Microsoft is ending support for the following products, meaning security updates will cease and your systems will become vulnerable:
Key Dates for End of Support
|SQL Server 2008 & 2008 R2||July 2019|
Windows Server 2008 & 2008 R2
|Office 2010||October 2020|
Not only does this put systems at risk of being exposed to outside infiltration, it also puts data at risk, which could leave organisations liable, or in breach of many regulations including GDPR.
Aged software and hardware puts you at risk of:
- Crashes & Downtime
- Increased Costs
- Decreased Productivity
- Security Holes
- Legal & Regulatory Compliance Risks
Every Windows product has a lifecycle and knowing key dates in this lifecycle helps you make informed decisions about when to update, upgrade or make other changes to your software.
This is an opportunity to modernise your infrastructure.
How to stay protected
Know your IT estate
It’s important to have a thorough understanding of your infrastructure and applications.
Consider new technologies and hardware
Take advantage of this opportunity to transform critical parts of your business and move away from outdated platforms.
Migrate business critical applications and services to Cloud services such as Azure, which provides secure, reliable access to cloud hosted data. This provides an ever expanding array of products and services designed to meet all requirements through one convenient, easy to manage platform.
For organisations that require the need for on- premise servers, the latest version of Windows Server offers a secure, cloud ready solution.
Utilise the host of services built within Office 365 and Windows 10 to digitally transform the way organisations work.
Move away from making traditional large capital investments with Tech-as-a-Service.
Tech-as-a-Service enables companies like yours to acquire the latest technology on a monthly subscription basis which combines hardware, software and services into a single solution.
How we can help
We will assess your network to determine where the outdated platforms reside and what risk they will bring.
As your IT partner, we will work closely with you to produce a strategic IT roadmap (gone are the days when IT support was simply advising the customer to replace systems like for like).
Get in touch today to get started.