VIDEO: When companies reach a certain size, it is no longer efficient for IT departments to manually install the OS and applications on new devices. Additionally, building hardware-specific images for each device that IT supports becomes unmanageable and time consuming.
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.
While selling SmartDeploy, we have the opportunity to work with a ton of educational institutions. From K-12 school districts to colleges and universities around the world, pinpointing the best imaging software and adopting efficient imaging processes is extremely important. In addition to Windows migration projects, we’ve found that most schools need to reimage their computer
We recently reached out to the Spiceworks community of more than 2.5 million IT professionals for some feedback on SmartDeploy. We are thrilled with the feedback. The list of praises could go on forever from Spiceworks users, but I want to focus on their favorite SmartDeploy features. Customer testimony often best highlights a product’s strengths,
Last week, Aaron Suzuki, SmartDeploy CEO, discussed the end of extended support for Windows XP and what our customers have said about their Windows migration plans. But we also wanted to hear from users outside of the SmartDeploy circle to get a better idea of the Windows migration landscape overall. So Heidi, our marketing manager,
We work with customers of all sizes in a range of industries all over the world. This perspective allowed us to foresee the lag in Windows 7 migrations. Despite repeated projections of rapid Windows 7 enterprise adoption, customers told us they planned to take their time. Some began planning or knew what their Windows 7
In Part 1 of this blog post, I highlighted the IT management benefits of implementing a virtual desktop infrastructure. While there are some exciting aspects to VDI, the move doesn’t always go smoothly. In this post, I cover the four common roadblocks I hear from customers who have attempted to move to VDI: Implementation complexity
Being in the endpoint management solution business, I talk to IT pros all the time who are looking for better ways to manage their endpoint devices. Imaging and deploying endpoint devices is a common need, but many of our customers who use an old version of Symantec Ghost (or a disk imaging solution like it)
I had a customer pose a technical challenge to me personally: use a non-domain joined Windows 8 tablet for work and entertainment. It seemed so simple. How hard could this possibly be? Everyone’s results would be different, but my experience was surprising. And I think it is instructive about the potential for Windows 8 migration
Windows XP end of life is going to be here before we know it. So now is the time to start thinking about your Windows migration strategy. But first you have to make a decision – will you migrate to Windows 7 or Windows 8? As Aaron pointed out in a previous blog, “Windows 8