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The expense of running personal computers and servers does not stop at purchase. Hardware needs to be maintained; software applications must be properly deployed and managed - a time-intensive task with different sets of applications required for different departments and users. And the evolution of business-critical software generates a continuous requirement to install, modify and upgrade applications throughout the enterprise.
Meeting these “business as usual” needs can be challenging. Add to this the demands of preparing an existing application library for a new operating system, and the end result is a complex assortment of systems and applications that can quickly drain IT resources.
To help overcome these challenges, Dell offers Application Lifecycle Management. Using standardized methodologies and working with you, Dell consultants can help you implement:
Application Lifecycle Management services include:
- Automatic application distribution
- Deployment mechanisms that don’t require user intervention
- Assurances that new applications won’t conflict with existing installed software
Inventory and Rationalization Dell consultants document the names, versions and quantities of software installed on all connected workstations. They then consolidate the data to provide a comprehensive inventory report of all applications in use. Finally, they establish criteria for identifying duplicate or redundant to create a Master Application List.
Application Packaging Combining process, automated tools and workflow, tools and technology, Dell can provide a pay-as-you-go
Application Packaging, remediation and software virtualization service that prepares applications for deployment
in accordance with agreed application packaging standards.
Often implemented as an integral element of our customers’ configuration management initiatives, Application Packaging can help streamline the deployment of applications across the organization and improve ongoing desktop and server management.
Application Packaging is available as a stand-alone service regardless of your existing hardware infrastructure.
Application Compatibility AssuranceThe Dell Application Compatibility service provides a rapid and accurate way to understand potential application
compatibility issues and provide remediation steps. In keeping with the Dell “right first time” approach, all
applications prepared in the packaging factory undergo rigorous quality assurance and verification prior to User
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