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Japan Windows Server 2003 EOS Impact 2014

Japan Windows Server 2003 EOS Impact 2014

This IDC study looks at Windows Server 2003 installations, usage, and plans leading up to the end of support of the product, based on a web questionnaire survey conducted among user companies concerning Windows Server 2003 operation.

IT solution providers have been actively promoting migration from Windows Server 2003 since spring 2014 in several ways. However, this user survey clearly showed the existence of a user segment where one out of five Windows Server 2003 server administrators is not aware that support will end in July 2015. Interestingly, around 20% answered "continue to use Windows Server 2003" even after the end of support for Windows Server 2003. If a company's partners have decided to "continue to use Windows Server 2003" there is a risk of the company leaking confidential information through its partners. Satoshi Fukutomi, server Group Manager, IDC Japan states, "While it is only natural for IT solution providers such as Microsoft and server vendors to educate the market on migrating Windows Server 2003 servers, it is also important for user companies to pay attention to the support status of their partners toward the end of support for Windows Server 2003, and to urge them to respond as soon as possible."

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IDC Opinion
In This Study
Methodology
Situation Overview
Introduction
Status of Remaining Windows Server 2003 Servers
Usage of Windows Server 2003 Servers
Future Outlook
Response to End of Support for Windows Server 2003
Windows x86 Server Installed Base by OS
Essential Guidance
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Related Research
Supplemental/Related Material
Synopsis
Table: Managed Windows Server 2003 Servers (Pre-survey)
Table: Response to End of Support for Windows Server 2003: Abbreviations in Figures and Descriptions of Choices
Table: Respondent Characteristics: Industry of Place of Employment
Table: Respondent Characteristics: Number of Employees at Place of Employment
Table: Sales/Expected Change to Sales at Place of Employment
Table: Changes in IT Budget at Place of Employment
Table: Knowledge of own Company's Servers
Table: Managed Server Operating Systems
Table: Number of Managed (Physical) Servers
Table: Number of Managed (Physical) Windows Server 2003 Servers
Table: Awareness of End of Support for Windows Server 2003
Table: Number of Installation Sites for Managed x86 Servers
Table: Number of User Divisions for Managed x86 Servers
Table: Physical Storage Capacity of Managed File Servers
Table: Number of Windows Server 2003 File Servers
Table: Number of Windows Server 2003 File Servers (Purchased in Last Three Years)
Table: Physical Storage Capacity of Windows Server 2003 File Servers
Table: Response to End of Support for Windows Server 2003: File Servers
Table: Planned Shared Storage to Use (File Servers)
Table: Planned Cloud Service to Use (File Servers)
Table: Number of Windows Server 2003 Servers (Excluding File Servers)
Table: Number of Windows Server 2003 Servers (Purchased in Last Three Years, Excluding File Servers)
Table: Windows Server 2003 Server Usage (Excluding File Servers)
Table: Response to End of Support for Windows Server 2003: Servers Other than File Servers
Table: Planned Cloud Service to Use (Other than File Server)
Table: Concerns in Migrating to Other OS
Table: IT Infrastructure Focused Investment at Place of Employment
Table: Private Cloud Implementation Status at Place of Employment
Table: Private Cloud Implementation Status Details at Place of Employment
Figure: Japan Windows x86 Server Installed Base by OS: 2013
Figure: Respondent Managed Servers (Pre-survey)
Figure: Managed Windows Server 2003 Servers (Pre-survey)
Figure: Number of Windows Server 2003 Servers (Pre-survey)
Figure: EoS Awareness of Windows Server 2003 Server Administrators (Pre-survey)
Figure: Usage of Windows Server 2003 Servers
Figure: Number of Windows Server 2003 Servers Used as File Servers
Figure: Share by Number of Employees for Environments with One Windows Server 2003 Server Used as a File Server
Figure: Number of Windows Server 2003 Servers Used as Mail/Intranet/Information Sharing Systems
Figure: Number of Windows Server 2003 Servers Used as Web Servers
Figure: Response to End of Support for Windows Server 2003: File Servers
Figure: Response to End of Support for Windows Server 2003: Servers Other than File Servers
Figure: Concerns in Migrating from Windows Server 2003 to Other OS
Figure: Japan Windows x86 Server Installed Base by OS: 2014

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