Companies migrate from UNIX to MS Windows in order to extract more business value from equipment and applications. The resulting Microsoft Windows-based systems streamline management, enhance the efficiency of users and network support staff, reduce data duplication, improve information integrity, and provide for smoother rebounds from catastrophic failure. A MS Windows environment lets businesses create solutions rapidly and demands less time to be expended on developing, integrating, and maintaining application software.

Progent can help you to design and deploy a smooth move from a UNIX-based network to a Windows environment capable of supporting Microsoft's powerful Office suite, commercial software applications, and software development tools. Progent's skilled UNIX/Linux, Windows MCSE, and Cisco consultants and application experts can show you how to save your information and minimize productivity discontinuity by designing and executing an economical transition strategy that preserves your existing expenses for UNIX applications and network equipment. Progent can also help to educate your users and network support staff so your company stays productive.

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

  • Analysis of Current Environment
    Progent will assist you understand the possible advantages and risks of transitioning an operating system, software application, server, storage system, or database. The process produces a thorough assessment of your IT environment, defines a baseline resource inventory, reduces engineering uncertainties, and inevitably results in a lower cost of migration by conserving time and dodging costly pitfalls.

  • Transition Strategy and Testing
    Progent will develop a detailed transition implementation plan which may include pilot installations. Progent uses a staged methodology with defined waypoints to meet budgetary, timing, and technical goals while minimizing productivity disruption. This process is based on the best practices outlined in the Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF).

  • MS Exchange Migration Expertise
    Progent can create and implement a comprehensive plan for transitioning from Solaris-powered messaging to MS Exchange Server and can help you to migrate Lotus Notes or Novell Groupwise software applications to a Microsoft SQL application or a Microsoft SharePoint application. Progent's expert Exchange Server engineers can evaluate the costs and advantages of transitioning to Exchange and create a detailed record of your existing email system. Progent can also manage a test deployment to confirm an Exchange migration strategy. Progent will also audit your current email security and propose polices and products to protect against threats.

  • Data and Application Software Porting
    Progent can design and carry out a data and application migration plan that incorporates definitions of information and applications to be migrated, identification of technologies and procedures to be utilized for the move, risk assessment and risk mitigation strategies, complete project management support, critical path estimates of the transition and anticipated operational unavailability, validation processes, and critical back-out procedures. Progent's consultants can ensure the effectiveness of your data and software application transition project by offering accredited MS SQL Server 2016 integrators or MS SQL Server 2014 experts and data porting consultants who are experienced with major engagements such as Dynamics GP/Great Plains migration.

  • Processor and Media Migration and Consolidation
    Server and mass storage transition and consolidation from UNIX to MS Windows can simplify network administration, improve data integrity and accelerate system performance. By eliminating unnecessary hardware and software and by deploying server and storage resources efficiently, you can create an IT architecture that is extensible, safe, simple to archive and recover, and economical to manage and maintain. Progent's server and storage migration and economization service includes a comprehensive strategy with an inventory of your current server and storage infrastructure as well as for hardware, software, services, education, and consulting for validation piloting. Progent can assist you to develop and execute a consolidated, high-availability network infrastructure informed by detailed load analysis and capacity modeling and can specify archiving 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 professionals provide customers in the San Francisco Bay Area, Silicon Valley, and in cities across the United States a wide array of knowledge covering the basic IT requirements common to typical small and mid-size business networks. Progent's primary services include network support, MS Exchange help, network security support and HelpDesk outsourcing and staffing. Progent's Application Experts Team offers in-depth expertise in specific application areas. By offering a single source for IT generalists and specialists, Progent is able to tailor fast, economical and complete IT solutions that address the unique needs of your company.

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