|In This Issue: Focus on Desktop Lifecycle Management
SMOOTH SAILING: Systems Lifecycle Best Practices
|October 5, 2010
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All Systems Go
System upgrades are an essential component of lifecycle management. IT pros from Mohave County, Ariz., and DuPage County, Ill., believe a little bit of strategic planning goes a long way in smoothing the migration process. These best practices will get you started.
Identifying and monitoring a government’s installed hardware and software isn’t as straightforward as it might seem. Managing the task manually can be labor-intensive, making it a less-than-desirable day-to-day strategy. Integrated asset management solutions help agencies monitor and optimize their IT resources for improved performance and control, increased accountability and reduced costs.
Stretching Aging Resources
When budgets are tight, government agencies often must make do with what they have. IT managers can extend the lifecycle of existing resources (and boost performance in the process) by employing such cost-saving strategies as virtualizing whenever possible and shedding nonessential programs.
HP’s Z200 SFF Workstation
With the Z200 Small Form Factor workstation, HP packs the processing and graphics muscle of a high-end workstation into a significantly smaller footprint. The device delivers a price/performance ratio on par with or exceeding that of other, more expensive models.
IT Leasing for Government Agencies: Leases offer a hedge against inflation and a way to deploy the latest technology today
Client Virtualization for Government: Improved security and long-term cost savings are a few of the benefits of virtualizing clients
Desktop Lifecycle Management: Making the most of your desktop resources from start to finish
IT Management: State and city IT leaders identify five areas on which to focus initial green computing efforts
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