Only 6 Weeks until Microsoft ends the life of some of its most popular products.
These products include: Office 2010, Windows 7, and selected business server software.
What does that mean for your business?
1. You’ll lag behind your competitors:
There are no patches or updates for old software, leaving businesses
still using it lagging behind competitors.
2. Old software like Windows 7 costs more to run:
Old software costs more to run. Companies that upgrade to smarter,
faster, more secure operating systems, such as Windows 10, and migrate to the cloud, save a fortune over time with drastically reduced capital costs.
3. You will be vulnerable with Windows 7:
Hackers love end of life software, because it’s far easier to exploit.
The combination of no more security updates and lots of unpatched
holes makes it a prime target for cyber criminals.
4. Windows 7 will not be GDPR compliant:
Organisations that fail to protect their customers’ data are not compliant with GDPR. One of the main criteria of the new regulation is that
you have to use up-to-date, secure software, so if yours is falling short
all the hard work you did last year will have been for nothing.
What if I don’t upgrade or replace my machines by January 14th, 2020?
Imagine using a product that a company doesn’t want to take responsibility for anymore. You’ll be using the product at your own risk. This means that Microsoft will not take responsibility for loss of data due to security breaches on Windows 7.
What shall I do?
At ITCS, we have already upgraded many of our customers to the replacement Windows 10 platform.
If you haven’t upgraded yet, it’s best to seek the help of an IT professional. This is a good way to ensure that everything is upgraded correctly and that all firewalls and antivirus are in place and working optimally. Depending on what type of hardware and software you’re using, you may need to take specific steps to make sure everything is fully compatible.
To meet with a member of our team or discuss your needs, please contact the ITCS support desk on 08456 400200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to help.