Microsoft support for its XP operating system and Office 2003 suite ends on April 8, 2014. This change means critical security updates and other patches will no longer be available for computers running Windows XP.

The team at Marathon is here to help you design your XP system migration. Start planning today to avoid potential downtime and security issues from this change.

Here’s a quick list of things to think about as you start your planning:

1. Windows 7 or Windows 8? If you’re interested in Windows 7 (as it offers a user experience similar to XP), it would be smart to act quickly before Windows 8 becomes the only choice.

2. Time for new hardware? It may be a smarter long-term decision to upgrade everything instead of adding a Windows 7 or 8 to aging hardware.

3. Do you have Office 2003? Office 2003 support is also ending next year. If you depend on Office 2003 to get things done, it’s time to update Office as well.

4. Review other critical business applications for compatibility. The end of XP may cause problems for other applications you depend on during your work day.

Not sure where to start?

A member of our team would be happy to review your current IT portfolio and make a recommendation. Schedule a consultation today.

 

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