Are you prepared for the end of Windows 7?

By June 10, 2019 Announcements
Windows 7 End of Life

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 are popular and well-loved — and they’re completely unsupported after January 2020. Have you prepared to upgrade yet?

When Windows 7 reaches end of life and end of support in 6 months, it will no longer be a secure, compliant operating system. Microsoft will no longer releases updates or security patches. If you continue using it, you will be putting your data at risk. Hackers love to target unsupported applications and take advantage of vulnerabilities in legacy software. You don’t want to be in the cross-hairs.

Consider too that other services and manufacturers will also stop providing support and products for Windows 7. New versions of your core software and line of business applications may no longer be developed or supported on Windows 7 either. Vendors and developers are less likely to provide integration services, hardware, and software on systems and platforms that Microsoft no longer supports.

What’s the next step then? Consider planning your upgrade to Windows 10 now, or using this opportunity to explore the possibilities of Office 365. There are many reasons why organizations delay and procrastinate upgrading. We encourage you to take the time to plan and budget for a smooth, timely transition.

Want to discuss your options? Contact OXEN Technology today to get started!


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