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:
XP Support End Looms – Automation Eases Windows 7 Migration offers
insight into the value of automating critical migration tasks such as
assessing application compatibility status, remediating issues, publishing
fixed applications to your enterprise deployment solution and scheduling
deployments with users.
- App Store
Essentials: Operating System Deployment through Your App Store describes how an
enterprise app store can help speed Windows 7 migrations.
AUM survey also uncovered other challenges that IT organizations are facing. We’ll
address these in upcoming blogs.