Windows 10 upgrade deadline ahead!

Windows 10’s crucial upgrades make IT managers and their departments nervous. How about you? If your enterprise missed the deadline for the Windows Update 1511 last year, you still had a chance. Meeting the next deadline – Windows 10 1607 – on October 10 is vital. It is literally ‘End of Service’, your enterprise will no longer receive Microsoft’s crucial security updates. For a fully controlled, no-hassle Windows 10 migration and upgrade process for your enterprise, eReadiness by IDM is the preferred tool.

 Don’t be surprised by any migration or update deadline – just take control, with eReadiness.eReadiness is your toolbox for a clear and uncluttered, well-organised, no-mistake Windows 10 migration and upgrade process.

In fact, it is a lot more. Taking control of an organisation’s data security and managing outside threats is becoming increasingly important. In a time when malware, phishing and ddos attacks have crippled large enterprises, including sea ports, eReadiness can help organisations become aware of the risks of security breaches and of reputation risks. It also helps organisations to get ready to take control of the process of getting upgrades and updates organised in an efficient and very effective way.

There is work to be done

As Microsoft is now offering Windows ‘as a Service’, with much more frequent upgrades, a new and daunting task awaits IT departments of medium to large-size enterprises. The frequent, time-consuming and potentially stressful Windows 10 migrations and upgrades have a deadline. Missing this deadline will close doors that you want to keep open, for IT security’s sake. It will result in costly security risks and liabilities – you will no longer receive security updates and your company will be exposed to numerous threats. Think of the real damage that may be done to your business if ransomware criminals knock on your door and find it half opened…

The deadlines are real

The first deadlines passed last year, for Windows 10 versions 1507 and 1511. Several international companies missed it, risking serious problems. The next deadline, for 1607, was pushed back from March to October 2018. Many IT departments of large enterprises have been under high pressure to do all the work for their tens of thousands (and for some: hundreds of thousands) of computers. It took a tremendous effort to plan and implement the Windows upgrades in a timely fashion.

Other enterprises had eReadiness as their tool. Now that eReadiness has proven its value in several pilot programs in these enterprises, their management are confident that using eReadiness will help their companies make all upgrade deadlines that will follow over the years. They managed to do the job without disruption, with the least effort and without mistakes, with proper testing of applications, hardware and drivers. It was still a tough job, but eReadiness came to the rescue, without the spreadsheets, databases and tedious manual labour to manage the process.

eReadiness helps you take the wheel

  • From the powerful eReadiness command and control center, you can initiate, manage and check everything that needs to be done to get your organisation into the next phase of the Windows 10 lifecycle. You have control, thanks to the insight and overview that comes with eReadiness’ clear dashboard.
  • IDM experts will help you define the scope and prepare implementation. They will help train your staff to keep this train rolling. Within weeks, you will have a full view of where you are, what will have to be the next steps and where you are heading. There will be no more loose ends, no more guessing.
  • eReadiness supports status reporting as well as planning the next steps in the update processes. This includes keeping up with the multitude of application testing efforts that usually follow after update activities in decentralised environments, often in many countries, in different languages and performed by many different teams. Keeping track of those tests is of the utmost importance for IT organisations that want to be in control.

Who is IDM?

IDM is IT Delivery Management. We are workplace migration experts, with over ten years of experience in supporting medium (1,5000+ users) to large (200,000+ users) corporates take control of migrations and upgrades. eReadiness was born in these environments. It is dedicated and it works. Different from most competing products, eReadiness is specifically targeted to control and manage the Windows 10 migration and upgrades. That focus allows eReadiness to be spot-on and straightforward to use, without the complicated add-ons that make other products hard to implement and use.

If you feel that taking control over the Windows 10 migrations and upgrades of your organisation is crucial, eReadiness is the tool to use. It’s powerful, practical and efficient. It helps meet deadlines – and helps save your bacon.

Would you like to be in control of your organisation’s Windows 10 upgrades? Check out IDM eReadiness

 

 

 

 

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