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Some things get better with age... Software doesn't

19 Feb 2014

Some things get better with age: whisky, wine, cheese, your favourite pair of leather boots. Then there are things that don’t, like the software on your computer.

Microsoft are committed to delivering to you the best and most advanced business tools available.

Unfortunately, as of April 8th 2014, we will no longer provide support updates for older software like Windows XP and Office 2003 - with Windows Server 2003 to follow.

New Zealand businesses that choose to run Windows XP and Office 2003 after their end-of-support date must be mindful that unsupported environments are vulnerable to security risks, such as viruses and malware. The consequences for your business could be severe – loss of data, corrupt files, spam, locked-out PCs to name a few.

As software and hardware manufacturers continue to optimise for more recent versions of Windows, you can expect to encounter greater numbers of apps and devices that will not work with Windows XP.

On top of this, I.T. partners will no longer be able to provide hardware and software support, which means your I.T. could become increasingly insecure and expensive to maintain.

Fortunately, there has never been a better time to modernise your desktop with the latest Windows PCs, tablets, and Office Software. Upgrading to Windows 8.1 and Office 365 will deliver serious benefits to your users, well beyond keeping you supported, ensuring your business is future-ready, and safe from data loss.

Help safeguard your business today.

Explore how technology can transform your business, and learn more about the end of support by clicking here.

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