Windows has DISCONTINUED Support for
On July 14th, 2015 Windows discontinued support for Windows Server 2003. That means that Windows will no longer be issuing security updates or offering support for any version of Windows Server 2003.
If you are still running Server 2003 you need to take steps now to plan and execute a migration to Server 2008, or ideally, Server 2012. Without migrating to a newer operating system you are leaving your network vulnerable to hackers, viruses, and malware.
Using Server 2003 is a significant security risk for all businesses, but for some organizations, especially those in the healthcare, finance, or payment card industry, it can also push them out of compliance. Therefore additional consideration needs to be given beyond budget, security, and timing concerns.
It’s also important to be mindful of compatibility with modern applications. The cloud for example is the cheapest, most effective, and most secure way to share and backup your data remotely. By continuing to use Windows Server 2003 you have limited your mobile capabilities, and will likely cost more in maintenance and subscription costs.
The US Department of Homeland Security even issued an official warning stating that it is very important for ALL business running Windows Server 2003 to upgrade to the latest operating system because antivirus and firewalls will simply NOT be sufficient to completely protect your business from malicious attacks or data exfiltration.Even if you ignore these security warnings it’s important to recognize the advantages of upgrading:
- It keeps your business in compliance
- It reduces server maintenance costs
- Cloud applications can reduce costs
- Cloud applications offer greater mobility
- And of course, it will keep your network stable and secure
Because we want to ensure all our clients are protected we’re offering a FREE Windows Server 2003 Migration Plan. Unfortunately this offer does expire on August 31st so act quickly.
At no cost, we’ll come to your office and conduct a full analysis of your network to help determine what servers will be affected by this announcement. We’ll provide a detail analysis of the upgrade options and show you the easiest, most budget-friendly way to upgrade your server.
We will then put together a customized Server 2003 Migration Plan specifically for your office. No cost and no obligation. That’s Connectability’s promise.