In a few short months, Windows XP operating systems will reach the end of their life-cycle. After April 8, 2014, personal users and organizations still using Windows XP will be running it as unsupported software. Released in 2001, Windows XP is Microsoft's most successful operating system. After April of next year, this software’s life-cycle will have reached an end. As such, Microsoft will no longer provide automatic fixes, updates or online technical assistance. When Microsoft no longer supports an operating system, users still have the option to employ it, but many large companies concerned with security will most likely decide to migrate to a new system. Microsoft has released three major operating systems updates since the launch of Windows XP—Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.
Currently, Windows XP still dominates the OS market and is currently installed on an estimated 39 percent of all computers around the world. To guarantee you remain supported, protected versions of Windows and Office, you should begin planning and testing immediately to ensure a successful deployment. In a corporate environment, it takes an average of 18 to 32 months for a company to changeover computers to a new operating system. If your organization has not started the migration process, it is imperative to begin changing over to a modern desktop.
Give ThrottleNet a call today. We can provide you with the additional consultation and resources needed to make your migration as seamless as possible.