Have you upgraded your devices?
You may or may not already be aware that since 14th Jan 2020 all devices running Windows 7, will receive no further software updates or security patches. This is also true for Office 2010 after and 13 October 2020 (although some emergency security patches may be offered) businesses still running these systems will become increasingly vulnerable.
If you haven’t already done so, it is important to plan your upgrade strategy today as unsupported software can lead to security breaches.
3 reason why you shouldn’t wait any longer to upgrade:
1) Security – The biggest and most important reason, once End of Support (EoS) hits, security updates stop which leaves your business vulnerable to hackers.
Did you know?
‘4.2 billion records were stolen by hackers in 2016’
‘60% of SMB’s close within 6 months of being hacked’
‘$8 trillion, expected cost of cybercrime to the global economy by 2020’
2) Compliance – Running software without security updates can breach your compliance requirements. This isn’t great especially if you have or are working towards your Cyber Essentials Certification.
3) Innovate – A positive! This is your opportunity to upgrade to a better more versatile solution that enhances your business productivity and security. Saving you time and money.
So, you haven’t upgraded yet and you really want to…
Here’s what you should do first… Talk to your IT department or MSP and discuss the best strategy for your business. Hopefully, they will already have a strategy in place or if not then they may suggest one of the following migrations:
• Windows 7 > Windows 10
• Office 2010 > Office 365
• Windows 7 & Office 2010 > Microsoft 365
Windows 7 > Microsoft Azure
Alternatively, you could consider migrating to Curatrix Managed Microsoft Azure for even more innovation with cloud services. By migrating to Azure you get the added benefit of updates and security patches free for the first 3 years, plus with Curatrix Managed Microsoft Azure we will handle all this for you so you don’t have to.
End of support represents a great opportunity for businesses to increase security, enhance productivity with modernisation.
Keeping your systems up to date is imperative for any sized business.
Here at Curatrix Technologies, we offer services tailored to your requirements improving on what you previously had and yet saving you money and time. Most importantly keeping your investments safe so your business continues to grow.
Extend your security and protect your business, with the Curatrix Managed Microsoft cloud.