Up To 50% Of Corporate Migration Headaches And Cost Can Be Avoided, Proves Centrix Software

– Centrix Software research identifies the truth behind app usage, and dramatic reductions to corporate support and migration costs

– Up to 90% of total apps are used less than 10% of the time

Centrix Software, a leading provider of workspace computing solutions, has just completed research showing that application redundancy and incompatibility can significantly reduce the burden and cost involved in typical corporate migration projects.

The research, carried out by Centrix Software amongst Windows XP migration project managers at global organisations, has revealed the following app usage statistics:

 

· Between 75 to 95% of the apps that are incompatible with Windows 7 are not used, meaning that desktop migrations could be dramatically streamlined and accelerated with the right information

· Up to 90% of total apps are used less than 10% of the time

· 50% of apps are not used at all

· Unused apps cost companies an average of $500 per desktop

· Typically over 20% of install apps compatible with Windows XP are not compatible with Windows 7 and 8

Further emphasising this, eighty-one per cent (approximately eight out of 10) of European IT professionals queried in a recent survey admitted to their networks holding unused applications.

The Centrix Software survey also supports findings from Dell and Forrester, which report that 44% of IT decision makers think that they would save $1m or more annually due to a better understanding of their application libraries.

“It is critical for IT departments to be in possession of these facts, when they are already so overwhelmed by the scope and challenges of migration, that they typically put off projects as long as they can,” said Richard Pegden, Director of Product Marketing at Centrix Software. “In one customer we worked with, the organisation had 525 applications incompatible with Windows 7 based on installed apps. The analysis demonstrated that only fourteen of these apps were actually being used, just 3%, meaning the remaining 97% could be removed. This type of information dramatically reduces both the upheaval and cost of migration.”

In addition to this detailed application and device usage, Centrix Software also provides a platform for IT to deliver applications and content to users regardless of device, utilising the detailed usage information to understand user work styles to deliver the right experience that users demand.

For more details including some of the survey statistics and a history of Windows Migration, please take a look at our infographic.

 

About Centrix Software

Headquartered in Newbury, UK, with the US corporate office in New York, Centrix Software provides award-winning workspace computing solutions that enable its customers to deliver IT in the most efficient, cost-effective manner. With many competing user demands and technology trends, Centrix Software enables IT to understand the usage of every application and every device by every user, enabling the optimisation of desktop migrations, and transformation projects, and delivering continuous IT improvements at much lower cost and complexity. In addition, Centrix Software provides a platform for IT to deliver applications and content to users regardless of device, utilising the detailed usage information to understand user workstyles to deliver the right experience that users demand. This helps IT take back control while also delivering BYOD and other user-led initiatives.

Originally founded as a consultancy in 1997, Centrix Software developed its broad knowledge and experience into market leading products, bringing its first software solutions to market in 2010. Centrix Software solutions are now installed on over two million desktops globally, helping leading organisations across multiple industries.

For more information please visit www.centrixsoftware.com.

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