CIS 329 Assignment 1 Preparing for a company wide Migration to Windows 8


SWOT viability of upgrading to Windows 8:

This SWOT analyses is be conducted for the viability for upgrading to Windows 8 for three locations of Crescent Manufacturing Inc. ( CMI ) The corporate headquarter and production facilities are located in Texas, with other manufacturing facilities located in Maryland and Nebraska. The cost of trying to maintain both Windows 7 and Windows 8 desktop can be steep over the long term do to the cost of support. Crescent Manufacturing Inc. is a luxury leader in crafted and customized home furnishings, this SWOT analysis will layout the rollout for upgrading to Windows 8.


  • All clients in the corporation have been upgrade to run Windows 8
  • Recent upgrades to server to run Windows server 2012
  • 10 years of experienced IT staff that completed training on Windows 8, Windows servers 2008 and 2012.
  • Server upgrade to 2012
  • IT help desk



The cost of the upgrade is the biggest weakness during the rollout. CMI will have to purchase 450 new licenses for Window8 and may have to upgrade some applications do to compatibility issues. Reconfiguring all the new client will be time consuming and costly in the beginning, install new roles from third party vendors,


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