You might not know this, but Windows 7 will be officially decommissioned in the new year. If you’ve been proactive in upgrading and replacing your computers, then you have nothing to worry about. BUT if you haven’t, read this carefully.
Your time is running out!
As of January 14th, 2020, Microsoft will stop providing support for Windows 7 and Server 2008. If you’re currently using any of these systems, then you’ll need to act fast! Microsoft has announced that they will no longer offer security updates, patches, and feature enhancements for these operating systems. That doesn’t mean your computers will stop working, BUT it does mean that your business will be more susceptible to cyber-attacks. Security updates and patches help secure your computers against viruses, malware and intrusion, while feature enhancements can improve functionality, reduce downtime and increase your business’s productivity. So, if you don’t make this change soon, you risk putting your business in danger. Hackers and cybercriminals are always looking for the low hanging fruit. Don’t allow yourself to be put in that position.
So, here’s what you should do.
Act NOW! You can either upgrade or replace your computers – depending on their age. If your computer is older than 2.5 years, then your best bet is to replace them. On the other hand, if your machine is less than 2 years old, then you should upgrade to Windows 10.
One other consideration: your business needs the best tools and equipment to run smoothly. So, if you choose to take the risk and continue to use Windows 7, there is a possibility that certain types of software may not be compatible. As applications are enhanced and updated, they often require you to upgrade to the latest operating system.
The clocking is ticking - don’t wait until the last minute!
If you’re don’t have a plan in place, call us at (416) 966-3306 or email [email protected] so we can assist.