Businesses move from UNIX-based platforms to Windows in order to extract more competitive advantage from equipment and applications. The consequent Microsoft Windows-powered systems simplify management, enhance the efficiency of workers and network support staff, minimize information duplication, increase information integrity, and provide for smoother recovery from disaster. A Microsoft Windows system helps companies develop applications rapidly and requires less time to be expended on developing, integrating, and maintaining application software.

Progent can assist you to design and deploy a smooth move from a UNIX-based IT system to a Microsoft Windows environment for supporting Microsoft's powerful Office suite, business applications, and software development tools. Progent's skilled UNIX/Linux, Windows MCSE, and Cisco CCIE engineers and application specialists can help you to save your information and reduce productivity discontinuity by creating and executing an effective migration plan that protects your past investments in UNIX software and network equipment. Progent can also assist to educate your users and IT group so your business stays productive.

UNIX-to-Windows transition support services available from Progent include:

  • Analysis of Current Infrastructure
    Progent will help you understand the possible benefits and risks of transitioning an operating system, application, server, storage subsystem, or database. The exercise produces a comprehensive assessment of your information system, creates a basic network inventory, lowers technical risks, and ultimately leads to a lower cost of transition by conserving time and dodging costly mistakes.

  • Migration Strategy and Testing
    Progent will develop a comprehensive transition deployment plan which may include pilot tests. Progent uses a phased methodology with specified milestones in order to meet economic, scheduling, and technical goals while minimizing productivity discontinuity. This process is based on the best practices defined in the Microsoft Solutions Framework.

  • Microsoft Exchange Migration Support
    Progent can create and execute a comprehensive strategy for migrating from Sun Solaris-powered email to Microsoft Exchange Server and can assist you to port Lotus Notes or GroupWise software applications to a Microsoft SQL application or a SharePoint application. Progent's expert Exchange Server consultants can assess the costs and benefits of migrating to Microsoft Exchange Server and generate a comprehensive inventory of your current email system. Progent can also manage a proof-of-concept implementation to help validate an Exchange migration strategy. Progent will also audit your existing messaging security and propose polices and tools to guard against attacks.

  • Data and Application Transition
    Progent can develop and implement a data and software application migration plan that incorporates definitions of data and software applications to be migrated, identification of technologies and processes to be utilized for the move, risk analysis and risk minimization strategies, complete project management support, timeline projections of the migration and expected operational unavailability, validation processes, and critical back-out procedures. Progent's consultants can promote the success of your information and software application porting project by offering certified Microsoft SQL Server 2017 consultants, MS SQL Server 2016 developers, or Microsoft SQL Server 2014 engineers and data porting professionals who are experienced with large projects such as Dynamics GP/Great Plains migration.

  • Server and Storage Transition and Consolidation
    Server and mass storage transition and consolidation from UNIX to Microsoft Windows can simplify network administration, enhance information integrity and speed system throughput. By removing unnecessary hardware and software and by configuring processor and storage assets effectively, you can build an IT infrastructure that is expandable, safe, simple to archive and recover, and inexpensive to manage and support. Progent's processor and mass storage migration and economization service includes a comprehensive plan with an inventory of your current server and mass storage environment plus recommendations for hardware, software, services, education, and consulting for proof-of-concept testing. Progent can help you to design and implement a consolidated, high-availability network infrastructure based on in-depth 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 consultants provide customers in the , , and in cities nationwide a wide array of knowledge concerning the basic IT requirements common to typical small business environments. Progent's primary services include network integration, MS Exchange help, IT security consulting and Help Desk consulting and staffing. Progent's Experts Team offers in-depth expertise in key application areas. By offering a single resource for IT generalists and experts, Progent is able to tailor fast, economical and complete IT solutions that address the particular requirements of your business.

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