January 14th is right around the corner, and when it comes Windows 7 will no longer be supported. Hackers around the world are heralding that day as the beginning of a hackers paradise. In this modern-day Shangri la older devices become entry points into a world of data, ripe for the taking. Fear not for you can calm the forces of chaos and control your IT destiny by upgrading your devices to new Lenovo ThinkPads with Windows 10.
Goodbye Windows 7, Hello Windows 10:
Why Upgrading is the Only Way Forward for Your SMB
It’s time to wave goodbye to Windows 7 Microsoft ended mainstream support for its acclaimed operating system way back in January 2015 and will end extended support in January 2020. Above all, there will be no more security updates, bug fixes, patches, or technical support — and that’s a big deal for any businesses still running the software. For starters, you’ll be vulnerable to cyberattacks, as hacking techniques will keep evolving and quickly overcome Windows 7’s defenses. Then there are the potential productivity losses you’ll suffer due to unresolved bugs, hardware slowdowns, and incompatibility with new applications.
Here’s a concerning stat from OneAffiniti’s 2019 Business IT Trends Annual Report:
72 percent of SMBs are aware of Windows 7 end-of-life, yet only 39 percent of them are prepared to transition.
Fortunately, the solution is simple: upgrade to Windows 10 and receive improved built-in security functions and up-to-the minute security updates. When Windows 7 extended support ends in January 2020, your business may no longer be compliant. The good news is that Windows 10 features a suite of cutting-edge security features that will help you keep your customer data safe. It’s not just about security. Additionally, Windows 10 features a range of innovative new tools that will boost your team’s productivity. Make the shift today.