Operating systems

Putting Windows 7 Migration on the Fast Track

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Executive Summary

For the vast majority of enterprises, migrating to the Windows 7 operating system is not an "If," but a "When" and "How" question. Migrating to a new generation of Windows operating systems is, if anything, overdue. For whatever reason, most enterprises decided to skip Windows Vista, originally released in 2006, giving Windows XP, originally released in 2001, an unexpectedly long life as the standard enterprise-computing platform for business and government agencies. Although Windows XP still maintains the dominant share of enterprise desktop and mobile computers, Microsoft released the final XP service pack in 2008, will cease taking orders for the operating system in October 2010, and end support for it in April 2014.

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