Everything has a shelf life. We are all used to it. When we go food shopping, the first thing we look at when we pick up a carton of milk is the expiration date. We all know that if we consume something past the expiration date there is a very good chance of getting seriously ill.
Technology products also have a shelf life, or “life cycle” as it is called in the industry. When a technology product reaches its expiration date it is called “end of life date”. If it sounds ominous that’s because it is.
If you continue to use Windows 7 past the end of life date, you will be vulnerable to security risks
The expiration dates for Windows 7 and Windows 2008 are only a few months away. If you don’t start planning your migration now, you and your business will be facing a lot more than an upset stomach.
|Operating System||End Of Life|
|Windows 7||January 14th, 2020|
|Windows Server 2008||January 14th, 2020|
|Office 2010||October 13th, 2020|
|Windows Server 2012||January 10th, 2023|
|Windows 8 / 8.1||January 10th, 2023|
|Office 2013||April 11th, 2023|
|Windows 10||October 14th, 2025|
|Office 2016||October 14th, 2025|
Microsoft is not taking responsibility for any security breaches after the end of life date
If you continue to use Windows 7 past the end of life date, you will be vulnerable to security risks. The implications for businesses are enormous. You have invested a lot of resources to protect your business and its assets, Don’t you think it would be rather foolish to get hacked because you are running your business on software that is out of date?
You either migrate or suffer the consequences
Windows Server 2008 end of life Security concerns
Microsoft is not only stopping support for Windows 7 but Windows Server 2008 as well. January 14th, 2020 is also the end date for the 2008 Server which means no more updates!
You can bet that network attacks will see a dramatic spike right after the EOL date. Why take the risk?
Besides updating the software, you might have to resolve compatibility issues
Atlantic-IT.net can develop a risk assessment and migration plan to make sure the transition from Windows 7 to Windows 10 goes smoothly!.
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All data is stored in the cloud or hosted our a state-of-the-art facility that is managed by our highly-skilled IT experts. You will never have to worry about lost data again or an operating system reaching the end of life status. For more information got to Atlantic GCS