HP has partnered with the Microsoft to help customers switch from the Windows XP operating system (OS) to a more recent version of Windows OS.
The move follows HP’s survey that revealed that about 40% of business customers have not yet implemented Windows XP alternative OS, even as Microsoft’s support for Windows XP is scheduled to end on 8 April 2014.
HP Commercial PCs senior VP and general manager, Enrique Lores, said HP Financial Services (HPFS) allow for minimal upfront investment to transit businesses from XP to a more recent Windows OS.
"Many businesses have been avoiding the XP migration, fearing lack of compatibility and loss of productivity during the transition process," Lores added.
Microsoft Windows general manager, Erwin Visser, said: "We are excited about the investments HP is making to help customers adopt the benefits of a modern Windows experience."
Under the collaboration, HP Workplace Software Management Services will offer planning, staffing and automation to deploy new computers or update OS images on current systems.
Technical experts will work with a organisation to design a migration plan that exploits automated software distribution, while localised field technical resources will update the current systems and implement new devices following OS image build, integration testing and certification.
Additionally, HP Enterprise Services supports ongoing automated software patch and security signature distribution, as well as management of licenses and assets.
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