The end of XP support is now 17 months away and organizations that haven’t yet begun their Windows 7 migrations are beginning to formalize budgets and project plans. With such little time to spare, however, a lot of IT departments are struggling to create budgets that fit the scope of their projects.
“Many organizations haven’t migrated to a new OS in 10 years, and they don’t fully remember how complex migrations are,” said Susan Ergun, Director of Professional Services at Eden Technologies. “Every project component affects another, and every budget decision impacts the entire project. Organizations need to understand the intricacies of the project fully before they can build a budget that makes sense.”
“One thing we are telling our customers is that they cannot allow migration urgency to beget hasty decisions or poor planning,” said Glenn Billing, Director of Finance at Eden Technologies. “Although it’s tempting to dive right in, there is a science to every OS migration, and it starts with a comprehensive planning phase. Only after you’ve seen your project from all angles and phases can you build a budget that reflects your specific and realistic needs.”
Tomorrow’s webinar is for anyone in the planning stages of a Windows 7 migration. Participants will benefit from the ranging experiences of seasoned Engagement Director Susan Ergun and Director of Finance Glenn Billing. The two will pull from their 25 years of finance and project management experience to provide real-life strategies that Eden recommends all of its customers use when building a Windows 7 migration budget.
Eden Technologies is the northeast region’s premiere U.S.-based, enterprise level IT consulting and managed services provider. With 10 years’ experience, over 300,000 desktops deployed and 2,000 endpoints under management, Eden stands as the company of choice for over 300 organizations, in a wide range of industries including legal services, financial services, manufacturing and health care. Eden’s rich success is based on three fundamental tenets: select only world-class engineers; provide unparalleled service; and ensure everything we do is not just done—it’s done done™.