Windows XP, sadly it’s time to move on

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For more than a decade, Windows XP has been the operating system of choice for enterprises. From 8 April 2014 – Microsoft will end its support for Windows XP and after this date it will no longer issue the software releases that guard against viruses, spyware and intrusion. As a result, all organisations still operating on Windows XP need to consider their options.

It’s time to change
Since the launch of Windows XP back in 2001, end-user computing has moved on significantly, with employee requirements and organisational productivity driving the pace of change. In the digital era, your employees expect to be able to work anywhere. Meanwhile, your customers continue to expect consistent levels of service across multiple channels and your organisation expects to be able to compete. Meeting these expectations via an update programme, however, can be a major challenge for IT departments.

Those programmes that are already underway will possibly already feature missed deadlines and spiralling costs. Those that have yet to start must take into consideration not just an upgrade of the operating system and associated hardware but also the compatibility of the entire enterprise applications estate.

It doesn’t have to be stressful
A major migration project is not without risks. Thankfully with many of these migrations under our belt, Fujitsu has fine tuned the processes to enable organisations to move with a minimal impact to their business – while also enabling substantial organisational improvements. Continue reading