Centrality's OS Installer Throws Eleventh Hour Lifeline to Companies Threatened by XP End of Life

     Centrality's OS Installer Throws Eleventh Hour Lifeline to Companies
                         Threatened by XP End of Life

  PR Newswire

  MEPPERSHALL, England, August 1, 2013

MEPPERSHALL, England, August 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

With just 250 days remaining until Microsoft withdraws support for its
ubiquitous operating system, Windows XP, tens of thousands of UK companies
which have not yet planned their migration have been thrown a lifeline by UK
managed services specialist, Centrality.

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With companies still pondering how best to avoid the vulnerabilities,
compliance issues and cost implications they will face when XP support ends,
Centrality has revealed that its enterprise-proven deployment suite, OS
Installer , offers a viable and affordable way out of the problem.

"Microsoft estimate a migration from XP to Windows 7 or 8 could take 18 - 32
months," said Centrality Managing Director, Mike Davies. "With just 250 days
remaining, we know that tens of thousands of businesses have not started, or
are still in a vague planning phase. But the tools available to them to
migrate with simply won't do the job in time. OS Installer is their way out of
danger."

OS Installer. Proven flexibility and ability  to  handle scale.

Centrality's OS Installer is a fully featured enterprise software suite that
radically simplifies deployment of any version of Windows on to any hardware,
anywhere.  http://www.osinstaller.com/

The suite uses templates or "builds" to logically describe how PCs and servers
should be configured. It gives total consistency of builds across infinite
hardware types, with the flexibility that all companies need but even the most
advanced, image-only products cannot deliver.

OS Installer has been proven in large scale enterprise deployments by
companies including Whitbread Plc and Stonegate Pub Company. Its builds are
fully automated with the facility for a virtually unlimited number of builds
to run in parallel.This removes build bottle-necks and offers the prospect of
fully successful migration from Windows XP prior to the end of support, even
for companies that have not yet commenced planning. As a bonus, OS Installer
will then provide these companies with an effective way to manage and maintain
their systems and application portfolios.

Economic, dependable OS Installer migration for late starters.

"With OS Installer, an organisation of any size can migrate its estate from XP
to Windows 7 or 8 for £7.50-£10 per PC", Davies explained. "With our
experience of managing large scale and complex deployments, we're ready to
help any CIO who has not even yet got around to planning their migration. If
you've been worrying about how you'll cope with this, OS Installer and
Centrality are the miracle you've been hoping for."

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About OS Installer:

OS Installer is a fully featured and road-tested enterprise software suite
that radically simplifies deployment of any version of Windows on to any
hardware, anywhere. It is ideally suited to the requirements of organisations
needing to migrate from Windows XP to Windows 7 or 8.
http://www.osinstaller.com/

About Centrality:

Centrality is a specialist IT Services consultancy based in Bedfordshire, UK,
and advising companies of all sizes on the design, construction and management
of their IT estates. With over 15 years of successful business relationships
to its name, Centrality is regarded as an expert in practical implementation,
especially in time-sensitive situations.

For more information, visit http://www.centrality.com/ or call
+44(0)1462-857-014 or email: Garry Stubbs g.stubbs@centrality.com

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