BETTER SUPPORT, LOWER COSTS: OPTIMIZE YOUR PC HARDWARE LIFECYCLE, FROM ACQUISITION TO DISPOSAL It typically costs four times as much to support a PC as it does to purchase it--often, even more. The solution: Closed Loop Lifecycle PlanningAr, Bruce Michelsonas comprehensive, proven, best-practice methodology for managing client hardware. Drawing on decades of experience working with Hewlett-Packardas largest and most complex clients, Michelson shows how to monitor and manage lifecycle tasks systematically and coherentlyaimproving efficiency and driving out cost at every phase of your hardware lifecycle, no matter what that hardware is. Michelson shows IT managers how to segment users to provide the right equipment and support at the lowest cost and offers in-depth guidance on controlling the cost of change. His pragmatic approach fully reflects ITas business context and addresses crucial related issues, ranging from service delivery to security and risk management. Coverage includes: The core concepts of closed loop lifecycle planning and transitioning to lifecycle management for the first time Effectively managing all three client lifecycle management asuitesa: commodity, value, and economic Addressing the business and political challenges associated with PC lifecycle management Optimizing upfront tasks: hardware/software acquisition, interoperability, prototyping, staging, integration, image management, and installation Managing deployed PCs: moves, adds, changes; warranty/maintenance; asset management; help desks; networking; and program management Refreshing technology and securely disposing of hardware at end-of-life Minimizing user downtime and ensuring business continuity Reducing existing costs, avoiding new costs, and learning the broader lessons of closed loop lifecycle planningaccess devices, PDF:437a440 CRTs, PDF:450a451 docking stations, PDF:440a 442 document-shredding hardware, PDF:447a448 flat-panel monitors, PDF:450a 451 office furniture, PDF:442a443 printers, scanners, faxes, copiers, and multifunction devices, ... PDF:526 workplace, PDF:525 thin clients, PDF:419a421 PC blades, PDF:422a425 warranty and maintenance, 111a112 uplifted warranties, 112anbsp;...
|Title||:||Closed Loop Lifecycle Planning|
|Publisher||:||Pearson Education - 2007-06-27|