Feeds

Expert chat: The end of Windows XP and IE6

Speak your brains, pick ours: Trio of migration experts line up

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Using blade systems to cut costs and sharpen efficiencies

Live Chat In six months' time, it'll be open season for hackers, malware and virus-writers targeting people running Windows XP and Internet Explorer 6.

The reason is after 8 April, 2014, Microsoft will no longer make the software patches needed to protect these people from the worst of the web.

From the biggest to the smallest, nobody is safe. HM Revenue and Customs is still running Windows XP on 85,000 PCs, the NHS – one of the world’s largest employers – has 85 per cent of its PCs running Windows XP. Not even SMBs, the backbone of the economy, are immune, with Microsoft reckoning they own "just enough" PCs to be dangerous.

Join The Reg's end-of-Windows-XP Live Chat on Friday, 11 October at 15.00 UK time (7.00 Pacific, 10.00 ET, 14.00 UT) to find out how we got here and – importantly – what you can do to get out of this mess.

Joining us will be a trio who between them have moved hundreds of thousands of seats off Windows XP and IE6 in the last two years. They are: Mark Corley, chief technology officer at Avanade UK and Ireland; Gary Schare, president and COO of browser remediation and migration specialist Browsium; and - following a last minute switch from Camwood - Dave Martin, head of project services for the application portfolio management specialist Camwood.

We’ll be talking about:

  • What they’ve seen inside customers' operations and lessons learned;
  • Why you should at least draw up a migration plan, even if the suits veto it;
  • Big bang versus piecemeal (re-write versus remediate); and
  • Why your migration plan definitely shouldn’t, under any circumstances, be to upgrade only "as and when" you buy a brand-new PC running Windows 7

You can register in the window below.

The smart choice: opportunity from uncertainty

More from The Register

next story
HIDDEN packet sniffer spy tech in MILLIONS of iPhones, iPads – expert
Don't panic though – Apple's backdoor is not wide open to all, guru tells us
Do YOU work at Microsoft? Um. Are you SURE about that?
Nokia and marketing types first to get the bullet, says report
Microsoft takes on Chromebook with low-cost Windows laptops
Redmond's chief salesman: We're taking 'hard' decisions
Cheer up, Nokia fans. It can start making mobes again in 18 months
The real winner of the Nokia sale is *drumroll* ... Nokia
EU dons gloves, pokes Google's deals with Android mobe makers
El Reg cops a squint at investigatory letters
Chrome browser has been DRAINING PC batteries for YEARS
Google is only now fixing ancient, energy-sapping bug
Big Blue Apple: IBM to sell iPads, iPhones to enterprises
iOS/2 gear loaded with apps for big biz ... uh oh BlackBerry
prev story

Whitepapers

Reducing security risks from open source software
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Application security programs and practises
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.