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CSO50 2015: When Windows XP ends, life must go on for research systems

Stacy Collett | Feb. 4, 2015
What do you do when 600 mission-critical workstations can't say goodbye to Windows XP, but support for the operating system is ending? That was the challenge facing biopharmaceutical company Quintiles Inc., in Durham, N.C.

The bottom line: The solution didn't require any additional spending. "We already had these technologies and tools at our fingertips," Fink says. "By just changing our paradigm, stepping up our game and treating these machines specially, we were able to dramatically decrease the risk."


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