Companies move from UNIX to MS Windows so they can derive more competitive advantage from hardware and applications. The consequent Microsoft Windows-powered systems streamline administration, enhance the efficiency of workers and network support personnel, minimize information replication, increase information consistency, and allow for faster rebounds from disaster. A Microsoft Windows environment helps companies develop solutions rapidly and demands less effort to be expended on developing, integrating, and managing application software.

Progent can assist you to plan and deploy a smooth move from a UNIX-based IT system to a Windows network capable of supporting Microsoft's familiar office productivity software, business software applications, and software development tools. Progent's experienced UNIX, Windows MCSE, and Cisco consultants and application specialists can help you to keep your data and minimize productivity discontinuity by creating and executing an effective transition plan that preserves your existing investments in UNIX applications and network equipment. Progent can also assist to train your workers and network support group so your business stays productive.

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

  • Evaluation of Existing Environment
    Progent will assist you evaluate the possible advantages and risks of migrating an operating system, application, server, storage system, or information base. The process produces a comprehensive evaluation of your IT system, creates a basic IT inventory, reduces engineering uncertainties, and inevitably leads to a more affordable migration by saving time and dodging expensive mistakes.

  • Transition Planning and Validation
    Progent will develop a comprehensive transition implementation plan which may include pilot tests. Progent uses a phased methodology with defined waypoints in order to comply with economic, scheduling, and engineering objectives while minimizing productivity disruption. This process is modeled after the best industry practices outlined in the Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF).

  • MS Exchange Migration Support
    Progent can produce and implement a comprehensive plan for transitioning from Solaris-based messaging to MS Exchange Server and can assist you to migrate Notes or GroupWise applications to a MS SQL application or a SharePoint Portal Server solution. Progent's expert Exchange Server engineers can evaluate the risks and benefits of transitioning to Microsoft Exchange Server and create a comprehensive inventory of your existing messaging infrastructure. Progent can also manage a proof-of-concept deployment to help validate an MS Exchange migration strategy. Progent will also audit your current email security and propose procedures and products to guard against threats.

  • Information and Application Migration
    Progent can develop and implement an information and software application migration plan that incorporates definitions of data and applications to be moved, description of technologies and procedures to be utilized for the migration, risk assessment and risk mitigation plans, complete project management services, timeline projections of the migration and expected operational unavailability, validation techniques, and critical back-out procedures. Progent's consultants can promote the success of your data and software application migration project by providing accredited MS SQL Server 2016 developers or Microsoft SQL Server 2014 experts and data porting consultants who are experienced with large projects such as Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains migration.

  • Processor and Mass Storage Transition and Economization
    Server and storage migration and consolidation from UNIX to Windows can simplify IT administration, enhance data integrity and speed system performance. By eliminating unneeded hardware and applications and by deploying server and storage assets efficiently, you can create an information architecture that is expandable, secure, simple to archive and recover, and economical to manage and support. Progent's server and mass storage migration and consolidation service includes a comprehensive strategy with an inventory of your current server and storage infrastructure plus recommendations for hardware, applications, services, education, and consulting for proof-of-concept testing. Progent can help you to develop and execute an efficient, fault-tolerant IT architecture informed by detailed performance analysis and capacity modeling and can recommend archiving and disaster recovery 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 certified professionals provide customers in San Francisco, Northern California, and in cities nationwide a wide range of knowledge concerning the basic IT needs common to typical small and mid-size business environments. Progent's core services include network integration, Microsoft Exchange consulting, network security support and HelpDesk outsourcing and staffing. Progent's Experts Team offers in-depth expertise in strategic application topics. By providing a single resource for information technology generalists and specialists, Progent can deliver fast, affordable and thorough IT solutions that address the special needs of your company.

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