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Fully automated Windows migration must become a ‘business as usual’ process for IT departments, highlights 1E

Companies mentioned in this article: 1E

LONDON & NEW YORK -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Windows migration must become a ‘business as usual’ process for IT departments or they face the real risk of security, desktop performance and user experience issues, according to 1E, the global leader in IT cost optimization.

More than 20 percent of organizations running Windows XP are yet to migrate, but Microsoft is also ramping up the speed with which it releases new versions of its OS. With Microsoft’s Standard Support for Microsoft System Center 2007 Configuration Manager (SCCM) also ending in July 2014, investing in efficient, automated and robust processes for a rapid route to migration is now essential.

Sumir Karayi, CEO of 1E, explains: “Companies can no longer spend months deliberating over a migration strategy. The reality is that it’s now essential for Windows migration to become a business as usual operation. If there’s one lesson business should draw from the end of Windows XP support it is the increasing importance of a rapid, fully-automated migration approach that is embedded in day-to-day IT operations.”

1E’s Nomad solution is proven to provide the fastest and most cost-effective method to efficiently manage Windows migrations across the organization, reducing the estimated cost of $200 per PC using manual migration methods to as little as $8.50.

Nomad has already enabled some of the world’s largest organizations to migrate hundreds of thousands of users to Windows 7 and 8, with staggering results:

  • Over 90,000 systems migrated in four months
  • 30,000 systems migrated in one month, averaging 1,000 – 1,500 systems per day
  • Rationalization and standardization of all applications across a 12,000-seat estate in 70 locations

The Nomad solution uses a Zero-Touch Migration approach that focuses on full automation across as many machines as possible, rather than partial automation for every machine, which requires no desk-side visits in 90 percent of cases. This enables organizations to migrate literally thousands of PCs per day to realize substantial savings on server and operational costs, while freeing up valuable IT resources.

1E is attending Microsoft TechEd in Austin, Texas until May 15 and will be demonstrating its Windows XP migration capabilities (Booth 1801) throughout the show.

About 1E

1E is changing the world of IT and empowering organizations to run IT for less. Its suite of disruptive IT operations management tools saves billions, solves problems and simplifies the management of large, complex IT environments – in record time. Designed with a singular focus to help drive down costs, 1E’s solutions include tools for IT asset management, Windows systems management and BYOPC.

1E’s solutions have helped more than 1,700 organizations in 42 countries save a total of $10 billion in IT costs and created heroes out of countless IT executives who have delivered proven value to their organizations since deployment. For more information, please visit: www.1e.com


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