But at enterprise-level, there is a prevalent and erroneous perception that migration to a new version of Windows also means purchasing new hardware. It’s a myth that is punted relentlessly by hardware manufacturers, via the reseller channel, which is designed to prop-up PC sales. The myth is often given credence by internal IT teams who, when thinking of their image-based deployment workload, will always strive to level the playing field by imposing a standardised set of new hardware to make their lives easier.
This means that a Windows upgrade or standardisation project more than doubles in cost as a large capital expenditure element is added. The project is then all too often delayed or even postponed indefinitely as the perceived cost of change looks too high.
However, the longer the decision to proceed is delayed, the larger the pending capital spend becomes. This leads to paralysis because senior decision-makers face a decision which is just getting tougher every time they go back to it.
OneDeploy explodes the new hardware myth. Selecting OneDeploy means that ALL of an organisation’s existing devices can be deployed with zero capital outlay. This has a significant impact on the one-off costs associated with a Windows deployment project. OneDeploy never dictates new or even standardised hardware. We allow the client to CHOOSE how much, or how little, of their hardware estate they want to replace – effectively decoupling the hardware procurement cycle from Windows upgrade and standardisation projects.