Windows XP and Office 2003 – Support Ends April 8, 2014
You may be thinking, “What’s the big Deal? Just because Microsoft isn’t supporting it anymore doesn’t mean I can’t use it.”. Your right, you can, but…
Running Windows XP SP3 or Office 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 in 2011; in 2012, it will become common.” And it may stifle access to hardware innovation: Gartner Research further notes that in 2012, most PC hardware manufacturers will stop supporting Windows XP on the majority of their new PC models.
Why are we getting the word out now?
Here at The Logic Group we have decided to take a proactive approach and inform our clients and anyone else that may not know, so equipment can be replaced well before that deadline.
Don’t wait until the last minute to replace your equipment or version of Office!