To help organisations to migrate to Windows 7
Dell has unveiled a new series of Windows 7 consulting, management and support services in order to help companies and organisations prepare migration plans to the new operating system.
According to the company, the consulting and services offerings are designed to help businesses of any size migrate to Windows 7 with fixed-scope consulting engagements to help them save money and time.
Dell’s Windows 7 Readiness Assessment helps organisations understand the requirements and challenges of migrating to a new platform and jointly creates a plan to deploy Windows 7. Part of its ProConsult services portfolio, the new assessment service uses electronic discovery, web-based surveys, comparative data and reference architectures for a short, effective consulting engagement.
Dell said that it is working with customers to assess if their systems are capable of running Windows 7, which applications are being used and which are compatible with Windows 7. It also helps customers understand the impact of migrating on critical business processes, end users, and server and network infrastructures. Using the results of the assessment, the company works with customers to design an implementation plan, including providing training for end-users & IT support staff.
The company claimed that its services address the specific IT pain points of OS migrations and that its patented technologies can help provide scalable and simplified image management, increased end user productivity, visibility and velocity of problem resolution, and process and tool flexibility for both deployment of new systems and re-deployment of existing assets.
These services are available through Dell and members of its Partner Direct program. Dell has said that its line of OptiPlex desktops, Latitude laptops and Precision workstations are tested and compatible with Windows 7. In addition, the company offers drivers for many of its laptops and desktops so that volume license customers can deploy or test them in their IT environment.
The company will offer commercial laptops and desktops with Windows 7 beginning October22 and will begin to take pre orders on October 18.