Well, we just passed the 500 days remaining mark on the countdown to the expiry of Windows XP in April of 2014. I would wager that there are many businesses out there that still have not done a whole lot in terms of migrating to a new platform, either. Sure some testing has been done and maybe a few users in IT are running Windows 7 now but the clock is ticking. The introduction of Windows 8 last month has presented a new option to organizations, although mostly in the areas of mobile computing at this point.
While 500 days looks like a long time, it’s really not as long as you think. The migration to a new platform will take some time, especially if done properly. This is also an opportunity to clean house, by removing the extraneous apps and upgrading where it’s needed. If you’ve already got the resources available, why not make the most of it?
The survey we conducted recently shows the value of performing a portfolio rationalization prior to a Windows migration as well at the benefits of keeping things up to date afterward. You can actually reduce the migration scope and duration, and subsequently costs, by shedding the unused apps from your portfolio. The best part is that with AppRx, it’s automated, so it’s not going to tie up a resource or take you very long. You can find the survey results here on this web site, under Resources.