Windows End-Of-Life 2003

WINDOWS 2003 END-OF-LIFE On 14th July 2015, Microsoft will withdraw support for the Windows 2003 server operating system. Support for the Windows XP withdrawn in April last year.  At CHS Networks, our aim is to keep you updated about anything that might have an impact on your business. If your company is using either Windows 2003 or Windows XP, then please read on!  End-of-Life? This means that Microsoft will no longer provide technical support, security updates or patches for the operating system. Many software vendors will also remove support for the operating system as they update their products. For example, some Sage products are already incompatible with Windows 2003 and XP.  What this means to you? If a hacker discovers a vulnerability, Microsoft will not provide a fix and this could leave your business open to security threats. Also, it might not be possible to update your business-critical applications to the latest version. Most computers running Windows 2003 or Windows XP will probably have reached, or will soon reach their own end-of-life cycle. The hardware will be at increased risk of failure and will not be covered by a manufacturer's warranty. Old computers might also be suffering from poor performance which can reduce your staff's efficiency and morale.   To summarise: this will affect your security, compliance, lack of software vendor support and hardware manufacturer support.   How we can help.... If you are still running Windows XP or Windows 2003, please contact a member of our team to help and advise you on the best solution for your business. ? Back to Blog
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