Businesses migrate from UNIX-based platforms to Microsoft Windows in order to extract more business value from hardware and software. The consequent Microsoft Windows-powered systems simplify administration, enhance the efficiency of users and IT staff, reduce data replication, improve data consistency, and provide for faster rebounds from disaster. A Windows system lets businesses develop applications rapidly and requires less time to be spent on developing, deploying, and managing applications.

Progent can help you to plan and deploy a smooth migration from a UNIX-based IT system to a MS Windows network for supporting Microsoft's familiar Office software, business applications, and developer tools. Progent's experienced UNIX, Windows, and Cisco engineers and application specialists can help you to save your data and reduce productivity disruption by creating and implementing an effective migration plan that preserves your past investments in UNIX software and network equipment. Progent can also help to train your workers and IT group so your business remains productive.

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

  • Analysis of Existing Environment
    Progent will assist you evaluate the potential benefits and risks of migrating an operating system, application, computer, storage system, or information base. The process produces a comprehensive evaluation of your information environment, creates a basic network inventory, lowers engineering uncertainties, and inevitably leads to a lower cost of migration by conserving time and avoiding expensive pitfalls.

  • Transition Strategy and Testing
    Progent will create a detailed migration implementation plan which may include validation tests. Progent practices a phased methodology with defined waypoints to meet economic, scheduling, and technical goals while minimizing business disruption. This process is modeled after the best practices outlined in the Microsoft Solutions Framework.

  • Exchange Migration Expertise
    Progent can create and carry out a comprehensive strategy for transitioning from Solaris-powered email to Exchange Server and can assist you to port Notes or Novell Groupwise applications to a MS SQL application or a SharePoint Portal Server application. Progent's experienced Microsoft Exchange Server engineers can assess the risks and advantages of migrating to Exchange Server and create a comprehensive inventory of your current email system. Progent can also manage a pilot deployment to confirm an MS Exchange transition strategy. Progent will also evaluate your current email security and propose procedures and products to guard against attacks.

  • Information and Application Porting
    Progent can develop and carry out an information and application migration strategy that includes descriptions of data and software applications to be ported, identification of technologies and procedures to be used for the move, risk analysis and risk minimization plans, detailed project management services, schedule estimates of the transition and expected network unavailability, proof-of-concept processes, and critical back-out procedures. Progent's migration team can promote the success of your data and application porting project by providing accredited MS SQL Server 2017 consultants, MS SQL Server 2016 integrators, or MS SQL Server 2014 experts and data porting professionals who are veterans of major engagements such as Microsoft Dynamics GP migration.

  • Processor and Storage Transition and Consolidation
    Processor and storage migration and consolidation from UNIX to Microsoft Windows can simplify IT administration, improve information integrity and accelerate system performance. By removing unnecessary hardware and applications and by configuring processor and storage assets effectively, you can build an IT architecture that is extensible, secure, simple to backup and recover, and economical to manage and support. Progent's processor and media migration and economization support includes a detailed strategy with an inventory of your current processor and mass storage infrastructure plus recommendations for hardware, software, services, training, and consulting for proof-of-concept piloting. Progent can assist you to develop and execute an efficient, high-availability network infrastructure based on in-depth load analysis and capacity modeling and can specify backup 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 authorized professionals provide clients in the , , and in cities throughout the U.S a wide array of expertise covering the fundamental information technology needs shared by typical small and mid-size business environments. Progent's core consulting areas include system integration, MS Exchange help, system security consulting and HelpDesk consulting and support. Progent's Application Experts Group offers deep expertise in strategic application areas. By offering a single resource for information technology generalists and specialists, Progent is able to deliver quick, economical and thorough network solutions that address the specific requirements of your organization.

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