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Organizational Planning and User Segmentation for Desktop Migration

Apr 23, 2008, 04:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Frank Heimes)

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"Migrations on the client-side are challenging due to their large scale, the potential uniqueness of each client system, and the direct effect on users. This article focuses on the starting point of a client migration: that is, the organizational planning and especially the user segmentation. It also offers a method to identify the most appropriate user segment that should be migrated first. Our systematic approach is based on several recent customer migration experiences. The technical planning process that seamlessly follows the organizational planning is the subject of the next article of this series.

"This article is based, in part, on the organizational planning section of the IBM Redbooks publication, 'Linux Client Migration Cookbook, Version 2: A Practical Planning and Implementation Guide for Migration to Desktop Linux,' and is enriched with many additional real-life experiences..."

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