Initial upgrade costs, 'tip of the iceberg' warns migration expert
As the July 31st deadline approaches for companies to buy into the new Microsoft Software Assurance program, companies shouldn't underestimate the indirect costs and the potential disruption of a poorly planned migration strategy.
Many UK businesses feel that they have little choice as to when they will need to upgrade their Microsoft software. According to Aelita Software, a provider of enterprise management solutions for Windows-centric networks, these companies may be seriously underestimating the complete cost of
deploying new software.
"The initial cost of the software upgrade is just the tip of the iceberg and businesses rushing to beat the 31st deadline need to plan in detail to avoid downtime." states Ratmir Timashev, CEO of Aelita Software. "Every time a new license comes out, businesses in the Microsoft program will have to make the migrate or upgrade choice again and again."
Timashev claims that the indirect costs of upgrading may outweigh the direct costs. With hardware upgrade costs, installation expense, potential downtime, loss of user productivity and post-migration support calls, he claims that businesses will soon recognise that the Software Assurance
program brings into play a number of other 'hidden' expenses.
If you would be interested in speaking to Ratmir to find out the steps businesses need to take to minimise the migration challenges that lie ahead, please contact Julie Thompson Dredge on 0118 989 5600 or email her on email@example.com
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