Businesses migrate from UNIX to Microsoft Windows in order to derive more competitive advantage from equipment and applications. The consequent Windows-based systems streamline administration, enhance the productivity of workers and IT personnel, minimize data duplication, improve data integrity, and provide for faster recovery from catastrophic failure. A Windows environment helps companies create applications rapidly and demands less time to be spent on writing, deploying, and managing application software.

Progent can assist you to plan and deploy an efficient migration from a UNIX-powered IT system to a Windows environment capable of supporting Microsoft's popular office productivity software, business software applications, and software development technology. Progent's skilled UNIX/Linux, Windows, and Cisco consultants and application experts can show you how to keep your data and minimize productivity disruption by designing and implementing an effective migration plan that protects your existing investments in UNIX software and network equipment. Progent can also help to train your workers and network support staff so your company remains productive.

UNIX-to-Windows transition support expertise offered by Progent include:

  • Evaluation of Current Infrastructure
    Progent will help you determine the possible benefits and risks of migrating an OS platform, application, server, storage subsystem, or database. The exercise produces a thorough evaluation of your IT environment, creates a baseline resource inventory, lowers technical risks, and ultimately leads to a lower cost of migration by saving time and dodging expensive mistakes.

  • Transition Strategy and Testing
    Progent will develop a comprehensive transition deployment plan which may include validation installations. Progent practices a phased approach with specified waypoints in order to comply with budgetary, timing, and engineering goals while avoiding productivity discontinuity. This approach is modeled after the best practices outlined in the Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF).

  • MS Exchange Migration Expertise
    Progent can create and carry out a complete strategy for transitioning from Sun Solaris-powered messaging to Microsoft Exchange Server and can assist you to port Notes or Novell Groupwise software applications to a MS SQL application or a Microsoft SharePoint application. Progent's experienced Microsoft Exchange Server consultants can assess the costs and advantages of transitioning to Microsoft Exchange Server and create a comprehensive record of your existing messaging infrastructure. Progent can also manage a test deployment to confirm an MS Exchange transition plan. Progent will also audit your current messaging protection and recommend polices and products to protect against threats.

  • Information and Application Migration
    Progent can design and implement a data and application transition strategy that incorporates definitions of data and software applications to be migrated, description of tools and processes to be used for the migration, risk analysis and risk mitigation strategies, detailed project management support, critical path estimates of the transition and anticipated network unavailability, validation processes, and critical back-out procedures. Progent's migration team can ensure the success of your data and software application migration initiative by offering certified MS SQL Server 2016 developers or Microsoft SQL Server 2014 engineers and data migration consultants who are veterans of large projects such as Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains migration.

  • Processor and Storage Transition and Economization
    Server and storage transition and consolidation from UNIX to Windows can simplify IT management, enhance data integrity and speed system throughput. By eliminating unnecessary equipment and applications and by configuring server and storage assets efficiently, you can build an information architecture that is expandable, secure, simple to archive and recover, and economical to manage and maintain. Progent's server and mass storage migration and economization service includes a comprehensive strategy with an inventory of your existing processor and mass storage infrastructure as well as for equipment, applications, services, training, and support for proof-of-concept testing. Progent can help you to design and execute a consolidated, high-availability network architecture informed by in-depth performance evaluation and capacity modeling and can recommend archiving and restore strategies.

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 certified consultants offer businesses in San Francisco, Northern California, and in cities across the United States a broad range of expertise covering the basic IT needs shared by most small business environments. Progent's core consulting areas include system integration, Microsoft Exchange consulting, network security consulting and HelpDesk outsourcing and support. Progent's Experts Group offers in-depth expertise in specific application topics. By providing a single source for IT generalists and experts, Progent can deliver fast, economical and comprehensive network solutions that align with the particular requirements of your business.

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