ATMIA Releases Windows 10 Readiness Position Paper

March 29, 2017         By: Mike Dautner

ATMIA recently issued an industry call to action for ATM deployers to plan for their migration to Windows 10 OS in the near future.

This is a direct result of a new “Windows 10 Readiness Position Paper,” which you take a closer look at right here.

“With the first hardware manufacturer technically ready for Windows 10 during Q2,” explained CEO, Mike Lee, “ATMIA urges all its members who are ATM deployers or operators to kick-start their migration planning immediately.”

This study was compiled by the award winning ATMIA-endorsed consultant, Eric de Putter of Payments Redesign, shows that software suppliers will need approximately 3-9 months for enhancements, once the major manufacturers give the green light for Windows 10 readiness, while ATM operators may require an extra 12 to 15 months of internal work and possibly hardware upgrades.

“These future timelines reveal that the clock is ticking loudly for the ATM industry in terms of getting ready for the end of support for W7 OS,” Lee added.  “An W10 impact analysis is urgently required by each deployer.”

ATMIA’s new paper outlines the requirements of a roadmap for a prosperous 2020 migration to the new Windows 10 operating system and explains the remaining issues which all have to be taken into consideration at some point.

The new paper contains a table which sets out the state of readiness for the migration for deployers, suppliers and manufacturers.

“Long-term planning saves costs, reduces security risks arising from the end of support for the obsolete operating system and results in a smoother deployment of the new operating system,” Lee concluded. “ATMIA wishes all its global members an optimal future migration.”