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Helping Businesses Prepare for the End of Windows XP and Office 2003 Support

September 9th, 2013 by admin

Leading Unified Communications Provider Delivers a Migration Path to New Technology

We announced today that we are launching an initiative to help prepare small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) migrate from Windows XP and the Office 2003 suite of programs to more sustainable solutions. Many SMBs have relied heavily on both these solutions to run their businesses, but after ten years of support these programs will no longer be supported. According to Microsoft, Windows XP SP3 and Office 2003 will completely go out of support on April 8, 2014.

This change has dramatic implications for the business world. It means that many businesses that were merely running outdated software will now be powering their businesses with obsolete technology. Aside from the inability to access support and solve software issues as they arise, this change means that businesses who continue to utilize these tools will be exposed to unnecessary security risks. For example, unsupported and unpatched environments are extremely vulnerable to outside threats and if a company is unable to assure that it’s customers’ data is properly protected, it may result in public notification of the organization’s inability to maintain its systems and data integrity. SMBs need customers more than ever and the absolute last thing an SMB would want to do, would be to publicly inform their customers that they cannot promise that their data is secure.

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