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Kiwi firms warned as D-Day for XP approaches

Sathya Mithra Ashok | Oct. 4, 2013
As end of support for the platform nears, analysts and Microsoft offer recommendations on ways companies can make a smoother transition to a modern OS.

" Classify applications and users — work on critical ones first

Most organisations have far too many applications. Organisations where users are administrators typically have one application for every 10 users, with about half of these requiring Windows to run. Gartner defines a critical application (or the user of critical applications) as one where if the application fails or the user can't do his or her job, there could be financial or legal consequences. Organisations must conduct several analyses on their application portfolios to help safeguard the organisation after XP support ends, and in preparation for Windows 7 or 8 migrations.


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