Migration of User Settings: Business Continuity Avoids High Follow-on Cost

COLOGNE, Germany, July 15 /CNW/ - sepago, inventors of the Citrix User Profile Manager, offer a new solution for profile migration from today: For the first time, Profile Migrator(TM) enables network administrators to migrate user settings for Windows operating systems as well as for arbitrary windows-based applications on clients and servers. The effect: Users familiarize themselves with their new work environment more quickly and don't need to embark on their own time-consuming restoration of their personal settings. The increased business continuity significantly reduces the cost of migration for large enterprises.

Profile Migrator(TM) supports system changeovers to Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, the virtualization of desktops and servers and the introduction of 64 bit systems. Apart from the operating system change, the software also permits migration of the user settings if version upgrades of widespread programs are undertaken. As administrators select their users' applications that are to be migrated, the migration of the settings simultaneously results in a profile clean-up. The program is now available for download from http://www.profilemigrator.com for a free 30-day evaluation.

Users spend considerable time customizing their work environment. For the desktop, backgrounds, screen savers or skins are adapted to the personal mood. But templates, standard formats, signatures, shortcuts, macros and add-ins, settings for saving, font sizes or toolbars are also configured to meet the personal requirements and the user's working habits.

The migration of these settings saved in the user profiles is a complex matter, however, and for this reason rarely takes place. After a system upgrade, these settings are missing and users spend their working time on restoring their settings. In doing so, they often make use of support from the user helpdesk. This causes hidden follow-on cost in enterprises, which grows with the number of desktops provisioned.

sepago's new software provides a remedy: Profile Migrator(TM) can be used for practically all migration scenarios, allowing the centrally controlled migration of the user settings for the system components and applications selected by the administrator. The intuitive graphical user interface permits fast execution of the profile migration in three simple steps.

Profile Migrator(TM) is now available for download from http://www.profilemigrator.com for a free 30-day evaluation. The web site also includes a ROI calculator to highlight the hidden cost of not carrying out profile migration, showing the rapid return on investment that the software provides.

About sepago:

sepago GmbH, based in Cologne (Germany), are specialists for application provisioning and automation in complex IT environments. As a Citrix Platinum, Microsoft Gold und VMware Enterprise Partner, sepago offer services in the areas of consulting and operation support at the highest level. The business unit Research and Development develops future-oriented software solutions based on special market insight from the consultancy business. sepago have become known internationally as the creators of the Citrix User Profile Manager. Further information on the company is available online under http://www.sepago.com. Under blogs.sepago.de, sepago developers and consultants discuss current IT technology topics.


For further information: For further information: Contact to journalists: Carsten Bruggerhoff, Managing Director, sepago GmbH, Dillenburger Strasse 83, D-51105 Cologne, Telephone: +49 221-8019395-0, Email: cb@sepago.com

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