You may have heard by now, but Microsoft is officially ending support for Windows 7 on January 14, 2020. After January 14, 2020, Windows will discontinue software and security updates for all devices on Windows 7.
This means all business will need to upgrade to Windows 10 by January 2020 or your devices will be susceptible to security risks and viruses.
What does this mean for your business?
If your PC is running Windows 7 after January 14, 2020, it will no longer receive security updates which means you will be vulnerable to security threats like viruses, malware, and more. In addition to security updates, Windows 7 will no longer receive general software updates.
What should you do?
In the next month, you should be in touch with your IT company (like Preferred Business Systems) about creating a game plan to either upgrade your current devices or purchase new devices with Windows 10. Depending on the age of your PC, it may not be compatible with Windows 10 and you will have to purchase new PCs.
What happens if you continue to use Windows 7 after January 14, 2020?
As stated before, Windows 7 is not going to receive security or software updates after January 14, 2020 which puts you at risk for viruses and ransomware.