Leverage the Power of SaaS and the Cloud for Application Currency Management and Deploy 5x Faster, New Whitepaper from Futurestate IT

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A new whitepaper describes the challenges the industry is facing with application currency management, the risks of not migrating to the latest release, and the options available for the migration. By following a comprehensive Cloud-based IT Currency Management process, the benefits that companies can enjoy are two folds: the speed with which migration can happen, and the cost reduction for the whole migration process.

"The goal of application currency management is to help customers dramatically reduce the time, cost and risk of application migration projects," said Alex Topitsch, Founder and CEO at Futurestate IT, Inc.

Futurestate IT inc., provider of the first and only automated Cloud-based IT Currency Management™ platform has today released a whitepaper through its online resource centre. Entitled, “Upgrading to Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008? Leveraging the Power of SaaS and the Cloud”, the whitepaper identifies one of the major looming issues in the industry: discontinuation of Windows XP support in 2014.

With the discontinuation of Microsoft support for Windows XP by 2014 and Windows Server 2008 by 2015, companies are grappling with the daunting task of migrating numerous mission critical applications to Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008. Gartner estimate that over 250 million PCs will need to be migrated, and that the amount of effort required to test, remediate and migrate each application to the new operating system can range from 2 hours to 4 days. At a cost of $1,000 per day, this can mean upwards of $4,000 per application.

The whitepaper describes the challenges the industry is facing, the risks of not migrating, and the options available for the migration. By following a comprehensive Cloud-based IT Currency Management process, the benefits that companies can enjoy are two folds: the speed with which migration can happen, and the cost reduction for the whole migration process.

“IT Directors have many projects competing for their time each and every day,” said Alex Topitsch, Founder and CEO at Futurestate IT, Inc. “The goal of application currency management is to help them dramatically reduce the time, cost and risk of application migration projects, so that they can utilize their limited resources optimally to manage their portfolio of applications.”

Futurestate IT created the first cloud-based platform to solve the daunting challenges of assessing, planning and migrating application to the latest operating system available. It enables customers of all sizes to dramatically accelerate their application migration projects (Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, App-V and XenApp) while greatly lowering their costs and risks. Unlike pure services or software assisted approaches, Futurestate IT’s AppRx allows for up to 5x faster deployment, offers a pay per use model that enables up to 90% lower TCO and significantly lower risks associated with application migration.

To obtain a free copy of the whitepaper, please download it here:
http://www.futurestateit.com/2011/09/28/whitepaper-power-of-cloud-and-saas-for-application-currency-management/

Additional ways to contact Futurestate IT:
Contact page on website: http://www.futurestateit.com/contact-us/
Twitter: @futurestateit
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Futurestate-It-Inc/165087626881749
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/futurestate-it

About Futurestate IT
Recently selected by IDC as one of 10 Canadian Cloud Companies to Watch, Futurestate IT offers AppRx, the first and only automated Cloud-based Application Currency Management Platform™ to enable companies to rapidly assess, plan and execute migration of applications for Windows 7 or Server 2008 as well as determine if/how applications can be virtualized. As a cloud solution, AppRx does not require any infrastructure, installation, maintenance or support and is available on a pay per use model. As a result, it allows for accelerated deployment while reducing cost and risk. AppRx comes fully integrated with App-DNA AppTitude software to deliver a proven, best in class application compatibility solution. Futurestate IT is a Microsoft partner primarily offering its AppRx solution via resellers and system integrators. Futurestate IT is a privately held company headquartered in Toronto, Canada. For more information, visit http://www.futurestateit.com.

Futurestate IT and AppRx are trademarks of Futurestate IT Inc.

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