What You Need to Know As You Prepare to Upgrade Your Windows Environment
When Microsoft announced in 2015 that they would be ending support for Microsoft Windows 7, and told us it was going to be supported until 2020, most of us thought we had plenty of time to get this done. Well, time it almost up and you still have application vendors that don’t support Windows 10, so ask yourself what do you do? It’s okay you’re not alone—Microsoft data states that more than 40% of U.S. companies are still running Windows 7 on their laptop or desktops.
But you will have many questions: Why should I upgrade to Window 10? What are going to be my issues in upgrading? What about the security issues for my devices I leave on Windows 7 or even Windows XP? Do I have the staff to do this work?
HCTec can help you address those tough questions, leverage what we have learned from other clients, and help make your deployment go easier.
We have fully outlined steps for each of the following phases of a Windows 10 Migration project, inclusive of Microsoft and application preferred methodology, such as that of Epic, eClinicalWorks, CPSI, Cerner, McKesson, and others.
Discovery and Project Planning
Application Review and Active Directory Assessment
Hardware Combability Assessment
Application Compatibility Assessment
New Enterprise Image Build
Pilot Scheduled Enterprise Deployment
Support Transition from project to operation
One of the biggest reasons you need to consider upgrading to Windows 10 is End User Device Security, as healthcare organizations remain a top target for cybercriminals. Therefore, expect to hear the demands from your executives and underwriters that you need to ensure that your end user environment is protected, secure and up to date.