Jerry Hotho, president of gWiz Technology Services, grew up a gadget guy. Always interested in how things work, Jerry earned his degree in Computer and Electronics Technology from the United Electronics Institute. He started gWiz Technology Services, based in Tampa Bay, Florida, in 2009 to provide technical services for small businesses. We spoke with Jerry about his business and what changes he’s seen since the … Continue reading Customer Spotlight: gWiz Technology Services
Hi Everyone! At Laplink, we are proud to offer the premium, best-in-class PC migration tool in the industry. Customers, both large and small, have benefited from PCmover Enterprise’s ease of use, speed, and cost savings. But we never sit still. For example, long before the pandemic hit, we were developing a way for our customers to completely manage and control multiple migration projects from a … Continue reading A letter from the CEO: New PCmover Enterprise features
The clear choice for remote PC migration When it became apparent that remote work was the “new normal,” according to industry experts and our own customers, we fast-tracked enhancements to the PCmover Enterprise remote PC migration function that we already had in development. The fact that new PC purchase data showed 30% of sales were desktop PCs and that nearly half (46%) of American organizations … Continue reading PCmover Enterprise: Remote PC Migration & Cloud Integration
PCmover vs USMT By all indications, the move to remote work is here to stay. Organizations have discovered that even with a large percentage of their workforce working from home, productivity has stayed remarkably high. However, this shift increases the burden on IT departments to make sure remote workers have the computing power and connectivity they need to run business applications, participate and run online … Continue reading Can your organization afford USMT in the age of remote work?
How to efficiently manage PC refresh and data migration for a remote workforce COVID-19 continues to challenge corporations with the new remote-work paradigm. One of those challenges is getting people up and running on new computers. A recent study by Gartner HR showed the rise of the hybrid workplace—that is, employees spending time both at home and at the office more so than ever. As … Continue reading How to efficiently manage PC refresh and data migration for a remote workforce
The trend toward edge computing continues at Laplink The trend toward edge computing continues at Laplink, where PCmover makes PC refreshes as efficient and painless as possible. At the recent INSPIRE Conference 2020, held virtually by Microsoft, the focus was on the cloud and AI and rightly so. We are living in an extensively connected world where we are connected to data centers for cloud … Continue reading Edge Computing in the Time of Cloud and AI
Remote Workforce Migration Maintaining Productivity – or, Trying To Nearly 6 months into COVID-19’s work from home mandates, the question of maintaining in-home productivity is top of mind. Employers and organizations have had to take on the challenge of equipping their workforce with adequate home office technologies, if any hope of maintaining productivity as to be had. Then enters the question, “how are IT departments … Continue reading How to Best Manage a Remote Workforce
January 14, 2020: Windows 7 End of Support With the events of this year, January seems more like a different lifetime than merely 6 months ago. And while the date may not make history books as a top event of 2020, January 14 marked an important date in the world of technology: the end of extended support for Windows 7. What was Windows 7 End … Continue reading Counting Patches: A Look Back Since Windows 7 End of Support
Migrating To Work From Home The role of the home office and personal computer has seen massive changes in the last three months. With the novel coronavirus continuing its reign across the world, our lives are now somewhat used to these changed living conditions. In regard to the workforce, there have been the obvious increased needs to work from home while maintaining productivity levels, regardless … Continue reading Work From Home With Laplink
Getting a PC for graduation? Maybe for Dad? Focus on Enjoying it, not worrying about setting it up! Let us take care of setting up your new PC! It’s the easiest way to move all of your docs, tunes, pics and more! Let us give the gift of ease and saved time with PCmover Professional! PCmover Professional – 33% OFF The ONLY Microsoft-recommended software that … Continue reading Up to 50% OFF PCmover for Dads & Grads!
Profile Migration Challenges As the world of IT moves more and more toward cloud-based solutions, some adaptations have gone smoother than others. The shift from on-premise active directory to cloud-based systems, such as Azure Active Directory, profile migration has often been a source of headaches. Not only does Azure streamline sign-in on both internal and external resources, its single sign-on and multi-factor authentication helps protect … Continue reading Migrating from on-prem Active Directory to Azure Active Directory: A bigger bang for your buck
The PCmover Business Technician License PCmover is the only software of its kind recommended by Microsoft®, Intel® and all major PC manufacturers, automatically transfers all user profiles, applications, settings, and data from one PC to another. It can save at least $338 per migrated PC vs. manual migration processes, with some organizations saving $100,000 in support costs annually. PCmover Business Technician License is designed for … Continue reading Move Now, Pay Later with Limited-Time PCmover Business Program!
We’re 37! Change can be hard. And in the case of COVID-19, change can be scary. Having gone from living our normal, everyday lives just a few months ago to now remaining indoors without seeing our loved ones–the change came swift and strong. Laplink turns 37 this week, but it doesn’t feel like a time for normal celebration. So instead, we’ll use this occasion to … Continue reading Laplink Celebrates 37 Years with Donations To Maker Mask
Now Available: PCmover Windows Store Edition Sometimes we all wish life came with an “easy” button. Just press and boom – the house is cleaned, you arrive in a far-off exotic location with no jet lag, and all your tech is upgraded! But with apologies to Staples, we’ve yet to make a real-life “easy button.” Life’s just not that simple. The good news is that … Continue reading PCmover Windows Store Edition: As easy as a click of a button
Deploying a new PC for a remote or home office user is always a challenge, particularly in IT environments that aren’t heavily managed. The question becomes, “what is the easiest way to configure the new PC to look and act just like the old PC?” Manually copying information and installing applications nearly always results in follow-up Service Desk; the user doesn’t have all their applications, or can’t find where certain data ended up. With the recent dramatic increase in remote work (likely including some, or all, of your IT staff), scaling this type of manual migration effort is nearly impossible. Enter, the need for a remote user migration solution.
Today, we have a guest post from our very own Tom Coyle, Senior Enterprise Solution Architect, & Tim Worcester, Director of Customer Experience!
PCmover, the only migration solution recommended by Microsoft and Intel, makes this task easy. With a PCmover migration, the new PC will work and feel just like the old PC, including all user data, profile, and application settings – and even the applications themselves. PCmover, by default, running as a completely “vanilla” configuration, will automatically locate and transfer the applications and all user data to a new environment. With some simple planning and minimal configuration, your users can even drive their own migrations. This dramatically reduces the need to engage IT resources.
This guide gives a brief overview of how PCmover can help you perform a flawless remote user migration quickly and easily. PCmover is extremely flexible and can accommodate nearly any real-world use case. Here, we offer three common scenarios as examples. For help with your specific use case, contact Laplink for a one-on-one discussion, demonstration, or a trial license.
Examples of Common Scenarios
1) Migration for minimally-managed remote office PCs
Today, we’re pleased to announce PCmover Profile Migrator (PPM) software is available at no charge through June 30, 2020. As more organizations transition their IT infrastructure from on premise to the cloud, this free profile migration solution reduces the time and hassle of setting up new Azure Active Directory (AAD) profiles for users. Cloud hosting and services continue to gain popularity among enterprises and small … Continue reading Free Profile Migration Tool Helps IT Transition to Azure Active Directory
Laplink has created a ‘one click wonder’ bringing data migration as close to magic as it can get – with the new PCmover Complete! The only migration software for home or business that automatically transfers all applications, files, settings and user profiles from an old PC to either a new PC or phone ( iOS & Android )..in under 60 seconds! PCmover Complete also includes … Continue reading New PCmover Complete is a One Click Wonder
The race against time is over. As of today, Microsoft has stopped Windows® 7 updates and support. In their own words, PCs continuing to run Windows 7 are “more vulnerable to security risks and viruses.” Security breaches and cyberattacks aren’t things organizations can afford to take lightly. Enter: the Windows 7 Migration Kit. What If You Stay? For those who are weighing the pros and … Continue reading Windows 7 Migration Kit
If you know anything about Laplink, you understand that we’ve been around for a long, LONG time. We’ve handled almost every major Windows transition – from DOS to 95 to XP to Windows 8. Now we’ve hit another big milestone in Microsoft’s OS journey. Windows 7 end of support is January 14, 2020 and you must move to Windows 10 or pay to stay. Look, … Continue reading Windows 7 End of Support = It’s Always Messy!
It’s hard to believe that in less than six months Microsoft will end support for Windows 7, which has been an incredibly successful product. Strictly speaking, come January 14, 2020, the OS will continue to work, but unless you want to pay for “extended security updates” (only available for the Pro and Enterprise versions, not Home), you’re unnecessarily burdening yourself with significant security risks. Experts … Continue reading Laplink Announces Free Pilots and New Products!