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SCLS Network Convergence: Part II

Our first TechBits post on SCLS network convergence was posted in mid-August.  If you missed it, you may want to take a quick look at it before reading further.  Today, we pick up where August left off.

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For those of you who did get a chance to read Part I, you may recall that convergence was broken down into phases:

1. Phase I: PC/printer inventory.  Network cabling assessment.
2. Phase II: 3rd party ISP is released
3. Phase III: Migrating non-LINK staff PCs to SCLS network
4. Phase IV: Migrating non-LINK patron PCs to SCLS network
5. Phase V: Migrating wireless services to SCLS network (legacy wireless not Enterprise wireless)

The August post discussed Phases I – II.  Today, Phases III – V will be discussed.

3. Phase III: Migrating non-LINK staff PCs to the SCLS network
SCLS staff will schedule with you in advance a time to migrate your non-LINK staff PCs to LINK staff PCs.  All of your important data will be backed up, the PC will be reimaged and the data will be restored to the PC.  After the PCs are reimaged, SCLS will be able to offer remote support to these PCs.  You’ll be able to call the SCLS Tech Help Desk for troubleshooting problems or software installs.

4. Phase IV: Migrating non-LINK patron PCs to SCLS network
Much of what was said in Phase III applies to Phase IV (minus the ‘save the data’ part). 

5. Phase V: Migrating wireless services to SCLS network (legacy wireless not Enterprise Wireless)
Actually, for most libraries if you are not planning to move to Enterprise Wireless, Phase II and Phase V will occur at the same time.  You’ll still be using the same wireless server and Public IP but you’ll get there through the SCLS network rather than your 3rd party ISP.

Depending on the particulars of your library, all phases of convergence may be completed in a single visit or a couple of visits.

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