ANALYSTS SAY
“The Total Economic Impact ofWindows 7”, the Risk Adjusted ROIfor companies after completion ofmigration was 129% with an averagebreak even period of 13 months.”
90,000 desktops migrated in just four months
In early 2012 one of 1E’s customers sought to upgrade its entire estate and migrate all desktopsto Windows 7. Using Nomad it completed its Windows 7 migration on 90,000 seats in four monthswith zero disruption to the business:
Signicantly reduced number of servers needed in the enterprise.
A continual optimized process for day-to-day systems management (to cover replace andrefresh cycles).
Only one 1E consultant worked on the project with the internal customer team.
Minimum resources, maximum expertise.