11th April 2017 signifies the end of support for Windows Vista. From this date you will no longer has access to Vista software updates, security updates, hotfixes, free support options or online technical content updates. Running Windows Vista after its end of support date will expose your business to security risks.
Now is a great time to upgrade to Windows 10. You’ll get complete support, including key security updates to help keep you compliant, non-security hot fixes, assisted support options and technical content updates..
If you would like more information or are concerned about whether your business is still using Windows Vista please contact us on 01392 824 022 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why upgrade from Windows Vista?
The longer your business continues to use Windows Vista, the higher the chance you have of becoming a victim of cyber-crime. Although Windows Vista came with improvements, as time goes by cyber-criminals target out of date operating systems due tot their vulnerability. Updating your operating system will safeguard you from these external threats and help to keep your network more secure with Microsoft support and patch updates.
Running Windows Vista after the end of support date will expose your business to security risks and technology limitations including;
- Security risk: No new security updates can leave unsupported and unpatched environments vulnerable to security risks.
- Compliance Risk: End of support may result in officially recognised control failure by an internal or external audit. Non compliance can lead to a suspension of certifications and/or public notification of the organisations inability to maintain its systems and customer information.
- Lack of ongoing updates: There will be no more non-security hot fixes, free or paid assisted support options, or online technical content updates – limitations which could negatively impact your productivity and growth.
What do you need to do?
It’s simple: upgrade to the new Microsoft Windows 10 right away, before the end-of-support date 11th April 2017.
Its worth noting that PCs with Windows Vista installed ceased selling back in 2011. Therefore its likely your machine is at least 6 years old. The general lifespan of a PC is 3 – 5 years and therefore you could look at a replacement plan for these old machines.
Contact AME Solutions Microsoft Licensing Team today to find out how to upgrade your systems to the latest Windows software.
Phone: 01392 824022
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If you would like to discuss your Microsoft Windows Vista or Windows 10, or you would like an audit of your existing hardware to see whether the cease of Windows Vista support effects you and your business. Please contact us.