Windows 7 & Server 2008 End of Life

WINDOWS 7 SUPPORT ENDS IN JANUARY 2020!

IMPORTANT: Watch this video to see what it may mean for you...

HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TO PREPARE FOR A POST-WINDOWS 7 WORLD

While it’s sad to see Windows 7 ride off into the sunset, the time has come to embrace Windows 10. As your organisation prepares for migration, here’s what you need to know – TechTonic IT recently sent an informational email about this matter to all our IT Client Liaisons – if your company isn’t on-board then you need to get in touch.

Introduced in 2009, Windows 7 currently sits on almost 70% of all business computers, but it has arrived at its final destination. Microsoft will shortly cut ties with the popular Operating System – along with all major Internet security vendors – and will concentrate solely on Windows 10.

If you are running Windows 7 and think January 2020 is still far away, you need to reconsider because there will be a mad rush to catch up towards the end of the year. Hackers know this and will capitalise on the muddle and mismatched security that will result.

PREPARING FOR THE MOVE TO WINDOWS 10

Planning the transition now will avoid the need to panic later. However, for some companies Windows 7 has become so ingrained in their operations that migrating from one system to another means a massive leap into the unknown. Here’s a list of next steps to start your planning – don’t worry, we can help you with these:

  1. Run a thorough security network assessment
  2. Ensure that business-critical changes are prioritised
  3. Identify machines that will need to be upgraded or replaced
  4. Identify legacy processes that use older software
  5. Develop a realistic budget for upgrades and replacements
  6. Develop a timeline to make changes with minimal disruption to your business
  7. Introduce new devices progressively
  8. Plan employee training for new processes and systems

 

CREATE AN EXIT STRATEGY

Switching from your trusted Windows 7 PC and moving to Windows 10 doesn’t have to be a headache. TechTonic IT has performed these kinds of upgrades countless times over the years so we know all the ins and outs.

The situation is a lamentable fact, but it is up to you to be well prepared. Get in touch and we will be glad to offer you peace of mind with a completely FREE Security Network Assessment and subsequent plan to move forward.

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