Dell Helps Drive Simplification of Windows Vista® Migrations





Tuesday March 25, 2008


Dell Helps Drive Simplification of Windows Vista® Migrations

  • Service reduces cost and complexities associated with operating system migrations

  • Automated process helps speed deployment while mitigating risk

ROUND ROCK, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dell today announced the Dell Client Migration Solution, an integrated set of services and tools that can reduce migration costs by up to 62 percent1 and desk-side time and labor by up to an estimated 88 percent2. Designed for organizations planning an operating system migration or hardware deployment of 2,500 systems or more, Dells Client Migration Solution can simplify the process by addressing pervasive challenges such as network utilization, application compatibility and end-user downtime, all while minimizing costs.

Organizations are evaluating their Windows Vista migration policies and procedures, and as they do so, it will be imperative for them to address all stages of the migration process, said Matt Healey, research manager, Hardware and Software Support Services, IDC. Dell has recognized this need and has developed a suite of services to address these needs.

Based on best practices gleaned from millions of deployments, Dells Client Migration Solution includes focused services to help customers determine hardware and application compatibility in their client environment, then seamlessly plan, deploy and manage migrated systems. The solution leverages new patent-pending Dell Automated Deployment technologies that can speed the deployment process, reduce post-migration issues, mitigate risk and eliminate network traffic normally associated with deployments by an estimated 70 percent. Additionally, Dell provides customers with the tools and expertise needed to help better manage ongoing technology refreshes and instruction to ensure support staff and end-users are properly trained.

Customers are migrating to Windows Vista, and theyve asked Dell to provide services to simplify the process for them, said Steve Meyer, vice president, Global Services, Dell. In response, Dell is delivering a new integrated solution that combines focused, upfront planning with industry-leading processes and tools to streamline setup, minimize onsite and manual intervention, and drive complexity out of the process, helping customers reclaim time and money.

Dells Client Migration Solution is available immediately to customers in the United States, Europe and Canada and is priced according to customers unique needs and client environment. The portfolio is available on a limited basis in Latin America and will be made available to Asia-Pacific/Japan later this year. To learn more about Dell Client Migration, please visit

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1 IDC White Paper sponsored by Dell, Dell Deployment Optimization Model, Doc #205282, January 2007.

2 Based on an internal assessment of select Dell customers compiled from October 2006 to October 2007





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