Does your company have an exit strategy from Windows 7 when it Hits End of Life?

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Is your company operating on an unsupported Operating System? If your company still runs Windows 7, you have less than one year when Windows 7 hits End of Life on January 14, 2020. That’s the day Microsoft stops delivering security updates automatically and Windows 7 begins to become a larger security risk than it has been. Most third-party vendors will also stop providing support at the same time.

Most companies have already completed their upgraded to Windows 10.  If your company hasn’t made that progression, here are a few points to consider:

  1. Remaining on Windows 7, you are gambling with the cost of recovering from a ransomware attack.
  2. If you run an unsupported operating system like Windows 7, you take the chance if of being out of compliance with organizations that oversee your operations and can result in fines and a loss of business.
  3. If you are running applications that don’t run on Windows 10, you need to contact the vendor regarding an update. If they don’t plan on providing the upgrade, then consider running Windows 7 in a Virtual Machine that is segregated from the rest of your network for security.
  4. You may also consider purchasing extended support from Microsoft, however that can be costly and in the long run you will probably pay more that if you upgraded before Windows 7 hits End of Life.

As always, we are available to answer your questions and provide service to make sure your business remains up to date. We can be reached at TG@TomorrowsSolutions.com or at 630/953-3100.

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