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

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

When a company is relocating, the IT department is in high demand throughout the entire project.

Here you will find a detailed explanation of the background behind an IT relocation, the issues for the IT department, and how ceBoxOS® can facilitate 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 activated quickly. For the CIO, it can be a serious challenge: they have to securely configure the network, servers, and terminals in a way that is fully transparent to users.

The configuration of the workstation can be one of the most time-consuming aspects of this process, and one that uses the most resources. IT teams must deploy and configure hundreds, even thousands, of workstations with the organisation’s corporate image (OS + applications).

Even once the workstation is prepared, and with the installation of the operating system and software being prepared in advance, an on-site configuration is essential, at least for a new network.

Issues

Prior preparation can be tedious and time-consuming

Deployment deadline is very short

Between €250 and €350 per desktop required 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 ceBoxOS® solution!

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As part of a relocation, the ceBoxOS® solution simplifies and automates the deployed desktop on a new site. The terminal administrator can manage the project without travelling.

From a central dashboard, the master(s) are prepared and assigned to users. In summary, the ceBoxOS® solution makes it possible to distribute corporate images remotely, and on 100% of desktops, without placing excessive demands on the network.

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

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, installation and set up of the user applications. They can also prepare the network configuration and antivirus. This will usually take the form of a verification, and because the administrator must deploy the same image as seen on the company’s current desktop, it will be 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). This process involves 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® centralised management dashboard.

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

The desktop administrator can finalise the installation remotely. From the ceBox® centralised 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 GB) to be synchronized for the ceBox® to be operational.

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