Companies move from UNIX to MS Windows in order to derive more business advantage from hardware and applications. The consequent MS Windows-powered systems simplify administration, improve the efficiency of workers and IT personnel, minimize data duplication, improve data consistency, and provide for smoother recovery from disaster. A Windows environment helps businesses create applications rapidly and demands less time to be spent on developing, integrating, and managing applications.
Progent can assist you to design and carry out a smooth move from a UNIX-based IT system to a Microsoft Windows environment capable of supporting Microsoft's popular office productivity suite, business applications, and software development tools. Progent's skilled UNIX, Windows MCSE, and Cisco CCIE engineers and application experts can show you how to keep your data and reduce business disruption by creating and executing an effective transition strategy that preserves your past investments in UNIX applications and infrastructure. Progent can also help to train your workers and IT group so your company stays productive.
UNIX-to-Windows migration consulting services offered by Progent include:
- Analysis of Current Environment
Progent will assist you evaluate the possible advantages and risks of transitioning an operating system, application, computer, storage subsystem, or information base. The exercise provides a comprehensive evaluation of your IT system, establishes a baseline resource inventory, reduces engineering risks, and ultimately leads to a less expensive transition by saving time and avoiding expensive mistakes.
- Transition Strategy and Testing
Progent will develop a comprehensive transition implementation plan which may include pilot installations. Progent uses a staged approach with defined waypoints in order to meet budgetary, timing, and engineering goals while minimizing business disruption. This approach is based on the best industry practices defined in the Microsoft Solutions Framework.
- MS Exchange Migration Expertise
Progent can produce and execute a comprehensive plan for migrating from Sun Solaris-based email to Exchange Server and can assist you to port Lotus Notes or Novell Groupwise software applications to a Microsoft SQL application or a Microsoft SharePoint solution. Progent's expert MS Exchange Server engineers can assess the costs and benefits of migrating to Exchange Server and create a detailed record of your existing messaging system. Progent can also conduct a test implementation to help validate a Microsoft Exchange transition plan. Progent will also evaluate your existing email protection and propose procedures and tools to guard against threats.
- Data and Application Migration
Progent can develop and implement an information and application porting plan that includes definitions of data and software applications to be ported, identification of tools and processes to be used for the migration, risk analysis and risk minimization plans, detailed project management services, schedule estimates of the migration and expected network unavailability, proof-of-concept processes, and emergency back-out procedures. Progent's migration team can promote the success of your data and software application migration project by providing accredited Microsoft SQL Server 2019 experts, Microsoft SQL Server 2017 consultants, or Microsoft SQL Server 2016 developers and data porting professionals who are veterans of large projects such as Microsoft Dynamics GP migration.
- Server and Media Transition and Economization
Processor and mass storage migration and consolidation from UNIX to Windows can simplify network management, improve data consistency and speed network throughput. By removing unneeded hardware and applications and by deploying processor and storage assets efficiently, you can build an IT architecture that is expandable, secure, easy to backup and restore, and economical to administer and maintain. Progent's processor and storage migration and economization service features a detailed strategy with an inventory of your existing processor and storage infrastructure plus recommendations for equipment, software, services, training, and support for proof-of-concept testing. Progent can help you to design and implement a consolidated, fault-tolerant IT infrastructure informed by detailed load evaluation and capacity assessment and can recommend 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 certified consultants provide clients in San Francisco, , and in cities nationwide a broad range of expertise concerning the basic IT requirements common to most small business environments. Progent's core consulting areas include system integration, MS Exchange help, system security consulting and Help Desk outsourcing and staffing. Progent's Experts Group offers in-depth expertise in strategic application areas. By providing a one-stop source for information technology generalists and experts, Progent is able to deliver speedy, economical and comprehensive IT solutions that address the particular needs of your business.