Windows End of Life Products

Don't put your business at risk

On 14th January 2020, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 will become "End of Life" Microsoft products. If your business currently works with either of these products then failure to take action could result in huge risks for your business' data, your suppliers' data, and even your customers' data. Add compliance and compatibility issues to the equation and your business could be facing huge unexpected and unnecessary costs and a damaged reputation. Companies who act early will not only avoid these potential pitfalls but with reap the benefits of a smooth transition allowing them to focus on the bigger picture, such as delivering growth and superior customer service. 

What is End of Life?

"End of Life" means Microsoft will no longer offer support for these product versions, to either end users of Official Partners, and most worryingly, they will not issue any further security updates.

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Why do I need to upgrade?

1. Security

  • Without the latest updates you become an instant easy target for hackers, viruses and malware.

  • Your server and entire network will become more vulnerable to cyber-attacks. 

  • You risk not only compromising your own data, but potentially your clients' and suppliers' data too. This could be damaging to your brand and bottom line. 

  • Any data breach which can be traced back to "out of date" software can result in huge fines from the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) as unmatched or out of data software is not GDPR compliant. 

2. Compliance

  • The latest versions of some software simply won't be supported when running on End of Life platforms. 

  • Without support, your business becomes subject to industry regulated non-compliance. 

3. Compatibility

  • Out of date or "End of Life" software can become a real headache for businesses who just assume an upgrade will simply work across all systems without any big picture thinking. Unsuccessful implementation planning inevitably leads to inefficient users, system downtime and unnecessary costs. 

What should I do next?

Simply purchasing and installing or updating to the latest version of "End of Life" software will most certainly be problematic, time consuming and potentially counterproductive 

There are number of options available. However, these can be confusing and Quintech can guide you through them. We will: 

  • Listen to your business needs and understand the implications of End of Life software to your business as a whole. 

  • Advise on the best solution tailored to those needs. 

  • Deliver a successful implementation without unnecessary disruption and worry. 

  • Ensure all your systems are operating efficiently to minimise risk and unnecessary costs.

For a free, no obligation discussion and advice, contact us today.


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