Windows XP will go out of support on April 8, 2014. If your organization has not started the migration to a modern desktop, now is the time to migrate to Windows 7 or Windows 8.
Top four reasons to migrate to Windows 7/8
1. Security risk: Without critical Windows XP security updates, your system may become vulnerable to harmful viruses, spyware, and other malicious software which can steal or damage your business data and information. Anti-virus software will also not be able to fully protect you once Windows XP itself is unsupported.
2. Software issues: Many software and hardware vendors will no longer support their products that are running on Windows XP as they are unable to get the Windows XP updates.
3. No support: When problems arise, technical support will unfortunately no longer be available to assist you or your IT provider, leaving you on your own to deal with the problems.
4. Increased downtime and cost of maintenance: Older systems running XP experience 40% more downtime than systems running Windows 7/8. They also have double the number of security risks and cost 1.5 x more to maintain than newer systems.*
* Source: Tech Aisle, 'SMB Perspectives: The case for Buying Modern PCs', March, 2010