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Millions Still on 11-Year-Old XP in Asia

Millions Still on 11-Year-Old XP in Asia More External Security Threats Today than a Decade Ago One Year Left to Windows XP End of Support Microsoft will officially retire service and support for Windows XP on 8 April 2014. With this deadline only one year away, businesses and consumers need to migrate from XP to avoid external vulnerabilities and risks that have the potential to cause business disruption and extra costs. Estimated number % of PCs % of PCs of PCs running XP running XP running Windows 7 14,807,603 32.69%' 54.63%' 5,530,319 45.79%' 42.08%' 8,859,920 37.79%' 47.84%' 2,207,071 23.67%' 48.62%' 3,603,988' 31.95%' 53.96%' 7,296,293 36.40%' 49.87%' 3,682,820 20.39%' 60.10%' 717,955 11.84%' 51.80%' 11,464,463' 42.65%' 45.56%' NIZ "Organizations that 476,811' 13.60%' 49.58%' continue to retain a Windows XP environment 2,627,779 10.86%' 51.25%' not only are leaving themselves exposed to security risks and support challenges but also are wasting budget dollars that would be better used in modernizing their IT investments." Source: IDC White Paper, Mitigating Risk: Why Sticking with Windows XP Is a Bad ldea (May 2012). Bigger External Security Threats Than Ever Before Malware Vulnerability Hacktivism Fake Virus Alerts Windows XP with SP3 is 3X more Threat to businesses increased nearly Increased from 1,000 in 1996 to millions in 2012 and has become an online crime story. It Includes rogue software in the form of pop ups which can infect computers if clicked and can spoof the Microsoft security update vulnerable than Windows 7 SP1 70% in H1 2012 versus H1 2011 includes computer threats such as viruses, worms, trojans, exploits, backdoors, password stealers and spyware. process. Impact to Business Security Risk No-one to call Downtime Software Issues Without critical security updates, your PC may become vulnerable to harmful viruses, spyware When problems arise, online and phone-based technical support will unfortunately no longer be available to you or your IT partner, leaving you on your own to deal with the problem. The risk of system failure and business disruption could increase because of the end of support, lack of supported software, and the increasing age of hardware running Windows XP Many software and hardware vendors will no longer support products that are running on Windows XP as they are unable to get the Windows XP and Office 2003 updates created to fix issues. and other malicious software which can steal or damage your business data and information Microsoft Source: 1)-Stat Counter data as of 31st March 2013 Source 2) Based on total PC count in IDC WW PC Tracker Installed Base 4Q 2012 3) Microsoft estimated data 4 Asia defined as : Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, The Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Hong Kong and Taiwan

Millions Still on 11-Year-Old XP in Asia

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One year left to Windows XP end of support. Microsoft will officially retire service and support for Windows XP on 8 April 2014. With this deadline only one year away, businesses and consumers need to...


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