Windows 10 For Business
Upgrading To Windows 10
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The Life Cycle Of Windows Operating Systems
Recently, Microsoft announced the end of life for the Windows 7 operating system. That end of life date is January 14, 2020.
Windows 7 is used by over 70% of businesses globally, but how do these companies plan to handle the end of life? Careful planning and examination of your business’s IT infrastructure are necessary to identify what needs to be upgraded. This will help create an easier transition. Early planning can also free up needed space in terms of budgeting.
Will My Computer Still Work When Windows 7 Ends?
When Microsoft announced the end of life for Windows XP, many had concerns. For most users, the main concern was “Will my computer still work?” The short answer to this question is yes, but at your own risk. The same goes for the Windows 7 end of life date. Your computer will still work, but it will be completely vulnerable to cyber attacks and bugs after January 14, 2020.
It is strongly suggested to begin planning for this transition to Windows 10 now rather than a month before the 2020 deadline. The earlier you start planning, the more time you have to address unexpected issues during the migration (while Windows 7 is still supported).
How Do I Prepare For Windows 7 End Of Life?
Upgrading operating systems takes time depending on how many workstations your business has. Each machine needs to be assessed to determine if an operating system is secure or at risk. The following will help prepare you for a successful migration to a new, secured operating system:
- Determine which machines (computers) need to be upgraded or replaced (sometimes it is cheaper to replace than upgrade)
- Consider replacing outdated systems that aren’t compatible with Windows 10 with more secure technology
- Create a strategy with a timeline and budget for those upgrades or replacements
- Add needed security controls for machines that have to run Windows 7 (assuming they can’t be upgraded or replaced)
- Be sure to properly train your employees on the new operating system
Who Should Upgrade To Windows 10?
Businesses with 5+ Computers
Businesses handling sensitive information
Businesses located in the Michiana area
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