The upgrade to a new desktop operating system is a complex activity to undertake. It is also a high-profile activity, touching every user’s computer in your environment. A desktop refresh will either make or break the reputation of IT within your organisation. To mitigate risk and prepare your organisation for any upgrade, Waxtie have developed a service that captures your current readiness to upgrade, and provide a series of recommendations to prepare.
The cost of desktop hardware and software as well as the labour for provisioning and managing desktops across an organization can be considerable. However, certain best practices aimed at reducing the complexity of managing desktops can drastically lower these costs, in many cases, by up to 80%. Furthermore, reducing complexity and streamlining adoption can drastically improve end-user productivity and overall business agility.
Desktop virtualisation can also improve desktop service delivery and streamline delivery processes. These need to be incorporated your current or future virtualisation technologies and plans into the recommendations.
Why Consider Desktop Planning?
Your organization is an ideal candidate to benefit from Desktop Planning if you are considering upgrading to Windows 8 or implementing virtual desktop technologies. You should be looking to:
- Build your Business Case for Windows 8 implementation
- Identify key pre-requisite activities for deployment in your environment
- Establish a customised baseline & maturity assessment
- Provide Return on Investment (ROI) estimates based on your industry area
- Provide high-level recommendations for implementation