END OF SUPPORT FOR SEVERAL MICROSOFT PRODUCTS.
After 10 years, Microsoft discontinued support for Windows 7 on January 14, 2020. We know change can be difficult, so we are here to help you with recommendations for what to do next and to answer questions about end of support.
Don’t get caught without support. Update your operating system and server before a hacker finds your machine
On January 14, 2020, Microsoft discontinued support for Windows 7 and Server 2008. But just because you can continue to use these products after the end of support date, it doesn’t mean you should. Businesses who rely on technology to keep them running are proactively upgrading their Windows environment to avoid downtime, user issues, functionality and increased security vulnerabilities.
If you are seeing the screen below on your Windows 7 Computer, it’s time to call Clarity and discuss your options.
No Technical Support
No software updates
No security updates
Businesses who do not upgrade might think they are saving some money now, but may have a far bigger and more expensive problems coming.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR SECURITY?
Procrastinating the upgrade will leave your company’s systems weak and vulnerable to data breaches, liability issues and other cyber threats. Any new vulnerabilities will remain vulnerable. Operating systems and servers need to 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 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 situation that is preventable… because it could end up costing an unpredictable amount!
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:
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, it’s time to start preparing your business to get upgraded. For businesses, we recommend using an IT professional to ensure everything is working properly and upgraded correctly.
If you don’t know where to start, we’re here to help. As a trusted technology adviser, we are helping companies proactively upgrade their Windows environment with a seamless process, budget and time frame. Contact us today to see how we can help you transition your Windows environment to be more secure and better protect your business.