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Software Upgrades Simplified

Software Upgrades - More critical than you realize, easier than you think.
Protect your lab’s data — and image

The longer you’re running outdated workstation software in your laboratory, the more likely you are to experience a data breach, data loss, or a system crash. In fact:

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If more than half of your workstations have an out-of-date OS, your odds of a breach triple.1

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The average cost of a data breach in the U.S. (for lost business) is $4.2 million.2

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Ransomware attacks will occur every 11 seconds by 2021.3

The sooner you upgrade your software, the sooner you will improve the desktop experience, employee productivity, and
data security.

But what’s the best way to maximize the gain and minimize the pain of software migration? We’ve made this supremely simple for you.

Complete your Windows 10 migration

Mainstream support for Microsoft Windows 7 ends in January 2020, so the time to complete the migration is now.

  • Protect your lab from malware and ransomware.
  • Remain current with automatic security updates.
  • Eliminate the challenge of being required to remove lab workstations from the intranet, resulting in siloed data and manual backups.

The move to Windows 10 is also the perfect first step toward upgrading your chromatography data system (CDS). It allows you to fully modernize your workstation software with minimal disruption and maximum benefit.

Update your CDS software —
it's the easiest path forward

When was the last time you updated your software? If you haven’t updated since 2015, now is the perfect time. Use the automated, powerful migration tools that ship with our workstation software to upgrade to the latest version of OpenLab ChemStation, OpenLab EZChrom, or OpenLab CDS—same software you’re used to, no training required. It’s the fast, easy way to protect your lab and its image.

Why update your CDS software? Ask yourself a few key questions:

  • How much is your data worth? One of the simplest ways to safeguard your work is by ensuring all the systems in your lab are up-to-date.
  • Are you really protected against emerging cybersecurity threats? Legacy systems use outdated technology and are more vulnerable to an attack.
  • Are you doing all you can to improve efficiencies and increase productivity? If you’re not yet taking advantage of advanced software capabilities, you’re missing an opportunity to do more.
Or make the transition to OpenLab CDS to improve lab operations

If you haven’t yet made the move to our next-generation chromatography data system, this is the perfect time. Designed for the modern laboratory, OpenLab CDS simplifies standard laboratory procedures and provides rock solid data security. If your lab uses OpenLab ChemStation or EZChrom, we offer powerful tools, guidance, and services to support your migration.

We have the services and tools you need to migrate your data quickly and safely.

One lab’s story: Why staying current with technology in the lab is vital for your business

Learn more about the advanced capabilities of OpenLab CDS

Other considerations when working in a GxP environment

When updating your CDS software, you are required to qualify and validate the new software for intended use. Agilent offers a complete set of compliance services that make it easy, fast, and cost effective for you to move to the latest software. Explore services.