Dimension Data eats own Win7 dog food

Dimension Data eats own Win7 dog food

Summary: The Australian arm of IT services firm Dimension Data is conducting an internal pilot deployment of therelease candidate of Windows 7 in preparation for the launch of the software later this year.

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in brief The Australian arm of IT services firm Dimension Data is conducting an internal pilot deployment of the release candidate of Windows 7 in preparation for the launch of the software later this year.

Dimension Data — which will assist large organisations to upgrade to Windows 7 — this week said about 100 users within its Microsoft Solutions business in Australia had upgraded to Windows 7, as part of a wider international roll-out.

"We are expecting Microsoft to deliver the Windows 7 RTM [release to manufacturing] code by the first week of August — at which point we will be ready to complete full-scale roll-out of the operating system," the company said in a statement late yesterday. Dimension Data is a participant in Microsoft's Technical Adopter Program for early adopters of its software.

The company was also an early adopter of Windows 7's predecessor, Windows Vista, which few large organisations in Australia adopted.

Topics: Windows, Microsoft, Outsourcing

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  • Battle of the Oz Services Companies

    Check out win7deployment.com . It'll be interesting to see who achieves 100% company deployment first!
    anonymous
  • ?

    Why would it be interesting?

    Hmm, this whole story is a bit silly. Of course they would investigate it if their company plan is to provide Win7 support. And of course they'd be one of the few to do Vista for the same reason. Probably very upset that no one took it up so they had no one to take up their support.
    anonymous
  • Data#3

    We invite you to follow our deployment of Windows 7 in real time...

    http://www.win7deployment.com/
    anonymous
  • Upgrade XP

    So D3 is upgrading from XP as a corporate platform to Win7, finally. I am sure the 3 SCCM guys they have are pedalling very hard to keep the titanic floating

    DD has proven credibility, global capability and highly proven staff across all of Oz, plus 43 other countries
    anonymous
  • Core Infrastructure Optimisation (IO) Assessment

    Hey Mario,

    In Shaun Duncan's blog o nthe site he makes mention oa core IO report that you did.

    Where can Ifind a copy to review. I am absolutely interested in where you are starting from and seeing where you get too
    anonymous
  • Dimension Data

    I wouldn't touch Dimension data with a 10 foot pole. They absolutely screwed our SOE a few years back... We ended up getting rid of them.
    anonymous
  • RDP Customers

    So please post up your list of RDP Customers as proof of your good work?

    That is far more interesting than a SI wizzing match
    anonymous
  • Reece

    Don't worry the other SI mentioned on this list has also been booted by customers for doing a less than stellar job, just ask your account manager
    anonymous
  • I feel really sorry for those deploying W7

    As far as I concerned W7 is an expensive service pack for Vista.
    anonymous
  • D3 Report

    I guess D3 has nothing to offer or share in this space, are you sure you did the report or just very embaresed about what the report reflects about your readiness??
    anonymous
  • Wasted my time

    You have done zero work in 1 month, excellent does this mean you have given up and deployed Linux. Great advertising for yourselves!!!

    Is there a project plan you are delviering against??
    anonymous
  • Poor company with poor staff. Really destroyed our firm's IT systems, would never deal with them again. Good luck if you're an existing customer!
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