What You Should Do

By Sean Gallagher  |  Posted 2002-12-01 Print this article Print

Citigroup wasn't ready to stop using Windows NT or 2000. So it and other large companies forced Microsoft to extend support.

What You Should Do if You're Facing the End of Tech Support

  1. Plan to change. Fast.If you're still running servers on Windows NT 4, plan now for a move to Windows .NET Server
  2. Keep your momentum.If you're already midstream in your migration to Windows 2000, don't change horses. Moving from Win2K to .NET will be (relatively) easier later
  3. Focus on older apps.
    If they require Windows NT, you may not need to move them now, but start planning

Sean Gallagher is editor of Ziff Davis Internet's enterprise verticals group. Previously, Gallagher was technology editor for Baseline, before joining Ziff Davis, he was editorial director of Fawcette Technical Publications' enterprise developer publications group, and the Labs managing editor of CMP's InformationWeek. A former naval officer and former systems integrator, Gallagher lives and works in Baltimore, Maryland.

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