Five Steps for a Victorious Windows 7 Migration - Slide 3

Email     |     Share  
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
Next Create a plan of attack-3 Next

Create a plan of attack

In order to minimize end-user impact, your migration plan should include a number of phases or cycles, determined either by location, business units, type of equipment, roles, etc. Make sure the deployment solution you choose lets you use these parameters to create dynamic device groups, and then can automatically distribute software packages to these groups on a scheduled basis.

Umesh Shah of Numara Software gave us this helpful rundown of steps to prepare for the move to Windows 7. (You can check out Shah's full column on the issue here.)

If you’re planning to move to Windows 7 before 2012, questions you should be asking yourself now are:

  • How will we identify which systems can be upgraded and which cannot, and how will this impact our budget?
  • What do we need to do to prepare targeted systems and users for the migration?
  • How will we create a plan that is both measurable and attainable and regularly report on progress to executives?
  • How will we maintain user productivity during the migration?
  • What is our plan for ensuring a successful migration?
  • How will we prepare for unforeseen issues following the migration?
You should also keep up on our ongoing coverage of issues related to Windows 7. Be sure to read:
 

Related Topics : Thin Clients

 
More Slideshows

blockchain The World According to Blockchain

Blockchain comes with many costs and is surrounded by confusion. Here, we examine realistic use cases, drawbacks and the potential of blockchain. ...  More >>

IoT challenges IoT: Top 7 Challenges

The IoT represents a unique set of challenges that pose a real threat to its utility as an engine of economic growth. Fortunately, the problems encountered so far are solvable, although it will probably take some time to determine exactly how to handle them and what level of optimization is needed for the multiple IoT services that are certain to arise. ...  More >>

biometrics Biometrics: Moving Far Beyond Fingerprints

Biometrics are changing the way we think about security. Here are some of the more innovative ways biometrics are being used and what we can expect in the future. ...  More >>

Subscribe to our Newsletters

Sign up now and get the best business technology insights direct to your inbox.