13 December 2013

Do you use Windows XP and Office 2003? Important Information

As of April 2014 Microsoft will cease to provide any support for Windows XP and Office 2003.

So what does this mean if you currently use this software?

System failure
As the hardware ages and support comes to an end for XP it is likely that there will be an increased chance of system failure. This potential downtime could have a serious impact on your business.

Problems installing new software
If you need to install new packages onto your computer it is likely that they may not run on XP. For example Office 2013 already isn't compatible with Windows XP. This will most likely cause you to run into time-consuming problems in the long term.

Security
Without Windows security updates your computer will become more at risk of viruses, spyware and other malicious software. This has implications for the security of your data and the running of your business. Although you may have anti-virus software, there is a chance that this will not fully protect you when Windows XP becomes unsupported.

Help
When WindowsXP becomes aged many support agencies will no longer be able to assist you in the same way when you run into difficulties. This, again, will effect the running of your business.

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