Large-scale changes in an enterprise’s IT often force the pace of change in seemingly unconnected areas.
Take for example upgrading to a new version of Windows. This may require new PCs and laptops to accommodate the new OS. Enterprise apps may need refactoring or porting and users educated in its usage.
There are the security implication of deploying the new systems, and also, importantly being able to accommodate the new functionality that the new OS brings, such as cross platform connectivity.
In particular Windows 10 is rather different from its predecessors in that over the air updates are large and frequent. Microsoft’s aim is to gradually unify the mobile and desktop environments, making apps and associated data accessible on any device without requiring users to re-enter a password. This creates new challenges in securing data and applications. Policy-driven controls are needed to manage usage and app deployment to ensure good governance and security.
Unfortunately, while some will be able to rise to the challenge, many will find themselves ill-equipped to plan and implement digital transformation strategies that now need to encompass a rapidly changing device landscape and the growing list of applications and cloud-based services that managers and users are demanding. Moreover, it can only add to the day to day workload of under-resourced enterprise IT teams already struggling to keep the data centre lights on, giving rise to a whole new set of problems that will have to be addressed.
In this webseminar we look at the challenges involved in upgrading to Windows 10 as well as the more general pain points associated with managing an amorphous, rapidly changing and increasingly mobile end user computing (EUC) environment. At the growing range of devices that need to be supported, the operational issues, security concerns and compliance implications. We will also look at how the desktop software update cycle is shortening and being driven as much by technological and user expectation as by business need, using the precipitous (in enterprise terms) rollout of Windows 10 as an example of this trend.