In This Issue: Focus on Desktop Lifecycle Management

SMOOTH SAILING: Systems Lifecycle Best Practices
ASSET MANAGEMENT: Taking Control of IT Investments
STRETCHING RESOURCES: Making the Most of Older PCs
PINT-SIZE POWER: HP's Z200 SFF Workstation

October 5, 2010  

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Lifecycle management made easy

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.

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Tech Trends  

Taking Control
Asset management systems improve performance, reduce costs of IT resources

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.

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Stretching Aging Resources
Tips for making the most of older PCs

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.

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Product Review  

HP’s Z200 SFF Workstation
This device is short on size, long on performance

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.

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White Papers

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

Reference Guide

Desktop Lifecycle Management: Making the most of your desktop resources from start to finish

Best Practices

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