Large multi national migrates to XP

Modus Partner SGI worked with Dell to deliver a European upgrade of Microsoft XP for Unilever, which owns many of the world's consumer product brands in foods, beverages, cleaning agents and personal care products.

In April of this year completed a year long project as part of Dell programme to migrate a the European arm of the Unilever corporation to Microsoft Windows XP. SGI worked closely with Dell and the customer to design a fully automated solution for backing up data from the users old PCs, deploying the operating system and applications to new PCs, and restoring the user data. The solution from SGI, branded 'iDeploy' uses the Modus product UMS as its core toolset for carrying out the tasks involved.

This solution ran out of office hours so as to reduce end user impact, and was used to deploy over 20,000 PCs across the UK and continental Europe.