There are a number of companies out there that provide solutions for transferring your PC data to a new system — like Apptimum AlohaBob and Laplink’s PC Mover. The breadth of the solutions vary — one may only transfer raw information in bulk from one machine to another, and another might attempt to intelligently migrate your applications over as well.
Last week, we got the announcement that Microsoft has acquired Apptimum (aka Eisenworld/AlohaBob), a company that makes software designed to help you automatically transfer your applications to new computers. At this point it’s only speculation, but if such technology could be built into the operating system, it would make it far more convenient for home and business users to upgrade their hardware systems.
Read the announcement here.
Alex Eckelberry and Deb Shinder