In addition to Windows Server 2008 reaching end-of-life on January 14, 2020, Microsoft will also be ending support for Windows 7 on that same day. This means that Microsoft will no longer provide regular security updates and patches for Windows 7. Here are three reasons why you should start making plans to upgrade to Windows 10 as soon as possible.

1. Windows 7 is a Security Risk

Without security patches and updates, Windows 7 users become exposed to unpatched vulnerabilities. This makes them attractive targets to hackers because they know that the security features are weaker and easier to exploit. New threats are always emerging, making it important to close the weak links, like using unsupported Windows 7, in your infrastructure. Not only will Windows 10 receive continuous updates, but it is also built with better security features to withstand the everchanging threat landscape. Combining the enhanced security features present in Windows 10 with advanced security solutions will help increase your overall defence.

2. Protect Your Clients

Continuing to use Windows 7 can put client information at risk, especially if their data is stored on a server that is still using Windows 7. With new regulations like PIPEDA and GDPR in place, businesses are liable to pay large compliance fines if personal information is breached. Furthermore, if it came to light that your company was breached because you continued to use an outdated operating system like Windows 7, you’ll most likely lose the hard earned trust you’ve built with your clients.

3. Enhance Your Business

By continuing to use Windows 7, your business may experience potential performance or reliability issues over time. Since Microsoft will no longer be providing technical support for Windows 7, your organization will be responsible for keeping it running. By migrating to Windows 10, you know that you won’t have to spend a lot of time and effort trying to support an obsolete operating system and feeling left behind. Windows 10 also has better features and has undergone several improvements (such as greater speed) since it was introduced in 2015. By migrating your business to Windows 10, you can take advantage of not only increasing your business’ security but its performance as well.

Start Your Migration Today

Migrating to Windows 10 might seem too expensive or too much of a hassle. But the consequences of leaving your infrastructure at risk can end up being worse in the long run, making a migration to Windows 10 the best move for your business.

Migrating to Windows 10 doesn’t have to be a complicated or stressful experience. By partnering with an expert like Jolera, we will ensure that your migration to Windows 10 is as seamless as possible. Our expert migration specialists will work with your organization to determine your needs and create an actionable migration plan that can be easily accomplished. Contact us to schedule a migration today.