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          Assessments and Professional Services
           

          Start Every IT Project with an Assessment

          Our talented engineers hold more than 500 active technical certifications. We can help you design and deploy IT projects like server virtualization, virtual desktop infrastructure, storage optimization, unified communications and much more. The first step in any IT project is to examine the big picture. A PC Connection assessment will ensure that you do just that, and kick the project off right. We also offer the opportunity for in-depth interaction with today’s technology at our Customer Briefing Center either in person or online through a virtual session.

          Our assessment services give you a clear starting point to help you make fact-based implementation decisions with relevant data derived from your own applications and deployed assets. Here are some of our most popular assessments.

           

          Data Center

           

          • Server Assessment
            Implementing server consolidation and virtualization initiatives can decrease your energy costs. Our Server Assessment gives you accurate performance and utilization information to help you make sound decisions about which servers to consolidate to decrease energy consumption and lower TCO. This valuable service offers insights into your current inventory, system performance, and model consolidation ratios—so you will have an actionable plan for virtualizing your servers.
          • Server Practice
            Our Server Practice offers solutions that enable you to realize significant cost savings while making operations more flexible, more agile, and easier to maintain. Our server implementations save IT staff time and speed systems into usefulness.
          • VMware Healthcheck
            You’ve made a significant investment to virtualize your computing environment using VMware vSphere, the industry-leading virtualization platform. Now let our experts help you make the most of it. Our VMware Certified Professional (VCP) consultants can work with your team to provide best-practice guidance for utilizing and optimizing VMware vSphere.
          • Data Center Practice Services 
            Our Data Center Practice Service helps you optimize data center operations and improve efficiencies. We provide services that can help you properly design your power and cooling infrastructure, assist with collocation and disaster recovery facilities, and identify and correct trouble spots in your data center.
          • Microsoft Active Directory Assessment
            If your organization is using Active Directory as your infrastructure domain, and are making changes your infrastructure, be sure you making these changes and updates with a healthy active directory environment.  This offering is a pre-step to any service engagement you may want to consider.  Whether you’re consolidating your server in a virtual environment, provisioning a desktop virtualization environment, or upgrading a server application, your environment depends on healthy active directory.  Consider this service when engaging PC Connection for your professional services needs.

           

          Storage Optimization

           

          • Storage Assessment
            It is estimated the average organization is growing their data at over 35% per year. Our Storage Assessment provides easy‑to‑understand information about your data growth and usage to help you make changes and improvements that will accelerate performance and optimize efficiency. A Storage Assessment can help you make changes and improvements that reduce costs, shorten backup and recovery times, and develop a more efficient storage system.
          • Storage Practice
            Our Storage Practice offers you greater efficiencies within your storage and backup environment through the use of assessment-focused services that uncover savings and streamline processes. Our implementations save time and money.
          • Storage Healthcheck
            PC Connection's Storage Healthcheck Service provides you with valuable information about your storage growth and usage to help your organization reduce costs, shorten backup/recovery times, and improve overall operation efficiency. A Storage Healthcheck is an ideal first step that can help you plan for future projects such a storage virtualization, data deduplication and tiered storage.
          • Backup & Recovery
            Runaway data growth is a major concern for many IT organizations, and innovations in backup technologies are driving changes in how backups are managed. We can help you evolve with technology and get the most out of your infrastructure with a backup and recovery plan optimized for your organization. Learn about the scope of our services and the various vendor solutions we offer.  
          • HP SAN Jumpstart
            Looking for a way to quickly and painlessly integrate an HP LeftHand P4000 SAN solution into your current infrastructure? Our JumpStart Installation Service for HP StorageWorks LeftHand SAN Solutions provides planning, deployment, installation verification testing (IVT), and knowledge transfer—all in one convenient package. It’s the perfect way to guarantee the implementation and reliability of your new hardware.

           

          Network Optimization

           

          • Network Inventory Assessment
            Has your network overgrown its boundaries? Get back in control with a Network Inventory Assessment. We comprehensively document your IT network with a detailed hardware and software lifecycle analysis, in addition to your current network performance.
          • Network Assessment
            If you are looking to upgrade or expand your network, you must first evaluate the capabilities and shortcomings of your existing network. Our Network Assessment gives you a clear view of your infrastructure and identifies performance bottlenecks and other problems that need to be upgraded. Once issues are uncovered, we can provide remediation plans to fix problems and optimize your network performance.
          • Network Practice
            Our Network Practice solutions combine infrastructure, services, and applications to provide customers with secure, dependable wired and wireless networks and allow customers to take advantage of the flexibilities and cost savings of IP Telephony.
          • Voice and Video Readiness Assessment
            If you are making the move to VoIP, our Voice and Video Readiness Assessment is a necessary first step toward implementation. By identifying problem areas in your network, we can make recommendations to ensure your IT dollars deliver maximum ROI and the high performance levels VoIP demands. After the assessment you will have the tools and information you need to optimize your network for real-time traffic.
          • Wireless Site Survey Assessments
            Whether planning a new wireless network, expanding your current coverage, or upgrading an existing solution, a Wireless Site Survey helps you design an efficient wireless infrastructure. Underestimating your coverage can result in poor performance, and overestimating coverage can be costly. This site survey will help you get a maximum ROI on your wireless investment.
          • Security Assessment
            Data protection and privacy are driving organizations to keep all sensitive information safe from unauthorized disclosures and in line with legal, ethical, social, and business requirements. A Security Assessment helps you address compliance standards, identify the roots of current and/or possible future security breaches, and plan out future spending as it relates to what is critical for your organization to succeed and operate legally and securely.

           

          Lifecycle Management

           

          • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Assessment
            Desktop virtualization can bring cost savings, ease of management, improved security, and platform independence to your organization. Our VDI Assessment helps you identify conditions to remediate in your infrastructure to make more desktops a better fit for virtualization.
          • Lifecycle Practice
            Our Lifecycle Management Practice is comprised of services which extend from staging and configuration through deployment to asset disposal. Deployment Services, Software Upgrades, and Data Migration create efficiencies for busy IT staffs.
          • Printer Assessment 
            Printers are often overlooked in organization’s infrastructure. Don’t dismiss their high maintenance and supply costs as a fixed expense. With the proper tools in place you can realize significant savings. Our complimentary printer assessment can help you understand, plan for, and reduce the overall cost of your printer fleet.
          • VMWare ViewManager Jumpstart
            With VMware’s View Manager, you can centrally manage and deploy virtual desktops for end-users utilizing VMware Infrastructure. Learn about our VMware View Manager Jumpstart program which combines installation services and immersive training sessions. More than an installation, Jumpstart gives you the skills to optimize VMware View Manager for your own environment, including the expertise to overcome complexities and obstacles.

           

          Software Solutions

           

          • Windows Assessment
            Cutting-edge, energy-efficient PCs equipped with Windows can help your organization cut costs, boost productivity, and simplify manageability. A Windows Assessment assists your organization in planning for this deployment and ensures a seamless transition to new technology. This information allows for the desktop readiness and planning of your Windows deployment, and addresses license compliance and security concerns.
          • Microsoft Practice
            We offer Microsoft Practice Services solutions that allow you to more efficiently implement Microsoft products in your environment and better utilize key Microsoft technologies. Our team of experts can help you with the assessment, planning, design, and implementation of your Microsoft IT projects.
          • MS Packaged Services
            PC Connection’s Microsoft Packaged Services allow customers with Value, Select, Select Plus, and Enterprise Software Assurance Benefits to redeem Microsoft Services Vouchers for full deployment planning assessments. This is the perfect way to assess the company-wide deployment of Microsoft solutions such as Windows operating systems, Office, Exchange, and SharePoint.
          • Exchange Services
            Our Microsoft Exchange Services Team works with your organization to create a powerful, streamlined messaging infrastructure. We provide a wide range of Exchange services, including planning and implementing new Exchange environments, transitioning from previous versions of Exchange, and migrating from other messaging platforms.
          • Microsoft Active Directory Assessment
            If your organization is using Active Directory as your infrastructure domain, and are making changes your infrastructure, be sure you making these changes and updates with a healthy active directory environment.  This offering is a pre-step to any service engagement you may want to consider.  Whether you’re consolidating your server in a virtual environment, provisioning a desktop virtualization environment, or upgrading a server application, your environment depends on healthy active directory.  Consider this service when engaging PC Connection for your professional services needs.

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