Does Your Approach To Windows 10 Migration Need An Upgrade?

This is a great blog post and infographic from our partner RES about the approach to a Windows 10 migration.  If you have a priority list for 2017, a Windows 10 migration is eventually going to be near the top. Many companies and private individuals cringe at the memory of the last Windows 7 upgrade, with its long, disruptive and drawn our process. A survey of over 900 global IT professionals reported that the time required to upgrade was one major challenge of the last OS upgrade. For some enterprises, it took over three years to complete their last migrations, and needless to say they were not pleased. If timelines weren’t enough of a challenge for some, it was also more disruptive that was necessary and caused an influx of service tickets that not only proved to be costly, but also took time away from other valuable and profitable projects.

If this sounds familiar in any way, you’re not alone. As we are well into the new year, now is the time to reflect and learn from the trials and tribulations of migrations past, and start looking ahead to what could be done differently for a more seamless, effective, less disruptive OS upgrade. Maybe this year you’ll start getting serious about planning, or you’ll migrate soon. Either way, the below points are something that should seriously be considered.

The True Cost of an OS Migration

Traditional approaches to OS migrations tend to be lengthy, complicated and could result in bad experiences for the users and workers. IT faces many obstacles during an OS upgrade, with the major one being the global user settings and profiles. Everyone wants a seamless experience, with their settings being exactly as they were post migration; but the process of migrating all settings, configurations and individual personalization can be very costly and time consuming for IT.

Ultimately, if ignored, IT will be flooded with service desk calls from frustrated or confused workers who are having trouble being productive on their new OS. On average, the cost per service desk ticket is reported at$118, thus the cost to support users through migration ends up being costly very quickly. So planning the move to Windows 10 requires the IT department(s) to consider not only the cost of running on the new OS, but the time and cost of the migration and getting the workers productive as efficiently as possible.

The good news is there is a better path forward: taking a people-centric approach to your Windows 10 migration.

Reduce Migration Headaches in 2017 – Put People First

At Champion Solutions Group we believe a migration doesn’t end until every worker is productive. IT should be able to manage user settings, personalization and configurations separately from the underlying operating system and devices, so workers aren’t disrupted while those changes are being made. With our solutions in place, introducing new operating systems will become a much smoother experience for workers and IT alike. On day one, employees can log into a new operating system and find the familiar settings and personalization that allow them to be productive, significantly reducing that time to migrate. For IT, much of the manual effort involved with configuring user settings on the new OS is reduced because the need for scripting, group policies and other complex methods for supporting users are eliminated.

Learn more about our Windows 10 capabilities and get some great resources at: https://www.championsg.com/services/windows-10-upgrade/

For more sobering facts, check out the RES infographic below from RES:

RES Windows 10 Migration Infographic

Source for this post: https://res.com/blog/does-your-migration-approach-need-upgrade

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