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Windows Server End of Life, Understand the Vulnerabilities!

By enclaveadmin, Thursday, 20th August 2015 | 0 comments
Filed under: Business, Security.

Windows Server 2003 End of Life

Support for Microsoft Windows 2003 server operating system ended on 14th of July.

If you have not acted on this and are still using this server your systems could be in danger. Down the line as a result of patches not being installed and support being discontinued your systems are at high risk.

The purpose of this email is to highlight the benefits of upgrading your Windows Server and also the dangers you will face if you simply do nothing.

What are the Business Risks?

  • No support, patches, or security updates which leave servers and applications vulnerable to security threats.
  • The applications and workloads running on Windows Server 2003 will be more expensive to maintain.
  • You will lose the ability to avail of new IT infrastructure, application developments, management tools, and cloud options.
  • Businesses will be unable to harness the cloud technologies which Microsoft are making central to their service offering.

 

We understand it is useful to understand the risks to your business, but what can you do moving forward?

 

Upgrade;

Servers like Windows 2012 R2 provide its users with a number of improvements such as enhanced security, scalability, and integrated visualisation.

Move to Office 365;

Run your business more easily with Office 365. Have everything you need to get work done anytime, anywhere. You will have access to the full Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint, when you need it. You can also increase or decrease the number of licences your business needs based on your resources.

Cloud Computing;

Cloud Computing provides your company with flexibility, security and reliability. Adding to this, Cloud Computing is more affordable because you have no need to invest in servers and hardware. Check out our full blog.

 

It is important to move quickly. In future your business could be at high risk due to lack of support and reduced security. It would be more intellegent to make the change now and upgrade to a more advanced and suitable system, rather than waiting until the last moment and putting your machines in danger.

 

If you need any information relating to Windows Server 2003 call us today.
 

 



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