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Help for SMBs Upgrading From Windows Server 2003

No Business Wants to Maintain an Unsupported Server

by Clive Anthony | 06.19.15

As Microsoft’s deadline for ending Windows Server 2003 support looms, some IT professionals may be overwhelmed by the complexities of a major migration.

Tags:HPITMicrosoftServersWindows Server 2003Windows Server 2012

Building on Success

CHIME Puts Their Trust in A Powerful Partnership

by Jennifer Ramstrom | 04.27.15

When the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) wanted to “get out of the business of managing IT” and move their company’s information systems to the cloud, they turned to our experts at PC Connection, Inc.  Recently, we helped CHIME migrate to Office 365 to enable anytime, anywhere collaboration among all their local and virtual staff.  But to truly optimize their environment, we also needed to help them address aging hardware, and even more importantly, security concerns

Tags:AMDCloudHPITOffice 365PC Connection IncSecurity

Data Migration

Server 2003 EOS: A Migration Path for SMBs

Stay Agile, Competitive with Windows Server 2012

by Sarah Senftle | 02.20.15

For large enterprises, migrating to Windows Server 2012 before Microsoft officially ends support for Server 2003 on July 14, 2015 is a massive project.   Hundreds, perhaps even thousands, of servers might have to be replaced as part of the move to a modern, cloud-enabling server OS—all while keeping both migrated and unmigrated employees connected to the network and the business running without any downtime.

For small- and medium-sized businesses, a Server 2003 migration may be less complex, but it is no less critical. Once Microsoft pulls the plug, Server 2003 will be on borrowed time.

Tags:CloudComplianceHPITMicrosoftSecuritySMBTechnologyVirtualizationWindows Server 2003 EOSWindows Server 2012

Technical Considerations of Server 2003 Migration

Four Steps to Smooth the Journey

by Clive Anthony | 02.10.15

Whether you’re a large enterprise or a small business, migrating successfully from Windows Server 2003 to Server 2012 R2 requires detailed planning and execution.

If you haven’t begun server OS migration planning by now, you’re running out of time. On July 14, 2015, Microsoft will end support for Server 2003. No more security patches, no more updates, no more support, period. Server 2003 reaches final, full end of life on July 14, 2015. There simply isn’t a sound business case (never mind technology case) for staying on an outdated, unsupported server platform.

Tags:ApplicationsAssessmentDataEducationHPHybridMicrosoftPrivate CloudServiceSoftwareTechnologyWindows Server 2003Windows Server 2003 EOSWindows Server 2012

Microsoft Windows Server 2012

Are You Ready for the Windows Server 2012 Migration?

6 Server 2012 Facts to Help Get You to the Other Side

by Stacy Cote | 02.03.15

With Windows Server 2003 going end of support, it’s important for you to know where to go from a licensing and product stand point. Windows Server 2012 was designed with the advent of cloud strategy in mind. Servers need to run multiple applications at once, which is why some of the editions that were available have been eliminated from the line in favor of smarter solutions that cover more ground especially for heavily virtualized environments. Below are some basic things to note, that are essential to answer some questions you may have through your migration. 

Tags:CiscoCloudCoresData CenterDatacenterDellEnd Of SupportHPHPCHyper-virtualizedIntelLenovoLicensingProcessorRulesSoftwareSolutionsSQL ServerStandardTechnologyVirtualizationVirtualizedWeb Server WindowsWindows Server 2003Windows Server 2003 EOSWindows Server 2012Windows Server Enterprise

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