Savings on the desktop –
an interactive session

                         For more information go to:

http://www.socitmco...
Savings on the Desktop

•    This Workshop
      – What are the issues?
      – Where can cost be removed?
      – Some th...
Savings on the Desktop

•    Where do the costs arise?
     – Network
     – Support
     – Procurement
     – etc




   ...
Constraints

Managing an inventory of devices
   – Refresh cycles
   – Power users: GIS mapping admin; CAD
       • may ne...
Constraints

•    Keeping devices and connections secure
•    Keeping patches deployed in a timely manner
•    Ensuring th...
Constraints

•    Validating information transferred from devices to the
     corporate WAN, e.g. photos
•    Ensuring tha...
Constraints

•    “Connection Context”
      – deployment of applications
      – full application functionality when dire...
Constraints

•    Ensuring that all software is properly licensed
•    Managing applications which are deployed to a few o...
Group-work

1.     Thin client
2.     Operating systems
3.     Procurement
4.     Service desk management
       a. where ...
Thin client                             Operating systems            Procurement
equipment cost                          o...
Thank you


For more information, contact:
Doug.maclean@socitmconsulting.co.uk



 www.socitmconsulting.co.uk
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Presentation to delegates at the annual conference of Socitm, the public sector IT association, on 11 October 2010.

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  1. 1. Savings on the desktop – an interactive session For more information go to: http://www.socitmconsulting.co.uk/story/reducing-cost-desktop www.socitmconsulting.co.uk
  2. 2. Savings on the Desktop • This Workshop – What are the issues? – Where can cost be removed? – Some things to think about www.socitmconsulting.co.uk
  3. 3. Savings on the Desktop • Where do the costs arise? – Network – Support – Procurement – etc www.socitmconsulting.co.uk
  4. 4. Constraints Managing an inventory of devices – Refresh cycles – Power users: GIS mapping admin; CAD • may need extra memory; chip-speed etc. – Netbooks; tablets; iPAD – Ruggedised devices – Smartphones – blackberries, windows mobile, iPhones etc. www.socitmconsulting.co.uk
  5. 5. Constraints • Keeping devices and connections secure • Keeping patches deployed in a timely manner • Ensuring that appropriate applications are easily deployed, authorised and updated • Ensuring that any data accessed by / held on the device is secure www.socitmconsulting.co.uk
  6. 6. Constraints • Validating information transferred from devices to the corporate WAN, e.g. photos • Ensuring that lost devices do not pose a security risk and be readily wiped • Easily identifying devices to which a patch or upgrade (e.g. to a business application) need to be deployed www.socitmconsulting.co.uk
  7. 7. Constraints • “Connection Context” – deployment of applications – full application functionality when directly connected to the corporate WAN – slightly lower availability through secure VPN – minimum functionality when using and Internet café www.socitmconsulting.co.uk
  8. 8. Constraints • Ensuring that all software is properly licensed • Managing applications which are deployed to a few or to occasional users, e.g. Project mgmt, and drawing software • Ensuring that relationships between projects are managed, e.g. where an application also requires a license for a database product www.socitmconsulting.co.uk
  9. 9. Group-work 1. Thin client 2. Operating systems 3. Procurement 4. Service desk management a. where are the savings to be found? b. what size are the savings (£s) c. barriers to making it happen www.socitmconsulting.co.uk
  10. 10. Thin client Operating systems Procurement equipment cost old/variant OSs shared procurement software costs purchasing by directorates shared services network infrastructure licensing outsourcing network management technical requirements licensing configuration and set-up user requirements/training clarity of requirements support maintaining old OSs replacement policy fault/incident management user reluctance to upgrade security application/OS conflicts energy costs multiple images disposal new kit, old OS and apps OPEN SOURCE. . . Savings on the desktop Business-case driven savings What is the invest-to-save model? www.socitmconsulting.co.uk ICT STRATEGY
  11. 11. Thank you For more information, contact: Doug.maclean@socitmconsulting.co.uk www.socitmconsulting.co.uk
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