If you didn’t already hear last year then it definitely bears repeating: Microsoft’s most beloved operating system, Windows XP, is now unsupported.
What does all that mean? That means if you have a computer that looks like the example below, that computer is not safe for internet browsing!
When Microsoft releases a new version of Windows (Think Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7) it’s not here to stay forever. They continue to receive updates for about ten years, and then support ends.
By support I mean security updates, which is why I said it’s dangerous to browse online with an outdated operating system. Your computer is much more likely to get infected or hacked.
If you still have a computer running Windows XP (Or Windows server 2003) being used in your organization then chances are your network is inefficient and possibly even a security risk.
Upgrading and transferring your files to a newer operating system like Windows 7 or Windows 10 is likely the best course of action. This will very likely require a new computer as well, and we recommend having us build you a custom computer for business.
There are some instances where you might still be running an outdated system because of legacy (really old) software. Sometimes there are workarounds and we can help you make this run smoothly. Other times it calls for a re-evaluation of what you need.
As your technology consultants we want to help you figure out the best way to optimize your data and technology so you can focus on your business.
If you are already a regular My Computer Bytes client then we have most likely already optimized your network to have the most ideal operating system setup for your organization. If you have never had us audit your network before, give us a call at 405-245-3669!