Microsoft Windows XP has been a serviceable operating system for more than a decade in organizations of all sizes around the world. However, with the end-of-support deadline looming (April 8, 2014), many companies are wrestling with the need to find other OS solutions for their servers and desktop workstations.

Migrating to a new operating system is a formidable task, and many businesses have been unable or unwilling to take it on. In India, for example, 16% of large enterprises are still running XP, as are 35% of banking and financial services institutions. In scenarios like that, sunsetting of the XP operating system will drive ...

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