On April 8, 2014, Microsoft will end support for the decade-old Windows XP as well as Office 2003. This means you will no longer receive updates, including security updates, for Windows XP from Microsoft.
The security and privacy implications of this event could have significant impacts on your business.
SECURITY – Without critical Windows XP security updates, your PC may become vulnerable to harmful viruses, spyware, and other malicious software which can steal or damage your business data and information. Anti-virus software will also not be able to fully protect you once Windows XP itself is unsupported.
SOFTWARE ISSUES – Many software and hardware vendors will no longer support their products that are running on Windows XP as they are unable to get the Windows XP and Office 2003 updates. For example, the new Office leverages the modern Windows and will not run on Windows XP.
NO ONE TO CALL – When problems arise, online and phone-based technical support will unfortunately no longer be available to assist you or your IT partner, leaving you on your own to deal with the problem.
DOWN TIME – The risks of system failure and business disruption could increase because of the end of support, lack of supported software, and the increasing age of hardware running Windows XP.
Get modern with Windows 8 Pro and the new Office
This is your opportunity to see how 10 years of innovation in both Windows 8 Pro and the new Office (either Office 365 or Office 2013) can help your business. Enhanced security, mobility, productivity, flexibility – there are so many great reasons to get modern. Just take a look at what you’ve been missing and enjoy less downtime and continued support when you make the move.
Making the switch is easy
Moving off of Windows XP and Office 2003 couldn’t be easier. With the special offers, migration assistance, and other helpful tools found here, your switch to Windows 8 Pro and the new Office will be a snap.
Buy new PCs
Do you have a PC running Windows XP that’s more than 3 years old? If so, you’re missing out on the enhanced speed, security, and dependability of today’s modern devices.
Upgrade existing PCs
Looking to upgrade a current PC running Windows XP. The easiest way to upgrade is through volume licensing, which can be purchased from your local Microsoft partner.
Help to Transition?
Need an IT partner? Nervous about migrating years and years of business data? Maybe you just have a few questions for us. Call, you’ll find all the help and tools you need. Alliant can ease the transition with skilled technicians. 626-461-1300.