As of April 8th, 2014, Microsoft will no longer support the XP operating systems. What does that mean to those who currently have and use XP on a daily basis? The short answer is that on April 9th, 2014 a computer operating on XP is a computer that is now the figurative open gate to your business network. Basically unsupported means unsecured. There are no security measures that will protect your system if you are still operating the XP after the cutoff date of 4/8/14. This will compromise any transaction performed, violate regulatory statues, allow access to sensitive data such as personnel files, and is a gateway to your servers.
Just as we are preparing for this change, be aware that hackers are busy preparing as well. Our industry is preparing for a flood of viruses, malware, phishing programs, and hackers to compromise those who did not take the precautions and upgrade their system to Windows 7. Sadly, there will be those unprepared that will suffer untold issues as a result of not taking a few precautionary measures and a upgrade.
PSS Enterprises will be sending teams to our clients who are still operating on XP. We will be evaluating current applications, hardware, and peripherals that the user operates. We then run compatibility checks for the applications, hardware, and peripherals. After analysis, a course of action will be charted for the upgrade.
Please be aware that deployment is not and does not have to be expensive. Taking measurements now will offset those costs. Be aware there is no way to directly migrate from XP to Windows 7. However, PSS Enterprises uses an advanced migration tool to streamline and deploy the new operating system, making the transition a seamless as possible.
CALL OR EMAIL TODAY to begin your migration process. The industry standard for upgrading a system from XP to Vista to Win7 is about 12-18 months.
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