Frequently Asked Questions
17th February 2020
If you continue to use Windows 7 after support has ended, your PC will still work but it will become more vulnerable to security risks and viruses, essentially because you will no longer receive software and security updates which are critical to it’s secure functionality. What’s really worth considering, is if people continue to use Windows 7 beyond the End-of-Life date, this could incentivise malicious users to target viruses and malware at Windows 7.
So, if you’re a business owner that has not yet transitioned to the new Windows 10 solution, we urge you to deploy the upgrade as soon as possible! We recommend you implement the full Microsoft 365 package and combine Office 365, Windows 10 and Microsoft Security, so you have a fully comprehensive business solution. However, if you’re looking for an alternative to this, you have a few options…
The Upgrade process is really quite simple, but if you have limited resources internally, it can be time consuming. You’ll also need to consider device memory or hard drive upgrades before you go ahead with the transition. With older devices, Windows 10 might not be compatible, so make sure you have everything you need before you make the purchase!
At Stripe OLT we offer this service for around £50 per user, per machine – We’ll provide the Windows updates you’ll need to keep your system functional and secure. However, if you’re going to spend the money investing on extended support through a Partner, we recommend you weigh up the alternative costs to just upgrade. You’ll have a new, slick working solution that will also improve the online security of your business, and of course if you need support implementing this, we can certainly help with this too.
We probably don’t need to tell you this option is risky… In the current cyber climate attacks are not something to ignore! According to Insurer Hiscox, The number of firms reporting cyber incidents rose from 45% in 2018 to 61% in 2019, and it’s not just critical business data you may lose, it’s business reputation you’re risking. Your customers need to know that their data and money is safe, something you cannot guarantee if you’re using outdated and unprotected business systems…