How can I manage a relocation or the creation of new site(s) with ceBox®?

Nowadays, companies are regularly relocated in order to be closer to their clients or employees or simply to expand their hiring capacity.

As part of a relocation, the IT department is in high demand throughout the entire project.

Here’s a detailed explanation of the background of an IT relocation, the issues for the IT department, and how ceBox® facilitates the relocation of terminals.

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Background and issues of a relocation for the IT department

Background

The CIO must anticipate the implementation of terminals and technologies linked to the IT equipment in this new building.

Many companies choose to replace their IT equipment, especially terminals, as part of a relocation in order to offer users a new and homogeneous environment and because the cost of moving a computer from one building to another ranges between €250 and €350 per terminal.

Once the new building is operational, the information system should be deployed quickly. For the CIO, it’s a serious challenge: They have to securely configure the network, servers, and terminals in a way that is fully transparent to users.

The workstation part is one of the most time-consuming and the one that uses the most resources. IT teams must deploy and configure hundreds, even thousands, of tworksations with the organization’s corporate image (OS + applications).

Even with preparing the workstation and installing the operating system and software in advance, an onsite configuration is essential, at least for a new network.

Issues

Prior preparation tedious and time-consuming

Deployment deadline very short

Between €250 and €350 per desktop for recycling

Onsite configuration necessary, desktop by desktop

Need to take inventory of user needs ahead of time

Relocate with peace of mind with the ceBox® solution!

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As part of a relocation, the ceBox® solutions simplifies and automates the deployment desktop on a new site. The terminal administrator can manage the project without traveling.

From a central dashboard, they prepare the master(s) and assign them to users. In summary, the ceBox® solution makes it possible to distribute corporate images remotely, and on 100% of desktop, without placing too high of a demand on the network.

Manage the creation of a new site or a relocation in 3 steps with ceBox®

1. Prepare the OS and software

The CIO prepares the operating system (Windows 10, Linux, etc.) ahead of the creation of the new site or the relocation, installing and setting up the user applications. They can also prepare the network configuration and antivirus. Normally, it’s only a verification since if the administrator must deploy the same image as on the company’s current desktop, it’s already ready and up-to-date.

2. Deploy Intel NUC

The IT team must deploy the Intel NUC provided by Wisper on the company’s new site(s), which consists of connecting the ceBox® and their accessories (mouse, keyboard, screen, printer, etc.) to power. Once started up, the Intel Nuc can be managed remotely from the ceBox® centralized management dashboard.

3. Deploy the image on the new site(s)

The desktop administrator can finalize the deployment remotely. From the ceBox® centralized management dashboard, simply route the previously prepared image to the terminals at the new site(s) and click on “Routing.” The terminal will then start up on the image and users can instantly start working. In fact, it’s not necessary for the entire image (which can be several Go) to be synchronized for the ceBox® to be operational.

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