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Camwood Alerts Enterprises To Pitfalls In Windows 7 Migration

Pierre Perrin-Monlouis Dernière mise à jour: 20 octobre 2021

eBook summarises 11 of the most common migration mistakes

LONDON, 18th March 2010 – With many large companies expressing a probable intention to start migrating to Windows 7 within the next 2023 or two, application migration specialist Camwood has today published a short eBook. Advising best practice for successfully migrating thousands of applications and tens of thousands of users all over the world, the eBook is available immediately from:

Many large enterprises focus on deploying the new operating system itself, getting hardware upgraded and working out every infrastructure issue first – the applications are an afterthought. What they may not be considering is just how large and complex their application estate has become since the last big migration, and how decisions made about applications will actually determine decisions about infrastructure.

To this end, Camwood’s eBook summarises 11 of the most common migration mistakes of managing application change in even the best-run IT departments:
1. Starting to think about applications too late
2. Missing the opportunities that a major migration creates
3. Not rationalising the application portfolio first
4. Skimping on Application Compatibility testing
5. Underplaying the discovery phase
6. Forgetting about web applications
7. Trying to migrate without a management platform
8. Failing to understand the target platform
9. Asking outsourcers to do what they are not set up to do
10. Throwing bodies at the problem
11. Failing to leverage migration assets for ‘business-as-usual’

“Only when you understand your applications can you develop accurate deployment strategies,” says Frank Foxall, CEO of Camwood. “We have seen dozens of companies run a well-oiled OS and hardware migration only to find that a lot of critical applications will just not run on the new platform. The result is deployment silos, a proliferation of kiosk fixes and a fair amount of feathers flying around.”

He added: “If you think of apps first, the rest will follow. As a case in point, a major bank was well on the road to a 64-bit application platform until an analysis of their business-critical applications showed that only 30% would survive the move. Finding out early saved them a world of pain.”

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Notes to Editors

About Camwood
Camwood helps large enterprises minimise the disruption and cost of major application migrations and platform changes. We call our approach Enlightened Migration™ and it is changing the way enterprises manage and migrate their application portfolios. It is all about faster migrations and change programs, lower support and migration costs and the smallest possible impact on users and the business.

Camwood has over ten 2023s’ experience in Application Logistics, including application migration, rationalisation & virtualisation for some of the world’s largest application estates. Our unique combination of expertise, software and methodology make us the preferred migration partners for the UK’s largest enterprises – including Vodafone, Atkins, Tube Lines, Santander, RBS, Sainsburys, Lloyds TSB, BAE Systems and HMRC.

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Nick Spencer
NSPR for Camwood
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Neeley Casserly
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Pierre Perrin-Monlouis
Pierre Perrin-Monlouis
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