It’s thought that a staggering 39% of PCs still run on Windows 7 – are your PCs among them?
If so, you could be leaving your business at risk.
Microsoft has just announced that Windows 7 will no longer be updated or supported from January 2020. That means it’s open season for anyone wanting to exploit its vulnerabilities. We’re advising businesses that It’s time to either upgrade to Windows 10 or move to something else to stay protected.
This doesn’t mean that your Windows 7 will stop working in January; you can use it for as long as you like, but using an old operating system without security updates and patches could mean you’re exposing your business to new cyberattacks.
Don’t leave it until January to keep your PCs up to date and protected. If you have multiple PCs on Windows 7, you’ll need as much time as you can to upgrade and make sure staff know how to use the new system.
Windows Enterprise users can pay for an extra year of security patches to help buy them time to transform their systems – the cost is around £20 per PC, rising year on year until 2023, when Microsoft hopes all business users will have left Windows 7. If you’re using multiple PCs, this could quickly get expensive.
We recommend that you should start planning to upgrade to Windows 10 – or an alternative – as soon as possible. Here’s where to start:
Trust London’s small business IT specialists. Contact us to talk through transitioning from Windows 7.