App-DNA, the application compatibility specialist, has produced a free checklist for enterprises planning their Windows 7 migrations.
The ‘Windows 7 Application Migration Checklist’ contains useful tips and insights into App-DNA’s experience with the previous six Microsoft OS and Service Pack migrations. A quick and easy read, it offers significant value by helping enterprises to save time and effort.
“Windows 7 is a stable next-generation desktop OS. Getting there needn’t be a nightmare,” says Mike Welling, CEO of App-DNA. “Most applications will migrate with no issues – you just need to know which ones need help.”
Quick and efficient migration is a priority for enterprises because the costs associated with a badly executed migration can be onerous. Therefore it pays to get as much information and planning done with plenty of time to spare. The Windows 7 Application Migration Checklist provides a simple framework for a successful, trouble-free migration, under the headings discover, analyze, plan and validate.
In addition to this it offers helpful resources and tools for IT staff to use in the planning and execution of their migration. Tips include: what the initial stages should involve, how you can leverage your assets for business as usual, and the ways that targeted testing saves time and money.
“We are seeing interest in making the move to Windows 7 ramp up very quickly in the Enterprise space, so we wanted to share a list of the steps which we know are key in getting applications migrated to the new platform as quickly and efficiently as possible,” adds Mike Welling.
“We’ve worked on a huge number of these migrations already, and if done properly, it can be pain-free and risk-free, enabling companies to quickly reap the benefits of Windows 7.”
The checklist is available from the App-DNA website www.app-dna.com
App-DNA is the worldwide leader in compatibility testing for application environments based on Microsoft OS and Microsoft and virtual platforms. Its innovative AppTitude product is optimized for strategic application management by automating the assessment of compatibility with desktop and server OS, terminal services and virtualization technologies including Citrix XenApp and Microsoft App-V. App-DNA markets its solutions through a global partner network to mid-sized and large enterprise customers. The company’s global partners include Microsoft, Citrix, HP, IBM, CSC, Infosys and Wipro Technologies. Headquartered in London with U.S. offices in Chicago, App-DNA boasts a blue-chip customer base including many of the FTSE and Dow Jones top 250 organizations.