Companies move from UNIX-based platforms to Windows so they can derive more business advantage from equipment and software. The resulting MS Windows-based systems simplify administration, improve the productivity of workers and network support personnel, reduce data replication, improve data consistency, and allow for faster rebounds from catastrophic failure. A Microsoft Windows system helps companies create solutions quickly and demands less time to be expended on developing, integrating, and managing application software.

Progent can assist you to plan and carry out an efficient migration from a UNIX-powered network to a MS Windows network capable of running Microsoft's popular office productivity software, commercial software applications, and software development tools. Progent's skilled UNIX, Windows, and Cisco CCIE engineers and application experts can help you to keep your information and minimize productivity discontinuity by designing and implementing an economical migration strategy that preserves your existing expenses for UNIX software and network equipment. Progent can also help to educate your workers and network support group so your business stays productive.

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

  • Analysis of Current Environment
    Progent will help you understand the potential advantages and risks of migrating an OS platform, software application, server, storage subsystem, or information base. The process produces a thorough evaluation of your IT system, establishes a basic network inventory, lowers engineering risks, and ultimately leads to a lower cost of migration by conserving time and avoiding costly pitfalls.

  • Migration Planning and Testing
    Progent will develop a detailed migration implementation plan which may feature pilot installations. Progent practices a staged approach with specified waypoints to meet economic, timing, and engineering objectives while minimizing productivity discontinuity. This approach is modeled after the best practices outlined in the Microsoft Solutions Framework.

  • Exchange Migration Services
    Progent can create and carry out a complete plan for migrating from Sun Solaris-powered email to Exchange Server and can assist you to port Lotus Notes or GroupWise software applications to a Microsoft SQL application or a SharePoint application. Progent's experienced MS Exchange Server engineers can assess the costs and benefits of transitioning to Exchange and generate a detailed record of your existing email system. Progent can also manage a proof-of-concept implementation to confirm an Exchange migration strategy. Progent will also evaluate your existing messaging protection and propose polices and tools to guard against attacks.

  • Data and Application Porting
    Progent can develop and carry out a data and application transition strategy that incorporates definitions of data and software applications to be moved, description of tools and procedures to be utilized for the move, risk analysis and risk mitigation strategies, detailed project management support, schedule projections of the migration and anticipated network downtime, proof-of-concept techniques, and critical back-out procedures. Progent's consultants can promote the success of your data and application migration project by offering accredited Microsoft SQL Server 2016 integrators or Microsoft SQL Server 2014 experts and data migration professionals who are veterans of major projects such as Microsoft Dynamics GP migration.

  • Server and Storage Migration and Economization
    Processor and mass storage migration and economization from UNIX to Windows can streamline IT management, enhance data integrity and accelerate system performance. By eliminating unnecessary equipment and applications and by deploying server and storage resources effectively, you can create an information infrastructure that is extensible, secure, simple to archive and restore, and inexpensive to administer and support. Progent's processor and storage migration and consolidation service features a comprehensive strategy with an assessment of your current processor and mass storage infrastructure as well as for hardware, applications, services, training, and support for proof-of-concept testing. Progent can help you to design and implement an efficient, high-availability IT architecture informed by detailed performance evaluation and capacity modeling and can recommend backup and disaster recovery 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 authorized consultants provide businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area, Northern California, and in cities throughout the U.S a broad range of knowledge covering the basic information technology requirements shared by most small business networks. Progent's primary consulting areas include network support, Microsoft Exchange help, network security consulting and Help Desk outsourcing and support. Progent's Experts Team offers in-depth expertise in key application topics. By providing a one-stop source for information technology generalists and experts, Progent is able to tailor speedy, cost-effective and thorough network solutions that align with the special needs of your company.

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