Is your business ready for Windows 7 End of Life? According to Four hundred and fifty million, the answer is no.

Posted on January 8, 2020

 

Perhaps you have heard that Microsoft has announced that Windows 7 will reach End of Life (EOL) on January 14, 2020.

 

This End of Life means no more bug-fixes, security patches, or new functionality, making any user – personal or enterprise – significantly more susceptible to malware attacks.

 

Nothing is stopping you from using Windows 7 even after its End of Life. But you should know that using an outdated operating system makes your computer vulnerable to cyber-attacks.

 

Businesses that fail to migrate in time will be saddled with high fees for further support from Microsoft.  The only proper way to address the issue is to migrate all users from Windows 7 to Windows 10. 

 

Upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10 has a number of benefits. For a start, because both operating systems are made by Microsoft the upgrade process is relatively easy, and in many cases, you can keep your files on your PC.

 

This means you’ll experience the minimum of disruption when upgrading to Windows 10. Most programs you use will have been updated to work on Windows 10 as well, and the layout and interface are similar to Windows 7, so you shouldn’t find it too hard to adjust.

 

Most of Microsoft’s 1.5 billion windows users, are found within corporate environments. Roughly 450 million are still running Windows 7.

 

If you are considering upgrading, The Computer Merchant, Ltd. Is dedicated to providing IT Services to help corporations migrate from windows 7 to windows 10.  Please visit us at ITStaffing.com