Businesses migrate from UNIX to Microsoft Windows so they can extract more business value from equipment and software. The resulting MS Windows-powered systems simplify administration, enhance the efficiency of workers and network support staff, minimize data replication, increase information integrity, and provide for faster rebounds from disaster. A MS Windows environment helps businesses develop solutions quickly and demands less effort to be spent on writing, integrating, and managing applications.

Progent can assist you to design and deploy a smooth migration from a UNIX-powered IT system to a Windows network for supporting Microsoft's powerful Office suite, business software applications, and developer technology. Progent's skilled UNIX, Windows, and Cisco CCIE engineers and application experts can show you how to keep your data and minimize business disruption by creating and implementing an effective migration strategy that protects your existing investments in UNIX applications and infrastructure. Progent can also assist to train your workers and network support group so your business remains productive.

UNIX-to-Windows transition consulting expertise available from Progent include:

  • Analysis of Existing Infrastructure
    Progent will help you evaluate the potential benefits and risks of transitioning an operating system, application, computer, storage system, or database. The process provides a comprehensive evaluation of your information environment, establishes a basic network inventory, reduces engineering risks, and inevitably leads to a lower cost of transition by saving time and avoiding expensive pitfalls.

  • Transition Planning and Testing
    Progent will develop a detailed transition deployment plan which may feature pilot installations. Progent practices a staged methodology with specified waypoints to comply with economic, timing, and technical goals while avoiding business discontinuity. This approach is modeled after the best industry practices outlined in the Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF).

  • Microsoft Exchange Migration Expertise
    Progent can produce and carry out a complete plan for transitioning from Sun Solaris-powered messaging to Exchange Server and can assist you to port Lotus Notes or GroupWise software applications to a MS SQL application or a Microsoft SharePoint application. Progent's expert Microsoft Exchange Server consultants can assess the risks and benefits of transitioning to Microsoft Exchange Server and generate a detailed record of your existing messaging infrastructure. Progent can also manage a test deployment to confirm an Exchange migration plan. Progent will also audit your existing messaging security and propose polices and tools to protect against threats.

  • Data and Application Software Migration
    Progent can design and carry out an information and application porting strategy that incorporates definitions of information and software applications to be moved, identification of tools and processes to be utilized for the move, risk assessment and risk minimization strategies, detailed project management services, timeline projections of the migration and expected network unavailability, proof-of-concept processes, and emergency back-out plans. Progent's migration team can promote the success of your data and application migration initiative by offering accredited Microsoft SQL Server 2016 integrators or MS SQL Server 2014 engineers and data porting professionals who are veterans of large projects such as Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains migration.

  • Server and Storage Migration and Economization
    Server and mass storage migration and consolidation from UNIX to Microsoft Windows can simplify network administration, enhance information integrity and accelerate system throughput. By removing unnecessary hardware and applications and by deploying processor and storage resources efficiently, you can build an information infrastructure that is extensible, secure, simple to archive and restore, and inexpensive to administer and support. Progent's server and mass storage migration and consolidation service features a comprehensive strategy with an inventory of your current processor and storage infrastructure plus recommendations for equipment, software, services, education, and support for validation testing. Progent can assist you to develop and execute a consolidated, fault-tolerant network infrastructure informed by detailed load analysis and capacity assessment and can recommend backup and restore solutions.

If you need help migrating from a UNIX platform to a Windows-based network, call Progent at 800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.

Microsoft, Cisco, and Applications Consulting from Progent
Progent's Microsoft and Cisco authorized consultants offer clients in the San Francisco Bay Area, San Jose, and in cities nationwide a broad range of knowledge covering the basic IT requirements shared by typical small business environments. Progent's core consulting areas include system support, MS Exchange consulting, system security support and Help Desk consulting and staffing. Progent's Application Experts Team offers deep knowledge of strategic application areas. By offering a one-stop resource for IT generalists and experts, Progent is able to deliver quick, economical and complete IT solutions that address the particular requirements of your organization.

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