Companies move from UNIX to Microsoft Windows in order to derive more business advantage from equipment and software. The resulting MS Windows-based environments streamline management, enhance the efficiency of users and IT personnel, minimize data replication, increase information integrity, and allow for faster recovery from disaster. A Microsoft Windows environment helps businesses develop solutions quickly and requires less effort to be expended on developing, deploying, and maintaining applications.

Progent can help you to plan and carry out a smooth move from a UNIX-powered network to a MS Windows network for supporting Microsoft's familiar office productivity suite, commercial applications, and developer tools. Progent's skilled UNIX, Windows MCSE, and Cisco engineers and application experts can help you to save your information and reduce business disruption by designing and implementing an economical migration plan that protects your past expenses for UNIX software and infrastructure. Progent can also help to educate your workers and IT group so your business remains productive.

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

  • Evaluation of Current Infrastructure
    Progent will assist you understand the possible benefits and risks of transitioning an OS platform, software application, computer, storage system, or database. The process produces a thorough assessment of your IT environment, defines a baseline network inventory, reduces engineering risks, and inevitably leads to a lower cost of migration by saving time and dodging costly pitfalls.

  • Migration Planning and Testing
    Progent will create a comprehensive migration implementation plan which may feature pilot tests. Progent practices a staged approach with specified waypoints to comply with budgetary, timing, and technical objectives while avoiding business disruption. This process is modeled after the best industry practices outlined in the Microsoft Solutions Framework.

  • Microsoft Exchange Migration Expertise
    Progent can create and execute a complete strategy for transitioning from Sun Solaris-powered messaging to Exchange Server and can assist you to migrate Notes or Novell Groupwise applications to a Microsoft SQL application or a SharePoint solution. Progent's expert Exchange Server engineers can assess the risks and benefits of transitioning to Exchange and create a detailed inventory of your existing email system. Progent can also conduct a proof-of-concept implementation to confirm an Exchange migration plan. Progent will also evaluate your existing messaging protection and propose procedures and products to protect against attacks.

  • Data and Application Software Migration
    Progent can develop and carry out an information and application migration strategy that includes descriptions of data and applications to be migrated, description of tools and procedures to be used for the move, risk analysis and risk minimization plans, complete project management support, schedule estimates of the transition and anticipated network downtime, proof-of-concept processes, and critical back-out plans. Progent's consultants can promote the success of your information and application transition project by providing accredited Microsoft SQL Server 2016 developers or Microsoft SQL Server 2017 Linux integration specialists and data migration consultants who are experienced with large engagements such as Dynamics GP migration.

  • Server and Storage System Transition and Consolidation
    Server and mass storage migration and economization from UNIX to MS Windows can streamline IT administration, improve information integrity and accelerate system throughput. By removing unneeded equipment and software and by deploying processor and storage assets efficiently, you can build an IT infrastructure that is expandable, safe, easy to archive and restore, and economical to administer and support. Progent's processor and media migration and economization support includes a detailed strategy with an inventory of your existing processor and storage infrastructure as well as for hardware, applications, services, education, and support for validation testing. Progent can help you to develop and execute an efficient, fault-tolerant network architecture based on detailed load analysis and capacity assessment and can recommend backup 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 provide businesses in San Francisco, San Jose, and in cities nationwide a broad range of knowledge concerning the fundamental information technology needs common to most small business environments. Progent's primary services include system integration, Microsoft Exchange help, network security support and Help Desk consulting and support. Progent's Experts Team offers in-depth knowledge of strategic application topics. By providing a one-stop source for information technology generalists and specialists, Progent is able to deliver quick, affordable and comprehensive IT solutions that fit the special requirements of your company.

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