Whether it’s a computer, cell phone, printer, or any other type of technology – software updates are inevitable. New software and hardware technologies are developed, new features are consistently popping up, and new threats need new defenses. This is exactly why it’s time for your upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10.
Your computers with a Windows 7 operating system will not ‘self-destruct in 30 seconds’ on January 14, 2020. It will continue to operate. However, you will have no assurances of future compatibility or software updates. Keeping your software up to date is one of the most effective ways of keeping your networks and devices secure.
We understand if you’re not ready to commit to the update today, but keep in mind that it will take time to plan the migration to the Windows 10 operating system, implement the plan, and if needed, train your staff on this new operating system. If you don’t want to make a bulk purchase and upgrade all at once, we can slowly roll out new computers with a Windows 10 operating system over your preferred time period.
We also want to bring to your attention that as we near the end of life date, that the demand for new computers is increasing, which means that the wait time is increasing as well. We are already seeing delays in shipping.
There are serious security concerns if you continue to use computers with a Windows 7 operating system past the end of life date. Upgrading to the Windows 10 operating system is your only option if you wish to remain secure. Although you’ll still be able to use Windows 7, the lack of support and end of security options means it is not a viable option for your business.
As your IT partner, we want to make sure you’re fully aware of the risks and limitations you’ll face without the Windows 10 update. We’re here to help you plan the update around your schedule, budget, and priorities.
Let’s schedule a time for our team to come onsite for a free Windows 10 migration assessment.
Contact us at info@augustaITguys.com or 706.426.6313 to get started.