Infrastructure Slideshow: Microsoft Windows 7 Migration: 10 Factors to Consider

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 12-15-2010
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Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system appears to be enjoying unbridled success. In fact, the company reports that it has sold more than 240 million Windows 7 licenses around the world since the operating system launched in 2009. It's likely that Windows 7 will carry the banner that Windows XP has held for so long. Migrating your enterprise to Windows 7, though, remains a major under-taking. You may be opting to stick with Windows XP until Windows 7 has been put through its paces in the marketplace and they can be confident it will offer the functionality (and longevity) that enterprises truly require. At the same time, you're probably fully aware that your Windows XP machines are getting old and slow. Attempting to maintain them, rather than replace them with a new PC and operating system, becomes more painful with each passing month. The time has come to seriously consider opting for Windows 7. Before you take the plunge, here are 10 important factors to consider.

Migration Costs

According to research firm Gartner, you can expect to pay $1,205&#151$2,069 per PC to upgrade to Windows 7, depending on your PC environment and how you plan to achieve that goal.

Migration Costs
 
 
 
 
 

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