Windows XP Migration: Overcoming the Top Five Roadblocks

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One of the biggest hurdles to a successful Windows XP migration is application compatibility – the longest phase of most migration projects. Application compatibility testing, remediation and repackaging is not only time-consuming, but is also an error-prone process. By taking the extra step to automate testing and application remediation, organizations can slash migration time and costs.

Migrations are among the potentially most disruptive, costly and risky IT endeavors, which is why many organizations have delayed moving off Windows XP, even though support will end on April 8, 2014. Companies of all sizes are now grappling with how to clear the toughest roadblocks, including application compatibility; lost user productivity; repackaging, remediating and deploying apps; user training and support; and available time to perform migrations amidst other IT priorities.

The good news? Technologies and best practices are available to automate each phase of the migration planning and execution process, so companies can minimize security risks and user downtime while accelerating their Windows migration initiative. Quest Software’s David Kloba, general manager of endpoint systems management, and Michael Tweddle, director of product management for Windows management, have identified five best practices for removing the toughest roadblocks.


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