If you are looking to move to Office 365 or Microsoft Azure it is essential to know what IT assets and licenses you have before planning change. This brief video provides an overview of the discovery capability of our product Lens.

Lens Product Overview

1) Discovery

Before you spend money on moving onto new technology it's worth finding out what you have first.

We provide a quick and easy solution to find IT related assets across your company.  Once you have that it's much easier to make a decision regarding a move to the cloud or oher technologies.

We can help you identify risks or potential cost savings that might just help your IT budget!

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

Whitepaper: Asset Management and Cloud technology

[fa icon="plus-square"] Why would I benefit from a "discovery"?

We recommend "discovering" your IT enviromnent so that you can get complete visbility of your IT kit (desktop computers, laptops, software and servers).  This information is recorded against the people who use your computers.  This provides an initial view of what needs supporting.

But in additition it an help us identify risks:

  • Old hardware that needs replacing
  • Applications that might be running on unsupported (therefore unprotected) operating systems

And is very helpful if you want to move to new technology as the discovery information can help:

  • Migrate your business to Microsoft Office 365
  • Migrate your PCs to Windows 7 or Windows 10
  • Move your servers to the Cloud, using Microsoft Azure

It is worth also noting this discovery information is updated on a regular basis therefore you will always have visbility of your IT environment, risks and costs.

[fa icon="plus-square"] How does Lens work?
As Lens is a cloud solution it is quite simple to use.  We can perform the installation remotely which is the quickest and most time efficient way to install.  If you prefer to install yourself this can be arranged. You should start seeing results within minutes assuming the Internet connection is operational and permits traffic to the Lens system.
[fa icon="plus-square"] What are the main features?

The main features of Lens are:

  • Automated discovery of IT assets
  • Planning tools to help organise a migrtion to cloud technologies
  • Migration tools for Windows Desktop and Server
  • Finance and risk tools to help make better decisions
[fa icon="plus-square"] Where can I get Lens and how much does it cost?
Lens is an exclusive offering to our cloud migration and managed services customers.  
[fa icon="plus-square"] How does Lens compare to system management tools such as SCCM?
Lens is not a monitoring tool. Instead, it compliments tools like SCCM by providing management with high-level information on their IT environment in order to help plan changes across their IT environment.
[fa icon="plus-square"] How much effort is required to con>figure Lens?
Lens is a combination of cloud and on-premise software. It takes minutes to setup a Lens environment for your business.

Deployment requires running discovery software against PCs and servers. Technically information can be gathered within minutes but internal testing and existing change control processes will need to be adhered to. This is down to each company policy.

The desktop discovery software runs with low security requirements and does not use an agent. This is by design, as low security permissions makes the software more acceptable to internal IT teams.