Windows XP Migration - Support ended on April 8th, 2014
What does this mean to you?
If your organization has not started the migration to a modern desktop, you are late. Based on historical customer deployment data, the average retail or enterprise deployment can take 18 to 32 months from business case through full deployment. To ensure you remain on supported versions of Windows, you should begin your planning and application testing immediately to ensure you deploy before end of support.
What are the risks?
Running Windows XP SP3 and Office 2003 in your environment after their end of support date may expose your company to potential risks, such as:
- Security & Compliance Risks: Unsupported and unpatched environments are vulnerable to security risks.
- Lack of Independent Software Vendor (ISV) & Hardware Manufacturers support
To understand more about the potential risks, please refer to Microsoft's support page here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/enterprise/endofsupport.aspx
How can Comm-Works help you?
Comm-Works will provide you with the services to assist you in determining the best way forward and subsequently help you formulate, plan and execute on your migration strategy. You can also use this opportunity to consider alternatives, for example, making use of virtualization or ‘Desktop Cloud’ solutions to replace or supplement existing desktop services. Another alternative would be to deploy thin client hardware where appropriate, as this could save significant cost relative to refreshing all desktop software across the entire hardware estate.
What we can help you with:
- Get an inventory of your current OS across all locations
Develop a migration strategy to get your organization as a whole up-to-date, while saving you opex, expanding productivity and increasing your security along the way.
- Transfer (User Accounts, Files/Folders, Program Data Settings, Email, Multimedia, Windows Setting, and Internet setting.)
- Install and Config
Windows 7 or 8 – Risk and Mobility
Concerned about upgrading all your systems?
“The migration from Windows XP to Windows 7 yields a 137% return on investment over a three-year period.” IDC whitepaper, sponsored by Microsoft - Mitigating Risk: Why Sticking with Windows XP is a Bad Idea, May 2012.