How can I manage the replacement of a desktop with ceBoxOS®?

IT departments are used to replacing parts of their IT systems.

IT replacement is one of the most time-consuming ongoing projects, each terminal will require replacement every 3–5 years. This replacement may apply to groups or as a whole for larger-scale projects.

Here is a detailed explanation of how to better manage the replacement of your terminals.!

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Background and issues of IT replacement

Background

Replacing a desktop is often a time-consuming project for the IT department. However, this task is essential to combat obsolete IT equipment, which can sometimes lead to heavy loss of income, additional help-desk costs, and extended delays.

For the CIO, the first step consists of establishing a benchmark of users’ needs and movements. They must then identify the right hardware, test it, and ensure that it meets management’s specifications.

Depending on the budget allocated to IT replacement and the company’s investment capacity, the relationship between the IT department and management can deteriorate if the users’ needs are not met by the choice of a cheaper but less reliable computer.

Once the budget has been set and the hardware identified, all that’s left to do is to set up the terminals according to users’ needs (OS and software) and set up and configure each terminal according to the users’ rights. The cost associated with the replacement of a desktop ranges from €550 to €1,700 depending on the specifications of each desktop and installation time.

It should be noted that large companies are increasingly found to be implementing standard catalogues, through which the business units can request for a desktop to be replaced.

Issues

Need to take inventory of the hardware to be replaced

Limited amount of time the new desktop is available

Costs of between €550 and €1,700 per terminal depending on users’ needs : significant investment capacity

Deterioration of communication between the IT department and management

Management of heterogeneous IT

Replace your terminals with peace of mind with the ceBoxOS® solution!

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The ceBoxOS® solution makes it possible to replace your terminals without putting any pressure on the CIO or users.

Offered as a subscription, the ceBoxOS® solution doesn’t affect the company’s investment capacity and allows for an easy, quick, and homogeneous replacement of all IT.

Prior to this, the desktop administrator prepares one or more images composed of the operating system and software that users or groups of users will need. These are known as master image(s), which are images produced by the CIO that contain the OS and applications required by the user..

Wisper provides the hardware and the NUC cases are delivered in just a few days. All that remains is to connect the cases to the users’ accessories (screens, keyboards, and mice), deploy the images according to the groups of users, and start up the terminals. The creation, allocation, and set up of masters (scheduled shutdown and startup, AD integration, printers, etc.) can be completed in just a few clicks from the ceBox management dashboard, including multisite configuration.

Even if the master is several GB (OS + applications), the PC will start up immediately and will not affect your network links thanks to the caching of the master’s disk blocks as required, based on users’ needs.

Manage your IT systems with ceBoxOS® in three steps

1. Prepare the OS and applications

The desktop administrator prepares the software and operating system (Windows 7, Windows 10, Linux, etc.) ahead of the project, installing and setting up the user software. They can also prepare the network configuration and antivirus software.

2. Deploy the Intel NUCs

Wisper delivers the preconfigured Intel NUC cases with the ceBox® OS directly to the site. All that remains is to deploy the cases to the desired locations and connect the various accessories (mouse, keyboard, printer, screen) and a network cable.

3. Deploy the image

The administrator can finalise the deployment remotely even if the terminals deployed are at a remote site. From the ceBox® management console, simply route the previously prepared image to the deployed terminals. The terminals will then start up at the desired image.

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