Expiring Windows XP

Everyone has talked about it, yet we maintain our own unique perspective around Windows XP end of life. All kinds of crazy stats are still floating around about the disproportionately high rates of workstations that still run Windows XP. I still see the default Windows XP screensaver on displays in restaurants, in hospitals, and in

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Windows Deployment: Comparing Legacy to Now

This article is part of the SmartDeploy Whiteboard Series

VIDEO: Traditional or legacy methods of performing Windows deployment included creating a sector-based copy of a device to store and keep for future deployments. But modern imaging and deployment solutions, like SmartDeploy, provide a file-based image for deploying devices. With single-instance storage and separation of hardware and software information, IT pros can deploy one image to any device.

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Improve your Windows Deployment Strategy

We recently hosted a webcast discussing some best practices and changes IT departments can implement to help simplify and streamline deployment projects. As technology has evolved, so has Windows deployment. Whether you’re involved with new employee onboarding, PC break-fix or Windows migration projects, organizations should examine the existing procedures that are in place to be

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The University of Georgia’s “Ah-ha!” moment

Everyone loves a good Ah-ha! moment – especially in IT. For the University of Georgia (UGA), theirs came in 2009 as they were involved in significant upgrades across the school’s user base. Making campus-wide system upgrades can create significant challenges for the IT staff at any education institution. The ever-growing number of computers in school

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