70% of businesses unprepared for Windows Server 2003 migration

11 million machines are still running Windows Server 2003
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With less than one week to go before Microsoft cuts support for Windows Server 2003, up to 70 per cent of businesses are still not prepared.

According to Camwood, an application migration company, seven out of 10 businesses are set to miss the migration date on July 14th. 

The firm also believes that it could take as long as three years for businesses to make the switch, if they haven’t already done so.

PCR recently interviewed Microsoft’s hybrid cloud business lead Patrik Bihammar, regarding the migration, and you can check it out in the video below: 

Approximately 11 million machines are still running Windows Server 2003 across the world, while up to 400,000 UK businesses still use Server 2003 OS.

Plus, according to figures from April 2015, more than half of Asian-Pacific organisations are still running Server 2003.

Adrian Foxall, CEO of Camwood, said: “As with so many big migrations that have come before, Server 2003 has once again shown the IT industry to be woefully unprepared when it comes to their application estates.

“By failing to make the switch to a newer operating system, whether that’s Server 2008, 2012 or a cloud-based alternative, businesses are also opening themselves up to a number of legal challenges, falling out of compliance and risking potentially hefty fines. At the end of the day, this isn’t just bad IT practice, it’s also bad for business.”

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