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ConverterTechnology Makes Available IDC Whitepaper, Why Sticking with Windows XP is a Bad Idea, and Offers Recommendations for Successful Enterprise-Wide Desktop Migrations
Microsoft's Planned Termination of Support of Windows XP and Office 2003 Complicates the Deployment Process for Organizations Planning to Upgrade All Desktops
By: Marketwire .
Feb. 4, 2013 09:00 AM
NASHUA, NH -- (Marketwire) -- 02/04/13 -- ConverterTechnology, provider of software and services to help enterprises upgrade to new versions of Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office without the risks, costs, productivity loss, and headaches that typically arise from enterprise deployments, today makes available a whitepaper by IDC, Why Sticking with Windows XP is a Bad Idea. In addition, ConverterTechnology offers five critical steps for organizations upgrading their desktops from Windows XP and Office 2003 that can ensure the success of the deployment process.
The whitepaper, sponsored by Microsoft, takes a deep look at the operational costs of Windows XP within large organizations, and compares and contrasts those costs against operational costs associated with Windows 7. Organizations of all sizes that are aware of Microsoft's planned termination of support for Windows XP and Office 2003, are accelerating their migration activities.
Even without technical support for Microsoft, the complexity of a full desktop migration requires significant planning starting with devising a deployment approach -- all departments at the same time, departmental, or phased roll out -- to ensure success.
Shawn Allaway, president of ConverterTechnology, notes, "A total desktop migration is no small undertaking or something to take lightly. The objective is to complete the migration on time, on budget, and with minimal impact to users, which includes minimizing inherent risks such as file and application incompatibilities. However, success necessitates a clear understanding of how an organization functions, the level of deployment required, and the tools and methods most appropriate to support the migration effort."
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Customers undertaking full desktop upgrades can expand ConverterTechnology's file conversion capabilities with greater risk mitigation from compatibility assessments of applications across desktop, server, virtual, and web application estates. Automatic application testing and remediation, application packaging, and application virtualization conversion accelerates readiness by allowing customers to easily find and fix compatibility issues in minutes.
Allaway notes, "By quickly identifying files and applications requiring testing and remediation, ConverterTechnology's solutions can efficiently find and fix problems, which saves time and money."
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