Accelerate Windows Application Availability for Traditional, Virtual or Cloud Deployments
Software packaging and deployment is more complex than ever. Already under pressure due to severely constrained resources, IT is expected to deliver more cost-effective computing services by taking advantage of the latest technologies while empowering ever greater business productivity.
Recent trends are further complicating the job of IT. Consumerization of IT is just one of the trends that are creating new challenges. The boundaries between work and personal life are blurring, and users are demanding consistent self-service access to corporate services from wherever they are, on multiple device types, including desktops, laptops, smart phones and slates.
Traditional approaches for getting applications to users are no longer effective in the new user-centric computing model that enterprises are striving for. IT needs to find a way to manage and deploy new enabling technologies without driving up operational costs or increasing administrative complexity.
In response, IT organizations are launching strategic initiatives to meet goals related to:
- Desktop transformation
- Windows 7 migrations
- Application virtualization
- Self-service software requests
- The cloud
With so many initiatives in place, preparing and deploying applications in a reliable, consistent manner is complex, whether deployment is part of an operating system migration, application virtualization project or business as usual. Doing so in a cost-effective way is at the heart of driving application usage and greater productivity.
In this environment, application compatibility and application readiness can be a daunting task. It requires a holistic process encompassing application discovery and cataloging, dynamic application compatibility assessment, remediation and conversion, testing and application deployment. It requires efficiency in deploying applications in bulk to handle the rollout of new and updated software as well as speed and ease in satisfying one-off software requests. Underlying a comprehensive application readiness process, IT needs proven solutions to automate and standardize the process and ensure reliable and consistent software packaging standards, no matter what technology you use to deploy your critical applications.
Key Phases to Full Lifecycle Software Packaging and Application Readiness
Flexera Software solutions have long been a de facto industry standard in application readiness and application packaging—core components of a strategic solution to Application Usage Management. More than 10,000 enterprise, government and educational institutions rely on our solutions to reliably and rapidly package more than one million applications.
See how the global leader in application readiness and software packaging can help you facilitate enterprisewide deployments that minimize IT costs and increase application usability. To read more about this complete end-to-end solution, read our Six Steps to Continuous Application Readiness white paper.