Step No. 7: Manage Across the Client Life Cycle
Step No. 7: Manage across the client life cycle
With the migration completed, the focus should shift back to that of maintenance, security and compliance. Constantly changing security vulnerabilities in the client environment require continuous assessment and remediation, particularly for mobile users (as their PCs are at greater risk of being compromised). In addition, many client environments must be kept in compliance with a host of corporate, government and industry regulations.
Your client management solution should have a number of preconfigured compliance reports available for you to customize. By adopting automated client management, your organization can move from being reactive to proactive, which greatly reduces the number of calls to your help desk.
Moving to the Windows 7 operating system will bring your organization many advantages, but the migration process can seem daunting. Adopting an automated client management solution will facilitate a streamlined migration by reducing administrative and infrastructure costs, and increasing security and compliance, enabling the ongoing effective management of your client fleet.
Rick Winford has been with HP since 1981 in various technical consulting roles. Rick has mostly advised customers on how to use HP technology to solve business problems. Rick holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Anderson University. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.