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Windows Server 2003: What You Need to Know

By Nextrio on February 17th, 2015 Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditlinkedinmailby feather

136389892As long as you make the effort to keep up with IT, new technology will add value and increase productivity in your organization. These benefits are lost if old technology is held longer than its shelf life.  Are you still running Microsoft Windows Server 2003? There will be no more support for Windows Server 2003 after July 14, 2015. Beware of the issues if you don’t have a new solution.

Increased Cost

If you don’t replace Windows Server 2003, it will cost you. Without standardized and consistent upgrades, you’ll be faced with huge fees for service, if you can get it. That doesn’t include loss of productivity if the system goes down. Being proactive to determine a new solution now will save you later.

Less Security

As most businesses are moving newer servers, developers will no longer spend as much time fixing bugs or enacting other security measures for Windows Server 2003. This means all other touch points will be vulnerable, exposing your business to the risk of a cyber-attack.

Compliance Issues

Another disadvantage of keeping Windows Server 2003 is if you’re in an industry with strict regulation and compliance rules such as healthcare, legal or retail. The hassle and cost of being out of compliance can be huge, and should be taken in to consideration.

New Options for the New Year

Take this moment as an opportunity to get with the times and upgrade to the latest technology, and even consider the pros and cons with moving to the cloud. There are more options than ever, so take action now.

Whether you’re considering a new server option or moving to the cloud, Nextrio is here to help you. We make it easy to implement IT services that will benefit your company and allow you to make the most of new technology. To learn more about our services and how they can help you, visit us online or call (520) 519-6301.