If your organization is currently running Windows 7 on one or more computers in your office, you need to know about a critical security threat to your organization that must be addressed in 2019.
As your local Microsoft Partner, we are reaching out to all businesses within the Florida Panhandle that use Windows 7 to alert you of this serious security risk to your organization and inform you about what you need to do now to protect your company.
Windows 7 Changes Must Be Made By January 14, 2020
Microsoft has officially announced that it will retire support for the Windows 7 operating system on January 14, 2020. That means any computer with the operating system installed will be completely exposed to severe hacker attacks aimed at taking control of your network, stealing data, crashing your system and inflicting a host of other business-crippling problems you do NOT want to have to deal with. This is such a serious threat that all companies housing financial and medical information are being required by law to upgrade all computer systems running Windows 7. Firewalls and anti-virus software will NOT be sufficient to protect them (or you) completely. Unless you don’t care about cyber criminals running rampant in your company’s network and accessing your data, you MUST upgrade any equipment running these programs.
At no cost, we’ll come to your office and conduct our proprietary Network Health Check — a process that’s taken us years to perfect — to not only determine what specific computers will be affected by this announcement, but also to assess other security, backup and efficiency factors that could be costing you in productivity and hard dollars. From this assessment, we will also put together a customized Recommended Action Plan for your company to help you plan for and address this critical change to your network.