Are you prepared for the end of Windows XP support in April 2014?
On 8 April 2014, Microsoft is ending its support for Windows XP.
But what does that mean for you and your business?
What are the challenges and opportunities?
If you haven’t already started thinking about the possible challenges and opportunities, you don’t have a moment to lose.
Be safe and secure
- The end of support for Windows XP means no new security updates, security hotfixes, assisted support options or online technical content updates.
- This exposes you to potential risks, such as security threats, compliance liabilities and even downtime for your business.
Take cost into account
- IDC research* shows that older technology, such as Windows XP, is far more expensive to maintain than newer solutions such as Windows 8 – offering benefits well beyond keeping you supported.
- With the recent release of Windows 8.1 Pro, your organisation can benefit from even more new features, ideal for business users, making it the fastest, most secure and easiest-to-manage Microsoft operating system for laptops or tablets.
- It offers more flexibility allowing your employees to be more productive, while increasing operational efficiency through improved PC security and management. It also enables your organisation to take advantage of latest technology trends, such as virtualization and the cloud.
Keep up with change
- Many software and hardware vendors will no longer support their products that run on Windows XP.
- Windows 8.1 Pro supports the newest versions of your business applications.
- What’s more, upgrading your hardware brings a wealth of benefits too!
What options are open to you?
- Upgrade to Windows 7 Professional or Windows 8.1 Pro if your device meets the necessary system requirements.
- Purchase new business laptops or tablets – check out Panasonic’s latest Toughbook and Toughpad range.
- Retire the expired devices – but will this have an impact on your business?
- Do nothing – but this carries a huge risk and potential threat and cost to your business! Why not speak to your Panasonic Account Manager or Panasonic Channel Partner about the options available before it’s too late?
To help you make the right choice while you still have time, contact us.
What can we do to help you?
Your Panasonic Account Manager or Panasonic Channel Partner can support you with:
- Professional Services – we can support your full end-to-end migration, from providing new licenses and upgrade support, through build creation and driver installation, to full staging for larger environments.
- Hardware support – find out if your existing device is supported by the latest version of Windows 7 or Windows 8. If your system doesn't meet the necessary system requirements for an upgrade, explore our latest range of Toughbook and Toughpad devices and their many benefits - such as increased productivity and long-term cost savings.
- Drivers - we can provide certified drivers that have been tested, certified and approved on Windows platforms.