The Real Costs and Risks of Not Upgrading your Windows 2003 Infrastructure

We all procrastinate
When it comes to maintenance and busy work (disagreeable chores), we all procrastinate.  Delaying mundane chores to focus on new creative work, is human nature.

In the Information Technology (IT) world, no task seems more mundane and irritating than patching and upgrading an operating system (OS).  We’re all bugged by those persistent messages to patch and re-boot our OS.  

Automating Legacy Modernizations with Migration Containers

Industry Trends brought us Here
The relentless doubling of compute horsepower every 18 - 24 months known as Moore’s Law is one of the trends that has shaped the IT industry. Machine virtualization and cloud computing have combined to reduce the time it takes to create a new machine that harnesses the latest in computing power to nearly zero. These mammoth forces plus a bit of application developer productivity have resulted in a huge explosion in the number of machines running applications over the past 10 to 15 years.

Back to Business: a Round-up of Resources for Windows Server 2003 Migration

Transitioning from the freedom of summer to the structure of back to work and school can be tough for all of us. Yet, September is a time of renewal, a time to refocus on our goals and remember that, sometimes, making big changes begins with small ones. The key is not to overwhelm ourselves, but to keep moving forward, often with small steps at a time.

Small World

Internationalizing software has been overlooked by companies in years past. Many available software applications lacked the ability to work with different languages or locale variations such as calendars, currency and numbering conventions. Although North America is a rich market and many companies thrive to take market share, the international market brings new opportunities for businesses - this is why more and more companies are working hard to satisfy all tastes both domestically and internationally.
 

Windows Server 2003 - I'm late, I'm late, for a very Important Date!

Windows Server 2003 End of Support is here and there is little most enterprises can do at this point to change the fact that they are now dependent on an unsupported operating system. Here we are at Microsoft's World Wide Partner Conference again, muttering "I'm late, I'm late," just like the herald-like white rabbit of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, (We have a cool White Rabbit twitter campaign going this week - check it out) except that we cannot manipulate time.

WS2003 Migration: No Source Code, No Problem!

One of the most complex application migration scenarios is also one of the most common ones faced by enterprises today: how to migrate custom or bespoke applications. These applications not only represent a large portion of the portfolio but also tend to be pushed to the back of the line in terms of prioritization for remediation. Key reasons are a lack of knowledge about the application, missing or outdated documentation, or worse, no source code.

Everything You Want to Know about Windows Server 2003 Migration

It's spring in the Northeast, and this week we're launching a new blog post series, "Everything You Want to Know about Windows Server 2003 Migration." Even as summer and EOS is just months away, our "State of Readiness for Windows Server 2003 End of Support" survey reveals the shocking truth: most of you haven't done anything about remediation yet, and most will not complete your upgrades before the deadline.