Companies move from UNIX to MS Windows so they can derive more competitive value from hardware and software. The resulting MS Windows-based environments simplify administration, improve the efficiency of users and network support personnel, reduce information replication, increase data integrity, and provide for faster recovery from disaster. A Microsoft Windows environment helps businesses create solutions quickly and requires less time to be spent on developing, integrating, and maintaining applications.

Progent can help you to plan and deploy an efficient move from a UNIX-based IT system to a MS Windows network capable of supporting Microsoft's familiar office productivity software, commercial software applications, and developer tools. Progent's experienced UNIX, Windows MCSE, and Cisco engineers and application experts can help you to save your information and reduce business disruption by creating and implementing an economical migration strategy that protects your past expenses for UNIX software and network equipment. Progent can also help to train your users and IT staff so your business remains productive.

UNIX-to-Windows migration consulting services offered by Progent include:

  • Evaluation of Current Infrastructure
    Progent will assist you understand the potential benefits and risks of transitioning an OS platform, software application, computer, storage system, or database. The process produces a thorough assessment of your information system, creates a baseline IT inventory, lowers engineering uncertainties, and ultimately leads to a less expensive migration by conserving time and avoiding costly mistakes.

  • Transition Strategy and Validation
    Progent will create a comprehensive transition implementation plan which may include pilot installations. Progent practices a staged methodology with defined waypoints to comply with economic, timing, and engineering objectives while minimizing productivity disruption. This process is modeled after the best industry practices outlined in the Microsoft Solutions Framework.

  • Exchange Migration Support
    Progent can create and execute a comprehensive plan for migrating from Solaris-powered messaging to Exchange Server and can assist you to migrate Lotus 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 migrating to Exchange Server and create a comprehensive record of your existing email infrastructure. Progent can also conduct a test implementation to help validate an Exchange migration strategy. Progent will also audit your existing messaging protection and propose polices and products to protect against threats.

  • Data and Application Transition
    Progent can develop and carry out an information and application migration plan that incorporates descriptions of data and applications to be moved, description of tools and procedures to be used for the move, risk assessment and risk minimization plans, detailed project management support, schedule estimates of the transition and anticipated network downtime, validation processes, and critical back-out procedures. Progent's consultants can ensure the success of your data and application porting project by offering certified MS SQL Server 2019 consultants, MS SQL Server 2017 consultants, or MS SQL Server 2016 developers and data migration professionals who are veterans of large engagements such as Microsoft Dynamics GP migration.

  • Server and Storage Transition and Economization
    Server and mass storage migration and consolidation from UNIX to Microsoft Windows can streamline network administration, enhance data integrity and accelerate network throughput. By removing unnecessary hardware and applications and by deploying processor and storage assets effectively, you can build an IT architecture that is expandable, secure, simple to archive and restore, and affordable to administer and maintain. Progent's processor and storage migration and economization service features a comprehensive plan with an assessment of your existing processor and storage environment as well as for equipment, software, services, education, and consulting for proof-of-concept piloting. Progent can help you to design and implement an efficient, fault-tolerant network infrastructure based on detailed load analysis and capacity assessment and can recommend archiving 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 certified consultants offer clients in the , , and in cities across the United States a wide array of expertise concerning the fundamental information technology requirements shared by typical small business networks. Progent's core services include network support, MS Exchange consulting, system security support and HelpDesk outsourcing and staffing. Progent's Experts Group offers in-depth expertise in strategic application areas. By offering a single resource for information technology generalists and experts, Progent can deliver fast, cost-effective and thorough network solutions that fit the unique requirements of your business.

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