If your organization hasn’t already mapped out its path to Windows 10, throwing together a migration plan now might seem ill-advised. After all, without proper planning, your Windows 10 migration initiative could find itself stalled by hurdles that could easily have been avoided with the necessary amount of foresight.
Horror stories of lengthy, unplanned downtime and loss of employee productivity due to lack of planning and training have surfaced as companies scramble to beat the deadline without the necessary preparation for a migration of this scale. With these warning tales, some organizations are reluctant to take the plunge while their lean IT teams are distracted with other projects. Your operations can’t afford the risk of having productivity heavily impacted by the migration process.
Your company can’t afford a lapse in Windows support, and you won’t have the option available to purchase smaller 6-month increments of Windows 7 support, meaning you’re locked into the full cost for the 12-month period. This buys you time during the next year to plan your transition. If you choose to wait until later to purchase Windows 7 ESUs, you will have to pay for the preceding years as well since, according to Microsoft, all security updates are cumulative starting January 2020.
However, that doesn’t alter the fact that you’re taking on an unnecessary OPEX drain by not making the transition. What does that mean for companies unable to break away from their current strategic tasks to ensure a smooth migration?
Your IT team can be as scalable as you need with the right IT solutions partner. With tens of thousands of migrations completed, and multiple simultaneous migrations underway across the globe, CentricsIT is ready to start your migration plan, anytime, anywhere.
The CentricsIT team of top technology specialists and engineers have developed a Center of Excellence operational offering that leverages several of our core capabilities for a complete asset solution. With our expertise in and use of best-in-class tools, CentricsIT delivers a unified, organized result.
Our team of Windows experts will also help you negotiate new contracts with Microsoft for your Windows 10 licenses and determine the ability of your devices to run Windows 10.
CentricsIT provides complete OEM-agnostic asset lifecycle management solutions all around the globe. With a network of experienced engineers ready to deploy to your site, no matter where you are in the world, avoiding the Windows 7 support cost is easier than you think.
Whether you need a team to help you migrate existing devices to Windows 10 to avoid Windows 7 support costs, or to deploy new devices with Windows 10 installed with a preserved existing user environment to ease the transition, CentricsIT is here with industry knowledge and Windows 10 migration experience to get the project done in the timeline you need.