Windows 7 has finally reached retirement

Harvey the boxer dog sending emails.

After a long & prosperous career, Windows 7 has earned a rest!

From 14th January 2020, Windows 7 is dead. It’s not quite like the house falling on the Wicked Witch of the East but it is end of the road (just not the yellow brick one).  And Office 2010 is not far behind it. And a series of popular server software.

Microsoft has killed them off, because they’re no longer fit for purpose.

And if you have just one machine in your business still running this dead software, you’re at risk.  Although your computer will still work, there are limitations and risks.  For example, some banks are already clamping down on Windows 7 accessing their systems, as they know what operating system you are using when you log into your online banking.

We believe that hackers who’ve discovered vulnerabilities over the last year or so, have been sitting quietly, biding their time. And now they will start to exploit those vulnerabilities. Because there’s no-one to patch the software and stop them.

There’s also the matter of GDPR. End of life software is technically in breach of GDPR rules.

We believe thousands of business owners and managers in the South East don’t know they are relying on dead technology.

It’s nothing to be embarrassed about. Most people are the same – they don’t know what they’re running their business on, unless someone points it out to them. And to a certain extent, if it ain’t they don’t care.

There are significant risks in continuing to use Windows 7, which we wouldn’t recommend doing.

We can help you quickly and painlessly. We’ve written a new guide to The 2020 Problem. Explaining why you must take urgent action now.

Fill in your details here to have one sent to you in the post.  A client said last year who read it in record time said “well it was a very easy read and beautifully illustrated” so they’re already 2020 ready.  Are you?

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