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Is Microsoft’s new Edge the right choice for your organization?

Posted by Timothy Morimanno on Oct 14, 2020 12:10:17 PM
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Topics: Security, Windows 10, Business Productivity, Microsoft Edge

Windows 7 Update – How Goes the Great Migration?

Posted by Brad Watson on Oct 21, 2019 10:34:14 AM

A lot of IT administrators probably wake up each morning, look at the calendar, and sigh. That’s because there’s only three months and change left before January 14, 2020 – the day that Windows 7 is officially end-of-life.

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Topics: Microsoft, Mobile Applications, Windows 10, Migration

Windows 7 Says the Hard Goodbye

Posted by Brad Watson on Mar 4, 2019 1:00:17 PM

If you work in information technology, you probably know that when a piece of software is declared “end of life,” its end is in reality far from over. If you’re still running a copy of Windows Server 2003 – like one in five companies as of 2016 – then you’ll get the idea. Same if there’s a computer in your organization that still runs Windows XP. Although less than 5% of companies still run Windows XP, a majority of ATMs still do.

 

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Topics: Windows 10, Microsoft Operations Management Suite

Windows Upgrades Have Never Been Easier

Posted by Curtiss Adams on Feb 14, 2017 3:00:00 PM

For many companies, upgrading operating systems across the organization can be a complex challenge.  Application and driver compatibility are two variables among many that must be thoroughly analyzed to successfully deploy windows upgrades. 

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Why upgrade to Windows 10?
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Windows upgrades are now simpler with Upgrade Analytics

The Upgrade Analytics tool is designed specifically to address uncertainties in the application and driver environment when upgrading to Windows 10.  

Comprehensive analysis of the technology landscape can be frustrating and time-intensive, but if the proper planning is not completed, then less than desirable outcomes are often achieved. 

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Topics: Windows 10, Microsoft Operations Management Suite

Your Operating System Could Be Killing Productivity

Posted by Curtiss Adams on Feb 14, 2017 12:33:40 PM

Generally speaking, companies must weigh the pros and cons of upgrading or updating any system.  It is accepted that physical assets such as machinery or equipment must be maintained at specific intervals.  

Furthermore, the projected end of life date is typically established at the time of purchase.  Equipment kept in use past its projected EOL requires additional maintenance and upkeep and often hampers productivity or increases risk and most companies would not dispute this fact. 

Software systems are no less critical. Software applications and operating systems also have a projected EOL, but often the temptation to extend the service life of these assets is greater than for a piece of equipment that you can touch and feel. 

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Topics: Microsoft, Security, Windows 10