As Manitobans, most of us are pretty eager to pack as much action into our summers as we can. Unfortunately, for a lot of organizations, this means key decision-makers are gone for weeks at a time, sometimes leaving them in a bit of a “holding pattern”.
However, a large number of organizations are facing some very large refresh considerations, particularly around their PC or notebook operating systems. Windows 7 is slated to go end-of-life on the 14th of January, 2020.
So what does that mean, exactly? Well, your PC won’t stop working on the 15th, but after the end-of-life date, Microsoft will no longer support Windows 7. That means no more tech support, no more feature updates, and more importantly, no more security patches.
Security patching plays a critical role in data security: as security vulnerabilities poke holes into environments, Microsoft works to close them off. That effort stops after the 14th, meaning if a glitch or exploit is discovered, there won’t be a team working to correct it anymore.
To address this looming deadline, we have developed a comprehensive plan to assess environments containing Windows 7 devices, and to determine if those devices can be upgraded, or if it makes more sense to replace them.
Our recommendations are designed to cut a balance between price and performance to ensure you end up with a stable and reliable Windows 10 environment without breaking the bank.
Windows Server 2008 & 2008 R2 goes end of life on the same date, and we have a similar upgrade strategy prepared for environments who still utilize this server operating system.
Aging machines and infrastructure can often be rehabilitated to squeeze a few more years out before a refresh cycle, giving you more time to prepare for a refresh or possible cloud migration.
If you’re facing off against an end-of-life deadline, you don’t have to go it alone. Drop us a line, and let us show you how we can help you get the most productivity through technology you can.