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Companies waiting to leave behind XP are only hurting themselves

Microsoft Windows XP support is ending later this year, though some businesses are still dragging their feet before migrating.

Published Wed, Jan 15 2014 9:32 AM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Companies that haven't started migrating from Microsoft Windows XP to a newer operating system are running the risk of missing the XP end of support deadline on April 8. Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) support will no longer be offered as the 12-year-old operating system is not as secure as Windows 7 or Windows 8.

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"Businesses may not realize the complexity of migrating to a new OS," said Brad Mendonsa, Clare Computer Solutions CEO, said in a statement. "Because the migration involves detailed planning, creating a budget specific to a company's needs, testing, implementation and training, it's important for companies to begin now."

San Francisco Bay Area IT firm Clare Computer Solutions provides these four reasons to migrate: some industries face legal consequences if they don't upgrade; Windows XP will face significant malware and other security threats; no more XP-compatible hardware is being produced; and businesses will pay a steep financial price trying to keep using an unsupported OS in the workplace.

Realistically, businesses should have started to migrate from XP sometime last year - and there are significant business operation issues if they don't migrate.

NEWS SOURCE:clarecomputer.com

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