Relying on Employees to Install Their Own Software Isn’t Efficient
At a lot of companies, employees are responsible for handling software updates, at least to some degree. Management sends out an email that walks them through the necessary steps to upgrade their systems and then they’re given a deadline for when it needs to be complete.
Again, this might be business as usual at companies all over the world, but it’s far from the ideal route to take. The sooner you can ditch this kind of approach, the better.
First, as you probably already know, employees sometimes don’t give every email equal amounts of attention (not that you’d ever be guilty of this, of course). You can send out an email about updating their computers, but it might not actually get read—or at least not with their full attention—until after you have to send out a reminder. Deadlines often get pushed back for this very reason.
Second, using a computer for work you do every day is one thing. Installing software on it can sometimes mean a much bigger challenge. Frankly speaking, not all employees are going to be equally up to the task of updating their systems. Unfortunately, some may simply drag their feet.
Once again, with diskless booting software, all it takes is one IT worker to carry out the necessary process and everyone else benefits. No one needs to quit the work they specialize in; no employees need to be turned away; no employees need to be counted on to read emails and follow intricate directions.