GREED: Failing to run a test or pilot to test the migration
For any organization, upgrading operating systems can be exciting. But if the anticipation leads to an attempt at immediate adoption without first testing the deployment process, that greedy haste will cause headaches. If the process has any complications or glitches, going straight to implementation isn’t a shortcut, it’s a shortfall.
All it takes to overcome greed is a simple pilot test of the new operating system, applications and custom settings before a full deployment. The IT administrator should implement a pilot program to run the new system, see how it goes and make any necessary adjustments. The end result is a smoother migration, happier end users and less calls to the service desk.
The first aspect to consider is whether any necessary network changes are required to support the migration. You will need to implement the network changes identified...