Organizations migrate from UNIX to Microsoft Windows so they can derive more competitive advantage from equipment and software. The resulting MS Windows-powered systems streamline management, improve the efficiency of workers and network support personnel, minimize data duplication, improve data consistency, and allow for smoother recovery from disaster. A Microsoft Windows environment helps businesses create applications rapidly and demands less effort to be spent on developing, integrating, and maintaining applications.

Progent can help you to design and carry out a smooth migration from a UNIX-powered network to a Microsoft Windows environment capable of supporting Microsoft's powerful Office suite, commercial software applications, and software development tools. Progent's experienced UNIX/Linux, Windows, and Cisco CCIE consultants and application specialists can help you to keep your information and reduce productivity discontinuity by designing and executing an effective migration plan that preserves your past investments in UNIX software and network equipment. Progent can also help to train your users and network support staff so your business stays productive.

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

  • Evaluation of Existing Infrastructure
    Progent will help you determine the potential advantages and risks of transitioning an operating system, software application, computer, storage system, or database. The exercise produces a thorough evaluation of your information environment, defines a basic resource inventory, reduces engineering risks, and inevitably leads to a less expensive transition by conserving time and avoiding costly mistakes.

  • Migration Strategy and Testing
    Progent will create a comprehensive transition implementation plan which may include pilot installations. Progent uses a staged approach with defined milestones to meet economic, scheduling, and engineering goals while avoiding business discontinuity. This process is modeled after the best practices outlined in the Microsoft Solutions Framework.

  • Exchange Migration Support
    Progent can create and execute a comprehensive plan for transitioning from Sun Solaris-powered messaging to MS Exchange Server and can assist you to port Lotus Notes or Novell Groupwise applications to a MS SQL application or a SharePoint application. Progent's experienced Exchange Server consultants can assess the risks and benefits of migrating to Microsoft Exchange Server and generate a comprehensive inventory of your current messaging system. Progent can also manage a test deployment to help validate an MS Exchange transition strategy. Progent will also evaluate your current email protection and propose polices and tools to protect against threats.

  • Data and Application Transition
    Progent can develop and implement a data and software application porting strategy that incorporates descriptions of information and software applications to be ported, identification of tools and procedures to be used for the migration, risk assessment and risk mitigation strategies, complete project management services, timeline estimates of the transition and anticipated operational downtime, validation techniques, and emergency back-out plans. Progent's migration team can ensure the success of your information and software application porting initiative by providing accredited Microsoft SQL Server 2017 experts, MS SQL Server 2016 integrators, or Microsoft SQL Server 2014 experts and data porting professionals who are experienced with major projects such as Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains migration.

  • Processor and Media Migration and Consolidation
    Server and storage migration and economization from UNIX to Microsoft Windows can simplify IT administration, enhance information consistency and accelerate network throughput. By removing unnecessary equipment and software and by configuring server and storage resources effectively, you can build an IT infrastructure that is extensible, safe, easy to archive and restore, and economical to administer and maintain. Progent's processor and media migration and economization support includes a comprehensive strategy with an assessment of your existing processor and storage environment as well as for equipment, software, services, training, and consulting for validation testing. Progent can help you to design and execute a consolidated, fault-tolerant network infrastructure informed by in-depth load evaluation and capacity assessment and can recommend archiving and restore strategies.

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 businesses in the , , and in cities throughout the U.S a broad array of knowledge covering the fundamental IT needs common to most small business networks. Progent's primary services include system support, MS Exchange help, network security support and HelpDesk consulting and support. Progent's Experts Team offers deep expertise in key application areas. By providing a single resource for information technology generalists and experts, Progent is able to tailor quick, affordable and thorough IT solutions that fit the particular needs of your company.

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