18 Feb

True Life: SmartDeploy Success Stories

In our new guide to getting off Windows XP in 90 days or less we describe the difference between a full hardware refresh or reuse of your existing hardware. Either way, SmartDeploy is a great tool to get Windows 7 or 8 in your environment. We are showcasing a few Spiceworks Projects from users to show you why they chose SmartDeploy for their new hardware refresh and migration project.

In our new guide to getting off Windows XP in 90 days or less we describe the difference between a full hardware refresh or reuse of your existing hardware. Either way, SmartDeploy is a great tool to get Windows 7 or 8 in your environment. We are showcasing a few Spiceworks Projects from users to show you why they chose SmartDeploy for their new hardware refresh and migration project.

Wayne Greatzky:
“[Our] three year workstation lifecycle was coming due, and we needed a technology to manage the deployment of the Windows 7 corporate image to a variety of desktops, workstations, and laptops.” When Wayne Greatzky was tasked with completing a full hardware refresh, he began looking for a replacement for their outdated Ghost imaging solution. Key factors in his decision were: “technology (ease of use, cutting edge), support, and price” Ultimately, SmartDeploy won over key competitors like Microsoft’s suite of free tools (such as MDT), KACE, and VMWare Mirage.

With SmartDeploy, Wayne was not only able to get all his new hardware out to his 250+ users in 3 months, but now his company has “a solution that basically any of [their] admins can quickly learn and re-image machines within minutes.”

You can read his full Spiceworks project here.

Lauren F:
When Lauren joined her company in 2011, they were running outdated hardware (6-9 years old) and Windows XP. She made it her mission to upgrade the hardware and software. This was a big project to take on single-handedly. With SmartDeploy, Lauren was able to change hardware, and upgrade the OS and Office 2003 to 2013 with “one image that [she] could use on several different machines.” Lauren was able to deploy 50+ machines with SmartDeploy, in about 90 days.

Read her full Spiceworks project here.

These are just two of many stories showcasing IT pros who saved their company time and money by using SmartDeploy to image new hardware for their migration scenarios. If you have a SmartDeploy story to share, we’d love to hear it. Create a project on Spiceworks or contact us at sales@smartdeploy.com.

About the Author

Spencer Dunford
As General Manager at SmartDeploy, Spencer Dunford applies over 12 years of creative IT wisdom to find solutions that solve the most complex and unique challenges for customers. When he isn’t leading our stellar sales and support team, Spencer can be found exploring the mountains on skis or two wheels with his family, and finishing his day behind the grill in his never-ending pursuit of the perfect steak.

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