IBM Global Technology Services




                                                          Considering Windows® 7?
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IBM Global Technology Services




                                                               IBM service options
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IBM Global Technology Services




                                 The benefits of working with IBM
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Considering Windows 7?

  1. 1. IBM Global Technology Services Considering Windows® 7? Act now to help ensure successful migration Windows 7 Overview Windows 7 was launched on 22 October 2009, and quickly became the fastest-selling operating system (OS) that Microsoft® had ever released. Windows 7 is Microsoft’s latest operating The momentum that surrounded the launch has continued unabated. system, and it is available now. What is your approach? Although Windows XP still has a major foothold in the corporate PC IBM can assist in planning, building and marketplace, the advent and widespread adoption of Windows 7 means deploying your Windows 7 rollout. The key factors are speed of deployment and that support for Windows XP from both Microsoft and independent minimised business disruption. IBM can software vendors (ISVs) will begin to decline: assist you with an XP Migration Options workshop that will help you understand • Analysts recommend that organizations consider the elimination of the IBM point of view, agree a course of action and get started. Windows XP by the end of 2012, when new versions of many existing applications would no longer support XP, and independent software vendors (ISVs) will increasingly withdraw XP from their portfolio of supported operating systems. • Microsoft’s extended support for Windows XP Service Pack 3 will end in April 2014, and no updates or patches will be offered after that date. The challenge Analysts consider that a typical OS migration project will take between 12 and 18 months, yet many IT departments have not managed a major client OS refresh in over six years. However, doing nothing is not an option. How IBM can help IBM provides services to assist in: • Auditing your current estate • Understanding your estate’s preparedness for Windows 7 • Creating an effective strategy for tomorrow • Testing software images and applications and migrating them to the chosen Windows 7 platform • Planning and executing deployments.
  2. 2. IBM Global Technology Services IBM service options Potential Business Benefits There are three ways forward, and IBM has services to support each: • Avoid problems before they occur 1. Replace fat clients on a like-for-like basis • Enable faster, more cost-effective • Agree a planned approach deployment • Use IBM’s Software Platform Management Services (SPMS) to build and test the OS image, application installation packages and loads • Reduce risk in configuring and integrating devices • Use the Platform Integration and Deployment Service (PIDS) to deploy the new devices and dispose of the old (if applicable). • Consider the option of cloud computing services 2. Consider replacement using a different operating system • Take advantage of flexible payment plans • Test and agree on the platform (e.g. Linux® or OSX) from IBM Global Financing • Use SPMS to build and test the OS image and application installation packages and loads • Use PIDS to deploy the new devices and dispose of the old (if applicable). 3. Consider replacement using a different technology or approach • Evaluate virtualisation technologies (either for test pad or production purposes) • Investigate the IBM Smart Business Desktop Cloud solution. Innovative IBM offerings IBM has a range of offerings that are designed to address the needs of any Windows 7 migration project. Desktop cloud IBM delivers key benefits with its Smart Business Desktop Cloud solution. It is a server-based end-user virtualisation solution that aims to reduce complexity and cost. Benefits include: • Lower end-user support costs • Centrally managed security and compliance • Centrally managed software platform distribution • Flexible access to applications via a wide range of devices. Platform management IBM software platform management services for migrations and upgrades offers: remotely delivered image creation, customisation, loading, and maintenance for end-user systems; centrally delivered software packaging and electronic distribution; and general care for end-user devices. These services are available for software platform design, configuration management, packaging and distribution. Platform services Solutions from IBM platform integration and deployment services are deisgned to provide a co-ordinated, strategic approach to optimise PC deployment and minimise rollout disruption and delay by helping you: • Manage complexities of planning and data-gathering. • Manage rollout logistics • Pre-configure devices, using a dedicated staging area • Deliver fast, consistent deployments to multiple sites, including on-site support.
  3. 3. IBM Global Technology Services The benefits of working with IBM Our services are designed to help you achieve the following: Avoid problems before they occur • Reduce the time, expense and complexity associated with managing end-user software platforms • Reduce the cost and time involved in developing and maintaining software images. • Enable reliable access to applications with fewer interruptions. Enable faster, more cost-effective, lower-risk deployment • Accelerate PC deployment and reduce business disruption – fill the gap in IT staff resources and simplify deployment • Reduce overall project management and deployment costs • Support higher quality and enterprise-wide consistency • Offer a standardised approach to help procure, build, and manage a comprehensive platform rollout, while mitigating the regulatory risk associated with asset disposal. Look at options for cloud computing services • Leverage a different way to provide anytime, anywhere access to applications, information and resources • Reduce IT costs and complexity while increasing flexibility and control with the IBM Smart Business Desktop Cloud. Take advantage of IBM Global Financing • Work with IBM Global Financing to tailor financing solutions to your specific IT needs, including flexible payment plans and loans, and asset buyback and disposal. For more information To learn more about solutions from IBM Global Technology Services, contact your IBM sales representative or visit: ibm.com
  4. 4. © Copyright IBM Corporation 2010 IBM United Kingdom Limited PO Box 41 North Harbour Portsmouth Hampshire PO6 3AU Produced in the United Kingdom June 2010 All Rights Reserved IBM, the IBM logo and ibm.com are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation, registered in many jurisdictions worldwide. A current list of other IBM trademarks is available on the Web at “Copyright and trademark information” at: ibm.com/legal/copytrade.shtml. Microsoft and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries, or both. Other company, product or service names may be trademarks, or service marks of others. References in this publication to IBM products, programs or services do not imply that IBM intends to make these available in all countries in which IBM operates. Any reference to an IBM product, program or service is not intended to imply that only IBM’s product, program or service may be used. Any functionally equivalent product, program or service may be used instead. All customer examples cited represent how some customers have used IBM products and the results they may have achieved. Actual environmental costs and performance characteristics will vary depending on individual customer configurations and conditions. IBM hardware products are manufactured from new parts, or new and used parts. In some cases, the hardware product may not be new and may have been previously installed. Regardless, IBM warranty terms apply. This publication is for general guidance only. Photographs may show design models. Please Recycle GTF03018-GBEN-00

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