If the answer is no, rest assured you are not alone. Pretty much everyone dreads executing an upgrade with the complexity of Windows 10.
- The IT team is staring at months of work identifying all the software and hardware assets that will be affected.
- Users know there will be downtime they can’t afford while their computer is undergoing the upgrade and the resulting troubleshooting to fix the kinks.
- Finance has to make room in the budget for the upgrade costs to ensure all the software and hardware will operate correctly with the new Windows 10 operating system.
Windows 10 can affect up to 1,500 pieces of software in an enterprise environment*. What’s more, our statistics tell us that almost half of enterprise software has reached end of life and must be upgraded to perform in a Windows 10 environment.
With all this in mind, it’s no wonder it’s easy to put other projects ahead of the migration. But the longer you wait, the greater the chance more systems and equipment will hit end of life status, costing you even more time and money for upgrades to ensure compatibility.
Let’s get started
The first step is to align your business and Windows 10 migration goals with all stakeholders to ensure you are all committed to the task. Then the fun begins – creating an inventory of the assets that will be affected by the migration while continuing to provide your regular day-to-day IT support. Performing the IT asset analysis manually could take months, with starts and stops, surprises and roadblocks along the way. But there is an easier, less-time consuming way.
With the right tools, you can complete your asset inventory in a matter of days, if not hours. Flexera Technopedia® Windows 10 Migration Content Pack can give you a complete view of hardware readiness and software compatibility to assist your migration efforts. Your data will be cleaned, normalized and enriched with Windows 10 compatibility and end of life information. You’ll even have the latest information about whether software upgrades to achieve Windows 10 compatibility are fee-based or free.
Once you have your migration requirements at hand, it will be that much easier to develop the plan and budget to complete your Windows 10 migration.
Think it might be time to tackle your Windows 10 migration? Get a demonstration of Flexera Technopedia®, Normalize® and Windows 10 Migration Content Packs during our upcoming webinar. Register today!
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