Windows XP RIP?
End of Life for Windows XP in Business
Companies need to be aware of the business impacts of Microsoft stopping support for Windows XP SP3. Ã‚Â As security becomes more of a concern, you need to make sure your computers are up to date. Ã‚Â As of April 8, 2014, Microsoft is stopping extended support for Windows XP SP3. Ã‚Â Basically this means no more security or performance updates for formal support from Microsoft and some IT shops. Ã‚Â Companies have 1 year to make switch to Windows 7 Pro or Windows 8 Pro. Ã‚Â It is still enough time not to be rushed into a decision. Ã‚Â Don’t put off this decision or conversion to late because there will be potential costs associated with this transition. Ã‚Â Here is a list of big items for people to think about before making a decision.
- Hardware cost of upgrading your Operating System
- Software cost of upgrading your Operating System
- CompatibilityÃ‚Â of 3rd party software
- Training for Employees
Just make sure to bring in your trusted IT business partner to help you walk through the process of analyzing what you have and where you need to go.