"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..."