Microsoft has announced that as of April 8, 2014 support will no longer be available for for their popular Operating System, Windows XP. The world’s biggest software manufacturer has supported the software for 12 years, even though they have released three major OS’s since; Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.1. Users that are still using XP will want to upgrade their workstations to one of the newer versions as soon as they can to avoid the many detrimental circumstances that are often associated with running non-supported legacy software.
If your business relies on its technology, wouldn’t you want to protect the technology you depend on? At Emerald City Solutions, we provide comprehensive IT services to small and medium-sized businesses in the WA area and we can be of great benefit for situations like the one that XP users are faced with currently. While there is no question that Windows XP has been a reliable and useful operating system for over a decade, its time of usefulness is coming to an end. Sadly, with the end of support date so close, there are still over one-quarter of all PCs running Windows XP. In fact, it was the world’s most utilized operating system up until August 2012.
Windows XP, reliable as it is, turned 12 in 2014. That’s 12 years of exposure to about any type of virus, worm, or trojan horse created by hackers. By calling Emerald City Solutions and using our consultants to find the most dynamic, and often cost-effective solution, you can help you with the process of upgrading your business’ workstations. Your company can experience far superior online security and advanced software integration with newer OSs than with XP’s antiquated capabilities. For organizations that are seeking to upgrade more than just a couple machines with a newer OS, Emerald City Solutions can present you with the kind of value that only a true IT support team can provide.
Upgrading a perfectly functional computer may be a hindrance and a cost you don’t necessarily want to make, but in order to benefit from a potentially bad situation, consider how Emerald City Solutions can provide answers for all of your company’s IT questions. Our complete array of managed IT services can compliment your business’ operations to expand profitability and promote efficiency.
We will first determine which workstations can be formatted and used with the new software. Then, working with our corporate partners, we will find you the hardware and software solutions that present you with the highest degree of functionality at the most affordable cost. We then will use our comprehensive backup and disaster recovery solution to redundantly back up your files. This way, your organization doesn’t run the risk of losing your data; the lifeblood of your company. Once your new hardware is in place, your files can be restored, removing long periods of expensive downtime from the equation.
In this way Emerald City Solutions’s IT services provides optimal value; by having a solution for all of your organization’s IT pain points. For more information contact us today at (206) 340-1616 to speak with a consultant bout getting your workstations fitted with supported software.