It’s the end of XP as we know it…
Today marks a momentous occasion in the history of business computing. It is the end of Windows XP, the first major adoption of Microsoft’s Windows family of products and the first time experts have asked the business community to expend effort to expedite the death of a seemingly functional product.
Without a doubt, the bad guys have stock piled new exploits designed to expose the remaining vulnerabilities of this 12-year old operating system (quite ancient, really, in computer years). Regardless of how long XP has been part of your life, everyone from expats to local taxpayers have fully expensed the initial cash outlay for this operating system and it’s time to explore a new option! Today is the deadline to fully expunge Windows XP from your network… perhaps even explant it to the History of Computing Museum… and invest your sixpence in something modern. The expanse of options are not strictly limited to Windows anymore, as many businesses now expound the virtues of Mac and Linux systems.
At Nextrio, we find ourselves in the position of messenger and educator, with particular emphasis on explaining the business liabilities and security risks associated with this XP deadline. Even as the exponent of change, we truly don’t know what to expect tomorrow, but we know none of us want to be in the position of expiator, apologizing for being asleep at the IT wheel.
Whether the world explodes, expires or simply continues to expand tomorrow… today, we feel fine!