Are you embracing ‘digital transformation’?
5th June 2018
After reading the current commentary about Microsoft ending support for Windows Server 2003, you might be forgiven for thinking that on the 14th of July the stars will fall out of sky.
Why, what’s happening?
At the ripe old age of 12, Windows Server 2003 is now a very old software product, and so from the 14th July, Microsoft won’t release any more updates, security patches or fixes for this software. You will also no longer be able to access support from Microsoft relating to this product.
So do I need to worry?
Do you have any servers running Windows Server 2003? If not, then you don’t need to worry about this issue.
If any of your servers are running Windows Server 2003, then now is the time to act to make plans for migrating to new software.
The risks of using unsupported software include:
But won’t migrating to new software cost a lot?
There’s always a cost to upgrading – but the good news is that it could be more than offset by improvements in efficiency, productivity and even running costs.
I really don’t want to disrupt the business right now…
Migration doesn’t have to be disruptive. This is a good opportunity to think strategically about your infrastructure, and to take advantage of some of the latest technologies to support your business ambitions, as well as making processes more efficient.
You could consider:
Still want to know more? Watch Microsoft’s own video on the subject (below), give us a call on 020 7043 7044 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org.