Windows XP and Office 2003 End of Life
On April 8, 2014 Microsoft will no longer be supporting the
Operating system Windows XP and Office 2003
If your organization is currently running either Windows XP or Office 2003 on one or more computers in your office, you need to know about a dangerous security threat to your organization that must be addressed within the next few weeks. Please take a moment to read this important announcement.
Mr.Elaafer, CEO of IT Solutions Provider, LLC and your local Microsoft Certified Professional. As such, we are aggressively attempting to reach all businesses within the Greater Boston Area that use Microsoft XP and Office 2003 to alert you to a serious security risk to your organization, and inform you about what you need to do now to protect your company.
Microsoft has officially announced that it will retire support on the XP operating system and Office 2003 software suite on April 8, 2014. That means any computer or server with these software programs installed will be completely exposed to serious hacker attacks aimed at taking control of your network, stealing data, crashing your system and inflicting a host of other business-crippling problems you do NOT want to have to deal with.
This is such a serious threat that all companies housing financial and medical information are being required by law to upgrade any and all computer systems running XP or Office 2003 because firewalls and anti-virus software will NOT be sufficient to completely protect them (or you).
Unless you are planning on replacing these systems, cyber criminals are getting ready to attack any PC/Server or Application that is outdated, you MUST upgrade any servers or workstations running these programs.
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Although the “switching hour” is still several months away, if you’re one of the over 500 million individuals and businesses still running Windows XP and or Office 2003, here are seven good reason you will want to put “Upgrading to a New Operating System/Microsoft Office” at the top of your 2014 “To Do” list.
- Tons of Viruses: There is a huge library of viruses aimed at Windows XP and Office 2003 and once April 8, 2014 arrives; limited Anti-Virus support will be available.
- Old and Outdated: Believe it or not, Windows XP is nearly 12 years old. The first iPod was released the same year as Windows XP. In a world where the 5th iPhone has been released, no one should be left using an operating system that predates the first iPod.
- Lease Secure: Windows XP is the least secure operating system by far. All other platforms, including Linux, all versions of Mac OS X, Windows 7 and Windows 8 are more secure than Windows XP by a huge margin.
- Built for a Simpler Time: Windows XP was created for a simpler world of technology. It was formatted to fit to a screen only 640 pixels wide and it showcased IE Internet Explorer as a new product. Today, most screens have a higher resolution. The internet was a different place when XP was developed. Smart phones were non-existent, laptops were a luxury and tablet computers were science fiction.
- No more Band-Aids: There are only so many band-aid fixes that can be put on top of each other, updates and patches will not be available by Microsoft.
- Support is Ending: All support of Windows XP and Office 2003 will end on April 8, 2014. It’s best to replace your systems now while you can still plan ahead.
- Malware Everywhere: You can continue to use XP, but with more Malware, malicious software that disrupts systems than ever, XP is by far the most vulnerable platform to connect to the internet.