Faster Delivery = Happy Users
Automated Process = Fewer Errors
Standards = Cost Reduction
Order Visibility = Confidence
Linking Systems = Efficiency
When I started out as a system admin, I wish I’d had a cheat sheet to help me keep track of everything I needed to take care of for each of my endpoints. Now, after years of experience, I’ve decided to compile some of the knowledge I’ve gained and pass it along to those who may also be in need of a cheat sheet.
Whether you’re a part of a small, medium-sized or large business — or belong to a federal, state or local government agency — having a handy checklist for routine tasks is invaluable to all who work in IT. And even better? Having a digital tool that can streamline all of it, saving oodles of time.
Here’s mine for taking care of your endpoints using the KACE Systems Management Appliance:
Keeping up to date on networked computers and devices is usually not enough. Most system admins are also responsible for purchasing new equipment from time to time, which means keeping track of OS deployment needs. And that can be challenging. When I was a system admin, I had outdated sector-based imaging, which was slow and inefficient. Capturing system drivers for specific machines made those images only for those models. It was labor-intensive. Manually reinstalling every computer’s OS is slow at best, especially when you have hundreds or thousands of workstations in your network.
Here’s a checklist of tasks for managing OS deployment using the KACE Systems Management Appliance:
Having a written cheat sheet back in the day would have been great. Luckily today, technology has your back. Let our endpoint management appliances do the heavy lifting for you and your department — and save your time for strategic thinking and for addressing the real problems that need your expertise.
This article was originally published here.