Enterprise Chooses PCmover(r) Over Microsoft’s USMT (User State Migration Tool) for Windows(r) 7 Adoption

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Due to the complexity of Microsoft’s USMT, many organizations have opted to use PCmover for its ease of use and enterprise migration capabilities.

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Effective IT organizations look for the best ROI when implementing tools they’ll use for a one time migration and PCmover has consistently outperformed Microsoft’s USMT.

Laplink Software, Inc. has seen many companies choose to use PCmover over Microsoft’s USMT as their primary migration solution of choice because PCmover is a more complete solution with user-friendly functionality.

As Microsoft draws closer to ending support for XP, more companies are beginning to evaluate the best method to migrate users to Windows 7 with minimal user downtime, less end-user frustration and lower costs to IT departments and support desks. PCmover’s cost and time savings, as well as its easy customization, draw many companies to it as they plan their migrations to new PCs and a new operating system on limited budgets.

“Using a graphical user interface to setup and configure migrations is much simpler,” commented Laplink Partner Engagement Manager Russ La Rocque. “Effective IT organizations look for the best ROI when implementing tools they’ll use for a one time migration and PCmover has consistently outperformed Microsoft’s USMT.”

One advantage of PCmover over the USMT, besides the ease-of-use, is the speed at which an IT department can move through the planning and testing phase. Many IT departments are already engaged in other projects to help their business units create or maintain a competitive advantage. And in tough economic times like today, it’s more important than ever to keep them focused on those high value projects.

USMT can address highly managed desktops in IT organizations where XML development skills are easily available and not being used on other projects. Where those conditions don’t exist, PCmover can easily enable IT migration managers to address the more complex migration issues without over burdening their IT staff.

“Often the design, test and code maintenance issues for USMT prove the value of leveraging PCmover Enterprise,” continued La Rocque. “Dealing with a difficult subset of the XP user population, or in many cases the entire user base, is much easier with PCmover.”

Implementation of PCmover often begins with a pilot project to ensure that the solution is well adapted to the needs of the organization. Companies interested in avoiding high migration costs should contact Laplink Corporate Sales to initiate a pilot project with PCmover to experience the benefits directly.

Laplink will be hosting a webinar about PCmover and USMT on Nov. 3rd. Those interested in attending the webinar can register here.

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Andy Tolton
Laplink Software, Inc
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