HP launches enterprise services for Windows 10
By Digital News Asia August 13, 2015
- Test Drive allows customers to test the new OS with a control group
- IT can shape end-user computing strategy and balance migration pace
HEWLETT-Packard Co (HP) has announced the availability of new Windows 10 services that it said were designed to help enterprises control costs while expediting the move to the new Microsoft Corp operating system.
In a statement, HP said the new Windows 10 services include:
- HP Test Drive Services for Windows 10;
- HP Transformation Services for Windows 10;
- HP Roadmap Service for Windows 10; and
- HP WebApp Accelerator Service for Internet Explorer 11
“HP’s unique relationship with Microsoft allows us to offer Windows 10 in a controlled manner integrated into the client’s world – giving both IT and the user the chance to experience the new operating system,” said Sandeep Bhargava, general manager, HP Enterprise Services, South-East Asia and Taiwan.
“IT and developers get to validate the application portfolio in advance – lowering the cost and risk of a large-scale migration, and the user sees innovation and a more personal computing experience,” he added.
Try before you buy
HP Test Drive Services for Windows 10 will allow customers considering a migration to test the new operating system with a control group of users to evaluate the new user experience, capabilities and potential incompatibilities in advance of any wholesale migration, the company said.
By validating the environment in advance, IT is able to shape its end-user computing strategy, balance the pace of migration, the introduction of virtualisation while maintaining a low-risk/ low-cost profile, HP claimed.
During the test drive, a select set of users would move to a new Windows 10 device as their primary workplace device. The package will consist of PC or tablet hardware, with Windows 10 already installed, plus transformation services that include migrating user data, migrating user settings and ensuring that all included users get the core apps they need on the new device.
This enables the customer’s IT department, developers and users to gain valuable experience in the new environment without the typically large investment that normally accompanies the initiation of a migration to a new operating system, HP said in its statement.
HP Transformation Services for Windows 10 consists of services to assess, design, implement, deploy and support Windows 10 as part of a digital workplace transformation.
The services will build and integrate supporting infrastructure, transform client and web applications for the new environment, build operating system images and manage the rollout.
HP Roadmap Service for Windows 10 is a workshop-based advisory service which will deliver a base roadmap for the organisation’s Windows 10 implementation with key focus areas in productivity, security and manageability improvements, as well as designing how Windows 10 fits into a broader digital workplace transformation opportunity.
HP WebApp Accelerator Service for Internet Explorer 11 is an implementation and migration service to ensure that an organisation’s critical web applications built for legacy versions of Internet Explorer will continue to function effectively in the latest browsers and operating systems.
HP Test Drive Services for Windows 10, HP Roadmap Service for Windows 10 and HP WebApp Accelerator Service for IE11 are now available. HP Transformation Services for Windows 10 will be available Oct 1.
Additional information about this offering and other HP mobility solutions are available at www.hp.com/go/hpes4msecosystem.
HP also recently announced solutions and services designed to help businesses of all sizes, including small- and medium-sized businesses, deploy Windows 10 across their organisation. For more, go to http://www.hp.com/go/WIN10forbusiness.
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