Windows Managed PC is Innessco’s solution for businesses who want the benefits of a dedicated PC but with the added convenience of
managed IT services. The key difference between a Managed PC and a Cloud PC is that with a Managed PC, your business applications are
installed locally on your Windows PC, not on a Windows PC running in a data center.
With a Managed PC, each user is provided with their own dedicated Windows PC preinstalled with all your firm’s approved applications. If
required, users have administration rights to their Managed PC, giving them full control over their device. Innessco takes responsibility for managing and installing Windows, security, and application updates, ensuring your systems remain up-to-date and secure.
Compared to a Cloud PC, the Managed PC operates differently in that it is not always running during system maintenance. This results in users having greater visibility into any system administration that is performed. Additionally, physical access to the PC is necessary to access the firm’s systems, unlike on a Cloud PC where you can connect to your Windows PC from any internet-connected device. If users require access to their IT systems from outside of the office, they will need to carry a laptop with them.
The Managed PC service includes software licenses for Microsoft 365 Business Premium and AvePoint Cloud Backup for Microsoft 365 (optional).
With Microsoft 365 Business Premium, you will have access to a wide range of features to help streamline and enhance your business operations.
This includes always up-to-date versions of the Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. You will also have access to Exchange Online for enterprise-grade email with a 50GB mailbox per user and the ability to send attachments up to 150MB. OneDrive for
Business provides you with 1TB of cloud storage per user to securely store, share, and collaborate on your files from anywhere. Additionally, you will have access to Microsoft Teams, a powerful collaboration tool that allows you to chat, hold online meetings, make voice and video calls, and share files with your team members in real-time.
With AvePoint Cloud Backup for Microsoft 365 (optional), you can further enhance the security and protection of your data by backing up your Microsoft 365 data to a secure, third-party cloud. This includes email, files, SharePoint, and OneDrive data. In the event of a disaster, data loss, or accidental deletion, you can quickly and easily restore your data with minimal disruption to your business operations.
The implementation process typically includes an out of hours re-installation of all firm PCs, out-of-hours data migration and go-live support. Innessco will work with your existing vendors to re-install (and upgrade where appropriate) their applications, ensuring a smooth transition to the Windows Managed PC service.