Businesses move from UNIX to Microsoft Windows in order to derive more competitive advantage from hardware and applications. The resulting Windows-powered systems simplify management, enhance the productivity of workers and network support staff, minimize information replication, increase information integrity, and allow for smoother rebounds from catastrophic failure. A Windows system helps businesses create solutions rapidly and demands less time to be expended on writing, deploying, and managing application software.

Progent can assist you to design and carry out a smooth move from a UNIX-powered network to a Microsoft Windows network for running Microsoft's powerful Office suite, commercial applications, and software development tools. Progent's skilled UNIX, Windows MCSE, and Cisco CCIE consultants and application specialists can help you to keep your data and reduce productivity discontinuity by creating and implementing an effective migration plan that protects your past investments in UNIX software and network equipment. Progent can also assist to educate your workers and IT staff so your business remains productive.

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

  • Analysis of Current Infrastructure
    Progent will assist you determine the potential benefits and risks of transitioning an operating system, software application, computer, storage system, or information base. The exercise produces a comprehensive assessment of your IT environment, establishes a basic network inventory, reduces engineering risks, and inevitably leads to a lower cost of migration by conserving time and dodging expensive mistakes.

  • Migration Strategy and Validation
    Progent will develop a comprehensive transition implementation plan which may include validation installations. Progent uses a phased methodology with specified milestones in order to comply with budgetary, scheduling, and engineering objectives while minimizing productivity disruption. This approach is modeled after the best industry practices outlined in the Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF).

  • Exchange Migration Services
    Progent can create and implement a complete strategy for transitioning from Solaris-powered email to Exchange Server and can assist you to port Lotus Notes or Novell Groupwise software applications to a Microsoft SQL application or a SharePoint solution. Progent's experienced MS Exchange Server consultants can evaluate the risks and advantages of transitioning to Exchange and create a detailed inventory of your current email system. Progent can also manage a proof-of-concept deployment to help validate an Exchange migration plan. Progent will also audit your current messaging protection and recommend procedures and products to protect against attacks.

  • Information and Application Software Transition
    Progent can develop and implement an information and software application transition strategy that includes descriptions of data and software applications to be moved, identification of technologies and procedures to be used for the move, risk assessment and risk mitigation strategies, complete project management support, timeline projections of the migration and expected network downtime, proof-of-concept processes, and emergency back-out plans. Progent's migration team can ensure the effectiveness of your data and application porting initiative by offering certified MS SQL Server 2016 integrators or Microsoft SQL Server 2014 experts and data migration professionals who are veterans of large engagements such as Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains migration.

  • Server and Storage Transition and Consolidation
    Processor and mass storage migration and economization from UNIX to Windows can simplify IT management, improve information consistency and accelerate system performance. By removing unneeded equipment and software and by deploying processor and storage resources efficiently, you can create an information architecture that is expandable, safe, easy to backup and recover, and affordable to manage and support. Progent's processor and media migration and consolidation support features a detailed plan with an assessment of your current processor and storage infrastructure plus recommendations for equipment, applications, services, education, and support for validation piloting. Progent can assist you to design and implement a consolidated, high-availability IT architecture informed by detailed load analysis and capacity modeling and can specify 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 provide businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area, Northern California, and in cities throughout the U.S a wide array of expertise covering the fundamental information technology requirements shared by typical small business environments. Progent's core services include network integration, Microsoft Exchange help, IT security consulting and Help Desk outsourcing and support. Progent's Application Experts Team offers deep expertise in key application areas. By providing a one-stop source for information technology generalists and experts, Progent is able to deliver speedy, affordable and thorough IT solutions that fit the specific needs of your company.

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