Mar 14, 2017Industry insights,
The end is nigh for Windows 7, but what does this mean for your business?
It’s fair to say that, just like any other digital technology, operating systems need revising and updating to remain current and to provide your company with the best and most agile solution for your daily business needs.
For Windows 7, the mainstream support has already finished. What we are now gearing up for, albeit, sometime in the future, is the demise of the operating system. Microsoft will stop their extended support period in 2020 and there will be no further security updates.
Yes, 2020 seems a long way off right now, but for businesses with complex requirements or a more significant headcount, changing this in one hit could prove a costly way to do it. Whilst this approach might be right for some businesses, when you know your business’s operating system needs updating, it would be well worth taking the time to plan and map out how the migration could take shape. Your business might benefit from a gradual shift, one that takes into consideration your IT budget for a number of years.
One of the best solutions, when you are considering your IT systems and infrastructure, is to develop a comprehensive IT strategy. Conduct regular audits as part of this process and keep on top of all your current operating systems, highlighting and prioritising the systems that are coming to the end of their life cycle.
For any business that feels they could fall, victim, when Windows 7 eventually shuts its doors for good, we provide the perfect solution for reviewing and keeping ahead with modern day technology. Aptly called ‘The Modern Office’, we review your current office setting, and then redefine and make recommendations on how the business’s IT can evolve to take full advantage of the wide range of modern technologies available to you that can remove business risks and support business growth.