Deploying PCs - how hard can it be?

Date:
Thursday 14 May 2015

Time:
6.30pm start, refreshments and networking from 6.00pm

Venue:
Future Building, East Kent College, Ramsgate Road, Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 1PN

Cost:
Free of charge

Synopsis:

You would think that in current times, it would be far easier to provide computing devices to users than ever before. For the consumer this may well be true, but in the enterprise, it’s arguably a very different story.

There are many issues and challenges to be faced when providing client systems to staff that may not be immediately apparent. User expectations are high - they presume they will be able to do similar things in the workplace that they can at home, but at the same time their machines must be able to run corporate applications, be fast, secure and manageable. And of course there is always the need to keep the cost of all this to a minimum.

In this interactive session, we’ll cover some of the experiences and challenges faced when upgrading all the client machines in a large international company, and how some of them were addressed.

About the Speaker:

Roger Burnett has worked in the IT industry for nearly 30 years, for much of this time designing processes and tools for the deployment and management of client computers within medium and large enterprises. During his career, the industry has moved from command-line based operating systems of the 1980s to the introduction of (now seemingly simplistic) Windows in the early 90s, right through to the modern and complex GUI-based operating systems in use today. He may argue that things just get harder as technology advances!

Roger is a member of BCS, and a Chartered IT Professional.