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
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
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.
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
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.