Windows XP: Are you still using it? If so, have you prepared for the future?
This week I have been talking with Mark Williams of Pensar – a London based IT Support Company who look after both Windows and Mac computers. We have been talking about the end of Windows XP which I wrote about a few weeks ago.
So Mark, what is the story with Window XP?
Well Shelley, did you know that 40% of all PCs are still running Windows XP? This equates to around 600 million PCs worldwide that need to be upgraded by April 2014.
Why’s that Mark? Windows XP will become an “end of life” product in April 2014. To non-IT people this means Microsoft will stop providing support in the way of patches and updates for Windows XP after this date and PCs running XP will therefore become insecure. So, it is important for businesses to consider their options now.
“Organisations that still run Windows XP after April 2014 need to ensure that their machines do not compromise valuable organisation data or sensitive consumer data.” Gartner, June 2012
You could choose upgrade to Windows 7 or Windows 8 – which will allow running of the latest version of Microsoft Office. Or you could choose to deploy Cloud-based services on a lower specification hardware platform.
Shelley: Is this something that Pensar can help with?
Yes, Pensar can help to guide you in making the right choice. Or talk to your own IT Support Company and find out what your options are.
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