Lakeside Software Introduces SysTrack Transform

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Bloomfield Hills, MI ― October 17, 2012 ― Lakeside Software, a leader in business intelligence solutions for IT professionals, today announced the release and general availability later this quarter of SysTrack Transform. SysTrack Transform accelerates desktop transformation by continuously and automatically tuning implementation models using real-time application and user behavior analytics, enabling the model to always mirror even the most dynamic of environments, and speeding the time it takes to roll-out implementations.

IT Infrastructure is constantly evolving. Users’ application needs and supporting hardware are in a state of constant change. IT executives and decision makers need real-time insight into their environment including guidance for optimizing their physical or virtual desktop OS upgrades, hardware changes and application migrations. SysTrack Transform generates real-time, dynamically updating analytics, reporting dashboards and workflow to enable IT to manage their transformation projects from initial design/architecture through steady state.

SysTrack Transform is an extension to the SysTrack data platform architecture. Transform applies data collected by other SysTrack tools, including the Virtual Machine Planner (VMP) and Image Provisioning Planner (IPP), to identify and rationalize the applications in use, and help IT understand workflow on affected desktops. SysTrack Transform reads the base images directly from IPP, or they can be defined manually. For each image, Transform tracks where the application and the users are and presents real-time visual status of image, application and user readiness.

SysTrack Transform imports data from the Microsoft compatibility database, from the Citrix AppDNA application migration software or from your own compatibility database, and integrates this with empirically observed data on application usage by other users. Transform uses this data to create a Compatibility Score for each application that shows how compatible that application is with the targeted base image.

In addition to tracking installed application assignments to base images, SysTrack Transform manages all of your entitled applications whether delivered through Citrix XenApp®, Microsoft SCCM or App-V, VMware ThinApp or another mechanism.

When you are comfortable that the user and application assignments to base images are correct, you can “lock them in.” Transform will then notify each user that their migration to the new platform is pending, and move them across. SysTrack Transform supports transformations between physical or virtual systems.

Supporting Quotes

Brinton Baker, chief marketing officer, Lakeside Software: “SysTrack Transform enables IT management to quickly and efficiently implement Windows® 7 migration, virtualization and other projects in complex, dynamic environments. SysTrack Transform continuously updates the image plan with real-time user behavior data so the image plan always mirrors the environment.”

Paul Schnell, vice president Product Engineering, Citrix: “As enterprises combine application migration efforts around XP migrations, virtualization initiatives and day-to-day application management, we see the most effective projects include a plan based on the customer’s actual data. Clearly understanding the role of users, applications, OS changes and virtualization tactics improves the success of the overall project. Combining the Citrix AppDNA application compatibility data with information about users means better insight.”

Bruce Poor, vice president, Hogan Consulting Group: “SysTrack Transform is the first IT analytics tool to factor real-time, real-world user and application data into image planning. SysTrack Transform leverages the SysTrack DataMine’s unparalleled data granularity and depth to deliver faster implementations at lower cost with higher user satisfaction. We’re excited to introduce SysTrack Transform to our customers.”

About Lakeside Software

Lakeside Software is a leading provider of business intelligence solutions for IT. SysTrack solutions for User Experience Scoring, End-to-End Monitoring, Problem Diagnostics, Power Management, VDI Assessment and Planning, and Windows 7 Migration empower IT with the knowledge to dramatically improve productivity and reduce costs. SysTrack’s patented and massively scalable DataMine distributed database architecture aggregates user-level data unmatched in depth and quality, enabling SysTrack’s sophisticated reporting intelligence to deliver unprecedented insight into application usage and resource utilization. Visit for more information.

Lakeside Software, SysTrack, SysTrack Transform and SysTrack DataMine are registered trademarks and/or trademarks of Lakeside Software, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions. Third-party trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners.

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