IT Is Slow to Migrate From Windows Server 2003

IT Is Slow to Migrate From Windows Server 2003

Long-Term CommitmentLong-Term Commitment

57% of survey respondents said they’re still running at least a portion of their business on Microsoft Windows Server 2003.

Tricky Transition, Part ITricky Transition, Part I

On average, just under 40% of apps have been migrated in preparation before the July deadline for Microsoft. Windows.Server 2003 support to end.

Tricky Transition, Part IITricky Transition, Part II

92% are struggling to rewrite or modernize “at least some” of their apps in order to successfully migrate from Windows Server 2003, and one out of 10 respondents said more than one-half of their apps need to be rewritten or modernized.

Outward BoundOutward Bound

93% said they’re considering moving a portion of their apps to the cloud with the support for Microsoft Windows Server 2003 ending.

Help WantedHelp Wanted

48% are looking for an experienced Microsoft partner to work with them on completing the migration.

Top Challenges of the MigrationTop Challenges of the Migration

Concerns about disrupting business: 72%, Greater prioritization of other projects: 68%, Unexpected lengthiness of the process: 65%, High cost of resources: 43%

The Price of DevotionThe Price of Devotion

57% of survey participants whose companies are likely to stay on Windows Server 2003 are concerned about security, and 39% are concerned about both working with outdated tech and the potential for business disruptions.

Adjustable ConsiderationAdjustable Consideration

While 80% of respondents overall said business and IT priorities are aligned on the end of support for Windows Server 2003, more than two-thirds believe other projects are taking a greater priority.

Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty is a contributor to CIO Insight. He covers topics such as IT leadership, IT strategy, collaboration, and IT for businesses.

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