Dell - Client Migration and Deployment

Dell - Client Migration and Deployment

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Dell Client Migration and Deployment Services are designed to save cost and deployment time, mitigate risk, and reduce network traffic to ensure a successful migration. This service offers the following benefits:

  • Reduce Costs: Reduce overall project costs by up to 62%*.
  • Reduce Disruption: Reduces user downtime, minimises impact to support organisations; and minimises network and server congestion.
  • Reduce Risk: Avoids manual steps and decision points.
  • Improves availability, security and compliance.

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Client Migration and Deployment Spec Sheet


Strategic guidance to make informed decisions about the scope of your deployment requirements and the benefits of an optimised approach.

Client Deployment Assessment
  • Assessment of a customer’s environment, including recommendations to improve efficiency, reduce complexity and maximise the return on IT investment.
  • Return On Investment (ROI) based business case for improving quality and lowering costs for PC deployment.
  • Client Deployment Assessment Datasheet
Application Compatibility Reporting
  • Assessment of customer application portfolio with impact consideration, compatibility and gaps when migrating to new operating system.
  • Report analysis of portfolio compatibility including detailed issue identification for each application.
Windows Vista Readiness Assessment
  • Detailed analysis of the customer’s readiness to move to Windows Vista.
  • Designed to identify application compatibility, hardware compatibility, preparedness to migrate and provide recommendations to ensure a smooth transition.


Preparation of detailed plans for optimised deployment of customised hardware including ongoing management and support, to help ensure achievement of business objectives.

Image Build
  • Consulting engagement designed to assist in everything from image creation to factory integration.
Application Migration
  • A suite of offerings designed to streamline migration and ensure compatibility with operating systems and other applications.
Deployment Design
  • Set up and design of automated deployment centered on customer business needs.
  • Design of optimised and scalable deployment process that is repeatable.
IT Training
  • Trains IT staff to prepare the organisation for new technology, new deployment and management model.


A managed deployment, delivered on time and within budget, ensuring mitigation of risk and achievement of business objectives as well as an enhanced user experience.

End-User Training
  • Train end users to prepare them for migration process and to use the new technology upon receipt.
Custom Factory Integration
PC Refresh or In-place Migration
  • Hardware installation and packaging removal.
  • End user specific automated image and applications configuration, data and settings migration.
Asset Recovery
  • Environmentally responsible way to recycle, resell, or dispose of used PC components and which helps comply with local regulatory guidelines.
  • Service includes overwriting readable hard drives, shredding inoperable disks*, equipment disposal, logistics management, and documentation.
  • Asset Recovery and Recycling Services Brochure
  • On-site support staff for day-after migration support.
Program and Project Management
  • End-to-end management by an experienced Dell Project Manager from Assessment all the way to Management.
  • Detailed planning, scheduling, Service Level Agreement (SLA) management and project communications.
  • End User Satisfaction Measurement and Reporting , and Continuous Improvement.


Lifecycle management of services based on industry best practice, delivering a stable and responsive service that accurately addresses business needs, with a focus on continuous improvement.

Application Management
  • Ongoing application packaging including Quality Assurance (QA), conflict management and optional UAT testing co-ordination.
  • Ongoing compatibility assurance with operating system to which the customer plans to migrate.
  • Packaging for chosen new application distribution technologies (such as application virtualization and streaming).
Image Management
Ongoing Technology Refresh
  • Ongoing refresh of customer desktop and notebook systems using Dell optimised products, services and support.
Ongoing End-User Training
  • Post migration technology training for new users.

Reduce Deployment Costs by up to 62%

"The research shows that companies that optimise their deployment practices enjoy significantly lower costs to deploy PCs, as much as 62% less (over $400 per PC) compared with companies with basic deployment practices." - IDC Opinion, Dell PC Deployment Optimization Model Whitepaper*

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Migrate on time, on budget, and unharmed

Client Migration and Deployment is a holistic migration solution mapped to your business requirements and underpinned by best practice program and project management.
  • Deployment paradigm change  from labor intensive implementation to a robust upfront planning and highly automated model.
  • Dell patented technologies leverage industry standards  to increase automation which dramatically reduces the desk-side labor and logistics involved in pc deployment.
  • Scalable and simplified image management  by moving to a consolidated, factory installed, imaging service.
  • Increased end user productivity and satisfaction  as applications are rationalized and packaged in a way that can ensure compatibility with customer Operating System.
  • Simplified procurement and logistics  as any PC can be delivered to any user and then automatically configured for specific requirements.
  • Visibility and velocity of problem resolution  through centralized monitoring & incident provided by Dell operations & project managers.