PCmover Enterprise Transfers Savings for PC Refresh Projects

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Laplink’s technology continues to deliver on its ease of use and cost reduction promise.

That’s why universities, governments, automotive companies, financial institutions, hospitals, manufacturers and tech companies – including many Fortune 1000 companies – are selecting PCmover as their migration tool of choice. -Thomas Koll, CEO

Laplink Software, Inc. today announced continued momentum with large organizations selecting PCmover® Enterprise as their tool of choice for PC deployment projects due to its unmatched feature set and delivery of significant savings.

“In many cases, an enterprise comes to us because their existing tools are lacking,” explained Laplink CEO Thomas Koll. “They are often surprised to find that we match features with flexibility and control, allowing IT personnel to address the most difficult migration scenarios without a substantial investment of time or money.”

One major university (out of several choosing PCmover) needed to join their PCs to the domain as part of moving from Windows XP to Windows 7. Because PCmover works with domain and non-domain users, Laplink was able to meet this specification, resulting in the university standardizing on PCmover Enterprise for all its migration needs.

“In case after case, businesses have found we offer unique features,” continued Koll. “For example, PCmover can migrate from an old hard drive or the image of an old hard drive, treating it as if it were an actual workstation.”

One Laplink customer is a global consulting firm who discovered that their plans to use USMT (User State Migration Tool) for their PC refresh project was resulting in user data left behind whereas with PCmover this was much less likely to occur.

“USMT must be modified so it can locate and transfer data existing in non-standard locations,” stated Russ La Rocque, Partner Program Manager at Laplink. “With PCmover, we take the opposite approach. We start with the assumption that all appropriate data is to be migrated regardless of where the user has stored it unless specific folders, files, or file types are deliberately excluded using our Policy Manager.”

Policy Manager is a tool for PCmover Enterprise which allows IT staff to quickly and easily define and modify the rules (or “policies”) for migrations. The result is a powerful, flexible and scalable process for customized migrations. PCmover can then be used stand-alone or integrated with SCCM (System Center Configuration Manager) to complement image deployment.

Here are a few additional unique features of PCmover:

  •     Option of transfers using direct-connect high-speed USB cables between old and new PC.

Network and server-based migrations are supported, but sometimes an organization doesn’t want all that data to move cross their network. Or at times it is simply more convenient to directly connect the PCs.

  •     Ability to perform in-place upgrades from Windows XP to Windows 7.
  •     Ability to migrate applications.

“When determining the true cost of a PC refresh project, it is important to include the cost of post-migration support,” said La Rocque. “Because PCmover transfers all the unique data and applications, end users demand less support and experience a greater level of satisfaction post-migration. Down time is greatly reduced and users quickly get back to full output rather than spending time reconfiguring their new PC. In a world where time is money and productivity matters, PCmover excels.”

The uniqueness and flexibility of PCmover makes it the ideal tool for environments where “user-managed” PCs exist.

“PCs can be divided into two categories; IT-managed PCs and user-managed PCs,” explained Koll. “The former are very easy to migrate, there are multiple tools available, and the cost is minimal both in time and money. But user-managed PCs can be an IT nightmare in time, money, and user satisfaction. We often see companies where only around 20% of the PCs are user-managed (such as field staff) but the cost to migrate them is equal to the other 80%. That’s the problem PCmover can address far more effectively than other tools. PCmover makes IT-managed migrations for user-managed PCs a reality.

“And that’s why universities, governments, automotive companies, financial institutions, hospitals, manufacturers and tech companies – including many Fortune 1000 companies – are selecting PCmover as their migration tool of choice. We make it easy and we save them money.”

Visit http://www.laplink.com to learn more about PCmover, who is using it, and why it is the number one best selling PC migration software in the world. Free full version evaluation licenses and pilot programs are also available at Laplink’s website to assist enterprises in better understanding the value that PCmover delivers.

About Laplink Software, Inc.

For nearly 30 years, Laplink has been the leader in providing software used for PC migration, remote access, file transfer, and synchronization. The privately-held company was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington.

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