Today’s IT administrator doesn’t have an easy job. Instead of having all the devices in one office, employees are all over the place: at home, at a client’s office, or – heaven forbid – in a pub! How do you manage all that efficiently?
In reality, the IT administrator’s job has only gotten easier over the years. All kinds of tools make your work faster and more efficient, so you can go home after lunch (and of course, do the chores you never got around to doing). Every system administrator has their own tricks and shortcuts, but the fact that everyone and their computers are in different locations is a bit of a problem. Fortunately, there are plenty of tools you can use for remote management.
And let’s be honest: this situation has advantages too. For example, you no longer need to send the user away from their computer to perform most management tasks, which is also handy when you’re in the office. What’s more, users don’t notice most of these things because they can run in the background. That means you can just set up actions and tasks and then do something else.
The part that still takes the most time is deploying software and updates. A good deployment tool like Easy Software Deployment lets you plan the rollout down to the second. For example, when the computers are not in use. And that can be quite a challenge! It used to be simple: most computers weren’t in use between 5 pm and 9 am the next morning. But now that many people work from home, working hours are suddenly proving to be more flexible. That means you have to start thinking about very different time slots: say between 11 pm and 6 am to stay on the safe side. But that still leaves plenty of room to schedule your software rollout and then turn your attention back to other things.
Another frequent headache is upgrading to new versions of software that are already on the users’ computers (which differs from an update). Upgrades are drastic because they involve installing a new version – often with new features – on the user’s computer. And you want this to be a painless transition, so at a minimum all settings and personal preferences should be transferred to the new version – insofar as they are still relevant, of course. A good deployment tool helps you do that, and lets you sit back and relax while the tool does its work.
Does a user have a problem? Then too, you can rely on a remote tool. The standard Windows Remote Assistance lets you monitor the remote computer from a distance and, if necessary, control it. This solution is also very useful when a user is working in the office.
It shouldn’t surprise you that Easy Software Deployment can help you with all these things, including support for painless deployment of upgrades. You can even access Remote Assistance directly from Easy Software Deployment.
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