As a business owner, you should do everything you can to keep your employees, your clients, and yourself safe from cyber attacks. It’s also important to have an operating system that can perform all the functions your business requires and more. If your business computers currently run Windows XP, you should know that Microsoft will stop providing technical support for XP in April.
What This Means for Your Business
If your employees experience any problems with Windows XP, they can ask Microsoft to provide technical support and deliver a speedy solution. However, Microsoft will stop providing support on April 8, 2014, leaving your employees high and dry in the event of an operating system malfunction. Microsoft will also discontinue security updates for Windows XP on April 8, leaving systems vulnerable to malware and other cyber attacks.
How You Can Protect Your Interests
Though your employees may have grown comfortable with Windows XP, upgrading your operating system is your best course of action. Microsoft has since released Windows 7 and 8, and will provide technical support for both operating systems for quite a while. Windows 7 will look more familiar to Windows XP users, though you might consider upgrading to Windows 8 so your business can stay ahead of the curve.
Benefits of Upgrading Your Operating System
If you upgrade to a new operating system, you and your employees will be able to receive technical support and optimum security protection. Operating systems have come a long way in the 12 years since Windows XP was released—once you make the switch, you’ll have an easier time organizing files and you’ll be able to run more sophisticated applications. In short, upgrading your operating system can help your Tucson business stay competitive.
If your business’s computers still run Windows XP, let Tucson managed services company Nextrio help you make the upgrade to Windows 7 or 8. Our IT services can make work easier for your employees and help your Tucson business provide better services for your clients. Call us at (520) 519-6301 to speak with an IT representative.