It’s that time of year where you start to see all the weekend countdowns until Christmas appearing in your social feeds, but it’s also a friendly reminder that the end of support for Windows 7 is also rapidly approaching in January 2020.
What does this mean?
Microsoft is discontinuing support for Windows 7 devices in January 2020, this means they will not issue any new updates or security patches, leaving you much more vulnerable to security risks. This also means that software vendors such as bookkeeping software, security software and other vital tools will also no longer be supported.
Upgrading to Microsoft 10 and Office 365 offers a host of benefits that you may not be aware of:
- Decreased risk of security vulnerabilities due to regular maintenance and patching
- Ease of document sharing, and policy permissions. Ensuring that the right data is only available to the right people
- Greater collaboration tools through Microsoft Teams and Office 365, allowing multiple users to update on the go
- Ease of supporting a mobile workforce, whilst maintaining security policies
A recent Microsoft study showed that the total cost of owning a PC that is older than 4 years is $3,510 more than the cost of a newer PC. This comes from decreased productivity, downtime and integration issues – so it’s about balancing those against the increased productivity, collaboration and connectivity you’ll receive from making the move.
Talk to one of the team today about making a structured move to Windows 10, before you discover it’s too late.