SHOULD YOU GET RID OF WINDOWS 7 AND SERVER 2008? WHAT IF YOU DON'T SWITCH?
On January 14, 2020, Microsoft will end its support for Windows 7 and Server 2008. However, just because you can continue to use Windows 7 after the end of life date, it does not mean you should. Businesses rely on technology to keep them running are proactively upgrading their Windows environments to avoid downtime, user issues, poorer functionality and heightened security vulnerabilities.
Businesses who remain on Windows 7 and Server 2008 will be left behind with:
- No application support
- No software updates
- No security updates
Businesses who do not upgrade might think they are saving some money now, but could potentially have far bigger and more expensive problems coming.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR SECURITY?
Delaying the upgrade will leave your company's systems weak and vulnerable to data breaches, liability issues and a whole host of cyber threats. Any new vulnerabilities will remain vulnerable. Operating systems and servers must be continually updated to stay secure. Without updates, patches, and bug fixes, your environment will be exposed to cybercriminals who will exploit vulnerabilities.
Not upgrading your Windows environment will expose your company to external threats. Hackers are eagerly waiting for companies who don't migrate from Windows 7 after the end of life date and are no longer supported or secure. Don't be tempted to try to save a bit of money and be at risk for a cyber situation that is preventable... simply because it could end up costing an unpredictable amount! Infradapt offers cost effective Windows 7 and Server 2008 EOL Upgrade in Fell PA
HOW CAN I BUDGET FOR THE NEEDED UPGRADE?
If you're worried about how to afford getting your business upgraded to the current technology - don't! You have options and you don't have to pay upfront. If you prefer to reserve your cash for other business needs, you also have a monthly payment option with our as-a-service program that includes the following benefits:
- Better Technology. Technology is evolving at an accelerated rate. Acquire the technology you need to stay up-to-speed and keep your business and systems running.
- Controlled IT Costs. A predictable monthly cost that is easy to account for without unexpected IT expenses. Understand future technology costs and plan ahead accordingly to scale your growth.
- Maximized Efficiency. Proactive support to resolve IT issues before they happen. Even when IT issues occur, there's less downtime with technical experts as an extension of your team.
- Free Up Cash. Use capital savings for revenue generating activity rather than big spends on IT equipment and make the most out of your capex dollars.
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO? MAKE PLANS TO UPGRADE FROM WINDOWS 7 AND SERVER 2008.You now know that Windows 7 and Server 2008 will not be a safe product to use after January 14, 2020. If you haven't already done so, start preparing your business to get upgraded. For businesses, we recommend using IT professionals to ensure everything is working properly and upgraded correctly.
- Develop a budget & plan to replace or update your computers and servers before 2020.
- Call us for an inventory evaluation.
- Act now... time is moving fast and we want to help you before it's too late.