If your company hasn’t already begun dealing with the death of XP, now is the time to act.
As of April, Windows XP still accounted for 26% of operating system market share, making it still the second largest OS on the market. But with no more patches, vulnerability fixes, or updates available — and cyberattacks, data breaches, and system insecurity occurring far more frequently — every day you spend clinging to Windows XP is another day you put your business and its critical data at risk.
At CMIT Solutions, we understand that migrating from an old friend like Windows XP to a new partner like Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 isn’t easy. But if you want to increase performance, improve security, and strengthen your bottom line, we want to help.
Microsoft’s decision to halt support services for XP has already had an impact on adherents of the outdated OS. When the Internet Explorer vulnerability, which left millions of users at risk of a remote attack from hackers, was fixed in April with an out-of-cycle patch, Microsoft did extend an emergency update to XP. But when the fix was shored up in May’s regular Patch Tuesday update, XP was left hanging and unsupported.
Computer experts anticipate that trend to continue as Microsoft throws all its weight behind phasing out XP. The company’s latest Security Intelligence Report shows an infection rate for XP that’s over three times higher than that of Windows 8.1.
If you’re subject to any industry regulations — HIPAA in the health care world, PCI in the financial industry — sticking with Windows XP means you’re most likely in direct violation of those rules. At this point, moving up to Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 will cost far less than any potential fines for non-compliance. (Not mention Microsoft estimates a nearly $1,400 return on investment three years after moving on from XP.)
No security updates for XP signals a field day for viruses, mlaware, and cyberattacks.
Don’t sacrifice safety or productivity because you’re afraid to finally leave XP behind.
Embrace a newer operating systems — and do it not. Could you imagine running your business without the benefit of a smartphone or social media? Windows XP actually predates both of those now-standard tech innovations.
If you want to take advantage of nearly 15 years worth of advances, along with the increased performance, improved security , and better bottom lines offered by Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, let CMIT Solutions help you craft a plan of action today.
Inextricably linked to Windows XP because of legacy business applications or the inheritance of should outdated systems? We can still help. Microsoft does offer very expensive (and very limited) customized support for XP. Most importantly, we can help you develop a long-term loan to make critical technical improvements to your infrastructure, enhance the security and scalability of your systems, and provide your staff with a more efficient computing environment.
Are you still stuck on Windows XP? Unsure of how to proceed to make your systems safer, your efficiency enhanced, and your bottom lines beefed up by long-term technology savings.
Now is the time to take action. CMIT Solutions offers local, intimate advice combined with the expertise of a vast national system — we’re experts at migrating away Windows XP and toward more beneficial options like Windows 7 or Windows 8.1
Tell us a little bit about yourself with the form to the right, and a local CMIT consultant will contact you shortly to meet, learn more about your business and its goals. and draw up a plan that fulfills your needs. We provide the human intelligence behind information technology — and we’re here to help.
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