SCC predicts pivotal phase in Windows 7 Migration 

SCC has highlighted the fact that the IT industry is entering a make or break period for organisations considering the upgrade to Windows 7.

by Ildiko Kiss Thursday, March 10, 2011
SCC has highlighted the fact that the IT industry is entering a make or break period for organisations considering the upgrade to Windows 7.

SCC’s view is that the next two years represent a critical stage in the evolution of the corporate desktop. With the security, efficiency and environmental benefits of Windows 7 well established, a range of compelling factors are set to see uptake of the updated operating system peak over the coming months.

"There isn’t one big reason why the next two years will be a pivotal point in the migration to Windows 7, but there are a lot of small ones that when combined will deliver the final push towards industry’s wholesale adoption of the system. Everything from the need for greater security and environmental performance through to user demands to work with the technologies they use at home will contribute to that,” said Rhys Sharp, SCC’s Chief Technology Officer.

SCC has seen an upsurge in demand for Windows 7 deployments, and that with Microsoft scheduled to begin withdrawing support for the XP platform in 2014, interest in migration is approaching its peak. With user concerns over application compatibility addressed and improvements in security, environmental impact and ease of management proven after a year in the wild, SCC believes that organisations will begin to significantly ramp up their upgrade plans over the next 12 months.

SCC also believes that the consumerisation of IT, which is increasingly seeing workers able to walk into their work environments with devices capable of bypassing their organisation’s IT controls could have a serious impact on security.

“Windows 7 has its own place in a cultural shift where workers can become unsatisfied or demotivated if their work experience compares unfavourably with the technologies they use at home. Like it or not, the business sector is being sucked into the whirlwind that has changed the face of consumer IT in less than five years,” said Sharp.

“Equally compelling will be the fact that organisations leaving it too late to start out on the upgrade path could find themselves squeezed by an inevitable surge in demand in the final months of XP’s supported lifecycle. The clock is ticking, and for businesses that run out of time the consequences could be serious.”

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About SCC

SCC is Europe’s largest independent technology solutions provider around the infrastructure, and is part of Specialist Computer Holdings (SCH) plc. The Group has regional operations in five different countries, employs over 7,000 professional staff and has delivered sustained, profitable growth for some 35 years, with annual turnover exceeding £2.25 billion.

Long term partnerships with the world’s leading solutions providers combine with SCC’s services capabilities to create a rapid return on an investment in IT. It has an enviable track record of successfully helping European-based companies and Government organisations better manage their technology infrastructure, remove cost and create business advantage.

For further information:

Judy Groves: judy.groves@sch-group.com / T: 0121 766 2594
http://www.scc.com/news/about-us/scc-predicts-pivotal-phase-in-windows-7-migration

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