Isnin, 12 Mei 2014

Windows XP End of Support (EOS) – What It Means For Your SMB

Windows XP End of Support (EOS) – What It Means For Your SMB

Windows XP End of Support – What It Means For Your Business
April 14, 2014 might not be a particular date on the Mayan Calendar, but it is the end of support for XP.
Windows XP is an OS that we’re all familiar with, having been with us since 2001. However, as with all good things, Windows has announced that XP will reach end of support on April 14, 2014.
When EOS hits, using Windows XP will be like driving an old car where you can no longer obtain supporting parts. You’ll end up with a platform that’s harder to use as time goes by. Using XP beyond EOS means that your IT department has to deal with:
  • Increased security risks
    There will be no new security updates for XP and this means the computers will be vulnerable to malware that lead to downtime and damage productivity. Even worse, running XP increases the risk of a network-wide infection as security risks may get transmitted from computer-to-computer.
  • Loss of software or hardware support
    According to Gartner, new applications and PC hardware are unlikely to be supported for XP. Don’t be left behind in productivity.
  • No one to call
    When problems arise, online and phone-based technical support can no longer assist you, leaving you on your own to deal with the problem.
  • Downtime
    The risks of system failure and subsequently, work disruption, increases because of the end of support, lack of supported software, and the increasing age of hardware running Windows XP.
  • Productivity
    The latest version of Office 365 adds new features to help your workforce stay productive regardless of device and location. What’s more, Windows 8 is designed for touch, pen, and keyboard access.
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