Change is constant in the world of IT, and managing applications, desktops, and servers in this fluid environment can keep IT administrators in constant motion. A steady stream of new and updated applications means admins have to test for compatibility with existing operating systems and apps, and do it fast enough to keep their end users happy.
Application security demands require admins to keep up with a constant flow of updates and patches and test to make sure they don't cause any conflicts. And web applications require testing to make sure they're compatible with constant browser updates. Regular updates to Microsoft Windows and Office suites require more compatibility testing and remediation of any issues. And mergers and acquisitions can require admins to quickly merge entire application estates into existing environments.
Virtualization initiatives require admins to test and repackage applications for a wide range of technologies. And migrations from 32-bit to 64-bit OSs require admins to ensure that applications work in the new environment. And Windows Server 2003's end of life means migrating to Windows Server 2012 and ensuring that legacy applications will work with the new OS.
It's all part of the ongoing application readiness cycle, and it can make IT administrators feel like they're taking a ride on a nonstop carousel. But you can keep up with your constantly evolving application landscape and deliver applications to end users faster with Dell ChangeBASE, the application readiness solution from Dell Software that lets you automatically test, remediate, package, and virtualize your applications. And ChangeBASE has been completely re-architected to an API model that lets you integrate the product with a wide variety of systems, including asset tracking systems and systems management tools, and merge all of your application data into a single view.
ChangeBASE helps you quickly deploy new applications, security updates, and web apps by automatically checking compatibility, highlighting potential problems, and bulk-fixing the majority of issues or suggesting remediation steps where auto-fixes aren't feasible, all behind the scenes little to no administrator involvement, and quickly assess Microsoft Office dependencies and applications prior to Office 2013 migrations.
And ChangeBASE streamlines application migration by bulk-importing MSI and virtualized apps, automatically converting legacy installers into MSI format and assessing apps against your target platforms. ChangeBASE also helps support virtualization by testing against a variety of platforms. ChangeBASE can then automatically virtualize compatible applications, remediate the majority of apps with identified issues, and repackage apps that can't be virtualized.
And ChangeBASE helps you maintain business continuity by ensuring that server applications are compatible with 32- and 64-bit OSs and remote desktop environments by testing server, traditional, virtual, and hosted clients in a single pass. So with ChangeBASE, you really can ensure ongoing application readiness and provide faster application delivery to your end users. To learn how, visit DellSoftware.com/ChangeBASE.