The Road to Windows 7 … Are You There Yet?

By Laura Noonan

With the Microsoft XP end-of-support date just about six months away, this
is a good time to assess where your enterprise is on the road to Windows 7 as
well as how your progress compares with that of other enterprises. The recent Application
Usage Management Survey
, prepared jointly by Flexera Software and IDC,
provides insight into the good news and bad news with respect to Windows 7

This survey of more than 750 respondents from software ISVs,
intelligent device manufacturers and end-user enterprises on all aspects of
managing the software license lifecycle is the first-of-its-kind report
focusing on application migrations and Application Readiness. As the chart below
shows, many organizations have made major strides in their migrations, but others
still have a lot of work to do.

If your enterprise is one of the 52% that have migrated 75% or more of
the application portfolio, kudos to you. You’re almost there!

If you’re among the 28% of businesses that still need to migrate 50%
or more of your applications, you’ve got a long haul ahead of you, and you face
the possibility of high support costs to maintain Windows XP if you don’t reach
your Windows 7 destination on time.

Check out these Application Readiness blogs for tips to help facilitate
your journey to Windows 7:

AUM survey also uncovered other challenges that IT organizations are facing. We’ll
address these in upcoming blogs.

the Application Usage Management Survey



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