One of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies with over a hundred offices worldwide faced an enormous challenge: to complete a hardware refresh and the migration of data, settings, profiles, and applications of roughly 100,000 Windows® PCs to Windows 8. The scenario was complicated by the fact that the vast majority of the employee’s PCs were still running Windows XP, whereas a fair share of employees had already upgraded to the Windows 7 OS.
Simplicity turned out to be a very important factor for selecting the right product for performing this large-scale migration. A manual migration would be too complicated and is typically not as thorough or time-effective as an automated migration solution.
Additional requirements included the following:
- Simple and intuitive to use, without the use of XML;
- Highly scalable to support up to 100,000 PCs;
- Supports the transfer to and from multiple Windows OS versions;
- A proven solution for enterprise-grade scenarios.
A big concern for the company was how the PC deployment would impact each employee’s productivity.
We needed a migration solution to meet our very specific requirements. We could not have asked for a better solution than PCmover Enterprise. -Windows 8 Global Deployment Consultant for Fortune 100 Company
The solution the company chose was Laplink® PCmover Enterprise. PCmover enabled them to complete this massive migration without losing data and applications, even the specialized, less common ones that many of the company’s employees used. This contributed early on to upper management’s approval of the PCmover solution.
Additionally, PCmover’s simple “wizard” interface was a plus. Instead of subjecting employees worldwide to a huge, unwieldy directory to view their migrated data, PCmover requires no technical expertise, works straight out of the box, and displays the information in a simple, easy-to-understand format. Employees worldwide experienced uninterrupted productivity by using PCmover Enterprise.
Enterprise Migration Services:
The PCmover® Enterprise solution offers an easy, fluid, cost-effective way to migrate all data over to the new PCs. Countless hours of labor and end-user downtime are saved across a company’s offices, including international, thus having both impact on the top and bottom line.