Upgrade to a new OS with CDW's help!
The day has finally arrived, Microsoft will no longer offer security patches or updates for the aged OS. Unsure on where to start? CDW will do the work for you! We will assess your current Windows infrastructure and develop a migration plan that caters to your business needs. Choosing not to migrate could cost your company a minimum of $200,000 for a custom Windows XP contract.
Migrating off an OS can seem like a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be.
A modern OS provides a variety of benefits for companies seeking to improve IT infrastructure.
Windows 7 and Windows 8 offer:
- Enhanced Security and Compliance Capabilities - Protects data and keeps unwanted applications from corporate networks.
- Cost Savings - According to a recent IDC study, supporting a Windows XP PC costs about $870 per year, significantly more than the estimated $168 for a PC running on Windows 7.
- Productivity Gains - Provide employees with a single Windows OS that can run on a range of devices and can sync files, applications and email settings without sacrificing security.
- Virtualization and Cloud Support - Expand your cloud infrastructure with Microsoft's Hyper-V virtualization, which is embedded in Windows 8.
Although the deadline has passed, IT managers should not feel discouraged. CDW is a leading national software solutions provider that will work closely with your company to curate a strategy that enables this conversion while assuring business continuity. We strive to make this transition as smooth as possible with our Windows Assessment and Migration Service.
Our IT experts assess your current Windows environment, survey your application landscape, develop a migration plan and remedy common application computability issues. Check out the nine migration steps that we follow to ensure your migration is a success.
Ryan Argall, a Partner Specialist for Microsoft Solutions, explains the importance of migrating to a modern desktop.