It’s no secret, Microsoft is ending Windows XP, Office 2003, IE 6 support on April 8, 2014. By now you should be receiving desktop notifications directly from Microsoft. It’s estimated that 40% of PCs are reported to be running Windows XP which accounts for approximately 600 million users; therefore, you are not alone. What this mean for your home, business or organization:
- Microsoft will stop providing patches and updates for the above-mentioned programs after this date.
- Upgrading to Office 2013 also requires upgrading to Windows 7 or newer version.
- Many users report seeing little value in Windows 7 or Windows 8 compared to Windows XP.
- Moving to Windows 7/8 + Office 2013 requires change management and significant IT resources & training.
“Organizations that still run Windows XP after April 2014 need to ensure that their machines do not compromise valuable organization data or sensitive customer data.” Gartner, June 2012
Although this may come as a surprise and another hurdle to overcome, this is a great opportunity to modernize the way you do business and defeat the traditional 4 to 5 year end-of-life cycle.
SimCloud has a less expensive tool to instantly enable the most modern web tools as well as harden your current desktop platform and management policies. Furthermore, utilizing cloud technology enables you to sync your data to all of your devices, including legacy equipment.
If you would like to discuss this change management process and schedule a demo of our robust platform, please contact a SimCloud systems technician today!