Enterprises Finally Get it: Staying on Windows 7 is no Longer an Option

In the wake of the recent highly publicized WannaCry cyber-attack, there has been a lot of analysis and speculation about the cause and affect of the ransomware outbreak. Most industry experts agree that the impact on machines running Windows 10 was minimal, and that most of the computers involved in the attack were running Windows 7.

Last year Microsoft started touting the increased security of Windows 10 as a reason many of their enterprise customers were making the move to the new OS. Those early adopters must be very happy that they made the move and those that postponed it are dusting off their migration plans.

Migrating an enterprise from Windows 7 to Windows 10 is not a simple task, otherwise everyone would already have done it. Legacy application compatibility, lack of resources, hardware upgrades, and general uncertainty have been holding organizations back.

Adding to the growing pressure to leave Windows 7 behind is the approaching extended support end date of  January 14, 2020, when Microsoft will stop releasing new updates and the only support available will come at a price.

If you have yet to migrate your users to Windows 10 here is a collection of resources to help get you started.

10 Steps to Simplify your Windows 10 Migration

Windows 10 Compatibility and Managing Risk

Gearing up for Windows 10: Application Compatibility, Packaging, and Rationalization

To learn more contact Flexera and speak with our Application Readiness experts.

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