Efficient IT Support

Windows XP and Office 2003 End of Support April 2014

Support Announcement from Microsoft Partner Marketing Centre 14/06/12

Upgrade to Windows 7 The facts:
- Organisations reported that they spent 82% less time managing patches on Windows 7 systems than they did on Windows XP, 90% less time mitigating malware, and 84% less help desk time.

- Windows 7 users wasted 94% less time rebooting their computers and lost 90% less time due to malware attacks.

- For every 230 PCs running Windows 7 rather than XP, an organisation could shift one full-time IT person to other work.

- The migration from Windows XP to Windows 7 yields a 137% return on investment over a three-year period.

- Per PC support cost for XP is higher (£554) vs Windows 7 at £107.
End of Support
As you may not know, Windows XP SP3 and Office 2003 will reach end of support on 8 April 2014. After this date, Microsoft will not provide hot fixes, product updates, and most critically, security patches for Windows XP and Office 2003.

For many organisations, the last time they undertook an upgrade of this scope was more than five years ago, possibly when they deployed Windows XP!  A lot has changed since then; we have significantly improved tools to inventory (hardware, software, applications, etc.), manage, support, and virtualise personal computing environments.  These tools can help simplify and automate some, if not all of the migration, and help our customers’ infrastructures become much more dynamic, safer, and less expensive to operate.

Over the next few months we will be communicating with all customers to make them aware that, if they are using XP or Office 2003, they need to start their migration process now to new Products such as Windows 7 Professional and Office 2010.

Further Information
For more detailed information on the merits of upgrading to Windows 7, download the following .pdf files:

Information Sheet
"Upgrade to Windows 7 Professional Today"
Upgrade to Windows 7

White Paper
"Why sticking with XP is a bad idea"
Windows 7 information sheet
Don't wait too long and find your system unsupported.

Call us on 01799 218319 or email info@interlinkdata.co.uk to discuss your upgrade options.



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