Riverside was among the many companies who found themselves with an urgent need to switch from XP to Windows 7 – the only way to ensure protection against potential exploits and new vulnerabilities. With 7,800 PCs and a complex, highly dispersed server estate, Riverside faced a significant challenge in terms of rolling out the upgrade quickly and effectively. To ensure success, it needed an efficient, effective, and automated approach.
“Riverside completed its Windows 7 migration a couple of years ago. However, if there’s a lesson in last month’s unfortunate events, it’s that none of us should rest on our laurels. The more up-to-date your software, patches, and operating system are, the better. WannaCry is a loud wake-up call reminding us that we all need to stay current. As a result, we’re planning to accelerate our move to Windows 10.”
Systems Administrator, Riverside
The 1E Difference
1E reduced the average time needed to migrate a PC to Windows 7 from three hours to just 15 minutes. Rather than migrating each machine individually, IT team could set up 5-6 migrations at a time. 1E made it possible for Riverside to carry out the migration without any impact on the employee experience and their work – eliminating any costs that might have been associated with lost work time and loss of productivity.