David Lewien – Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Microsoft is discontinuing support for Windows XP SP# and Office 2003 on April 8, 2014. This means that Microsoft will not provide automatic fixes, updates, or online technical assistance beyond that date. If you are currently using the Windows XP or Office 2003 operating systems, it is critical to update to Windows 7 before the first quarter of next year.
Running Windows XP SP3 and Office 2003 in your environment after their end of support date may expose your company to Security & Compliance Risks because unsupported and unpatched environments are vulnerable to security threats. This may result in an officially recognized control failure by an internal or external audit body, leading to suspension of certifications, and/or public notification of your organization’s inability to maintain its systems and customer information.
In addition, without Microsoft support, you will no longer receive security updates that can help protect your PC from harmful viruses, spyware, and other malicious software that can steal your personal information.
If you would like to talk about your upgrade options, please just give us a call. As always, we are here to ensure that your IT infrastructure is well supported and meeting your business objectives. (303) 795-2200.