In under a year, support for Windows XP, Windows SBS 2003, Office 2003 and Exchange 2003 will stop. You could be left facing compliance risks as well as substantial costs.
Or you could start planning your migration now, with TLP Technology.
In 2002 Microsoft introduced its Support Lifecycle policy based on customer feedback to have more transparency and predictability of support for Microsoft products. As per this policy, Microsoft Business and Developer products, including Windows and Office products, receive a minimum of 10 years of support (5 years Mainstream Support and 5 years Extended Support), at the supported service pack level.
It means you should take action. After April 8, 2014, there will be no new security updates, non-security hotfixes, free or paid assisted support options or online technical content updates.
Running Windows XP, Windows SBS 2003, Office 2003 and Exchange 2003 in your environment after their end of support date may expose your company to potential risks, such as:
Security & Compliance Risks: Unsupported and unpatched environments are vulnerable to security risks. This may result in an officially recognized control failure by an internal or external audit body, leading to suspension of certifications, and/or public notification of the organization’s inability to maintain its systems and customer information.
Lack of Independent Software Vendor (ISV) & Hardware Manufacturers support: A recent industry report from Gartner Research suggests “many independent software vendors (ISVs) are unlikely to support new versions of applications on Windows XP and Windows SBS 2003”.
We can assist with every step of your update, from selecting the correct software to be updating to, identifying hardware that requires replacing, to the practical process of upgrading your hardware and software.
To speak with one of the team about migrating your systems, call us on 01737 824 003 or Contact Us Here and mention the “End Of Life”.