It’s time to migrate your Enterprise from Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 to Windows 10

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It’s time to migrate your Enterprise from Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 to Windows 10

Even though Windows 10 was fully released back in July 2015 thousands of companies have still yet to migrate. As detailed in the Forbes article on company migration to Windows 10, according to Microsoft, there are still 184 million commercial PCs running Windows 7 globally and this excludes China.

Early issues with Windows 10 and the exceptional stability of Windows 7 resulted in many businesses staying put. However, four years on from its first release things have changed and with the range of additional business productivity and security benefits of Windows 10 along with the imminent retirement of extended support for Windows 7 the time to change is now. 

Reasons to change and migrate to Windows 10

There are many reasons to migrate users from legacy operating systems (Windows 7, Windows 8.1, etc.) to Windows 10 including:

• Improved security & credential management
• Faster boot times
• More efficient updates
• Greater application support
• New productivity features
• Enhanced flexible working
• Improved scalability and flexibility
• Software future proofing

End of technical assistance and security updates on Windows 7

In addition, if you are operating on Windows 7, Microsoft has announced that it will end technical assistance and security updates for Windows 7 on 14/01/2020.

Application compatibility is no longer a reason to hindering your migration:

Seamlessly upgrading thousands of users, across distributed sites, with the need to migrate many business-critical legacy applications, is a major factor why many businesses have still not taken the step to Windows 10.

As highlighted by Tech Republic in their article titled ‘Everything you need to know about Windows 10 Enterprise support’ app compatibility concerns in fact is one of the main reasons why many businesses haven’t yet migrated to Windows 10. 

There are many things to consider before planning a migration to Windows 10.  As detailed in Forbes recent article, What To Keep In Mind Before Your Company Migrates To Windows 10, Windows 10 presents an opportunity for organisations to really rethink how they do Windows management, but it’s the preparedness that is critical in this new era of enterprise computing.

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A specialist migration company can help:

APPtechnology are Windows 10 migration and application packaging specialists helping you plan and migrate your users and applications to a new Windows 10 environment. We’ve never been beaten by a migration, application packaging or management challenge and can ensure all of your applications are migrated or securely accessible from within a Windows 10 environment.

With our ‘Windows 10 Accelerator’, an interactive migration workshop, we can help you map out your logical path to Windows 10 using industry best practices. In the workshop you’ll:

  • See typical Windows migrations paths
  • Identify and understand the trapdoors to avoid
  • See how software can shorten deployment & save money

For more detail on Windows 10 Accelerator please don’t hesitate to contact us.

We also help clients to upgrade to Microsoft System Centre Configuration Manager (SCCM), and to use Intune and Autopilot to deliver modern application management whilst reducing ownership costs.

For further information on Windows 10 migration see our article Windows 10 Migration Get The Foundations Right.

Our largest client has 100,000 seats, we have created thousands of packages and have over 265,000 devices managed. Our clients include respected companies such as Kingfisher Group, IHG, Lloyds Register, Arriva, Arm, Citi Bank, Stanley Black & Decker and Transport of London.

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