Software Obsolescence Management – we’re here to help!

What is “software obsolescence management”? Simply put, its the processes and activities associated with preventing your software from being obsolete and causing your security and support concerns. With proactive action, you can stay current, safe and in-support.

Has your business successfully moved off Win2008/SQL2008? Are you still running Win7 on your PCs? Do you still have lots of on-premise SharePoint sites running 2010 or older? I reckon you do. If so, you’re not alone.

How do you move on from here? Luckily, we are here to help.

We have a range of tools and services to firstly help you identify what you are running and where you have exposures. One of our previous clients discovered this time last year that they still had over 6000 active Win2008 servers. Within 9 months, we helped reduce that count to 2500 servers. We’re still working through getting the last of these resolved before July 2020, but at least now the client can see an end to this project.

Working together, we can assess your strategies and priorities; don’t worry if you’re not clear on these, we can help you take action.

Did you know that for most Windows products, you can buy extended support?Big consultancies might simply suggest lifting and shifting to Azure or AWS, however this doesn’t solve the obsolescence problem; you’re just simply transferring the problem in to the cloud.

There are many ways to resolving a legacy estate; there is no one-size fits all model. We can help you identify the best course of action. Solutions can include simply turning off redundant (yet active) servers or performing in place OS upgrades , through to more complex activities issues like unravelling dependencies and migrating databases, migrating SharePoint sites or working with third party suppliers to resolve your estate.

With many products going out of life in 2020, get started today by booking a free and no obligation discussion around how we can help identify your challenges and work together to a brighter and safer future.

 


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