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Why You Should Migrate From Windows XP

WHY YOU SHOULD MIGRATE FROM WINDOWS XP DESKTOP OPERATING SYSTEM MARKET SHARE Market share on Feb 14 2014 at 8.30 Windows 8 Windows 8.1 6.6% 3.9% Windows 7 Microsoft 47.5% Windows XP 29.2% A Windows Vista 3.3% Linux Mac OS X 10.5-10.9 1.6% 7.7% Here are the top five reasons you must migrate from XP, according to a Dell and Microsoft report REASON 1: Stay with XP and you'll have serious security headaches When Microsoft flicks off the lights on XP support on April 9 machines that remain on the OS will be "sitting ducks for hacking or widespread industrial espionage" April 9 2014 Microsoft Send WindowsXp Firms thinking they can work around this by isolating their XP machines from the backbone network in an effort to prevent viruses, malware and denial-of-service attacks affecting their network have also been warned against such seemingly quick-fixes. The report warns: "Whatever workaround an IT organisation may take, it's likely to result in more expensive and complicated solutions" REASON 2: Time's running out for XP-related problems If your firm fails to migrate from Windows XP in the immediate future then it'll no longer be able to upgrade XP-based applications or resolve XP-related problems through normal support mechanisms Microsoft WindowsXP You'll also find that new technologies such as wireless printers, 4K monitors and USB 3.0 simply won't work with XP REASON 3: For remote working and BYOD you need Windows 8 not XP If bring your own device (BYOD) is a big priority for your firm then you need to shift from XP to Windows 8 as soon as possible. Although Win8 is still developing, the fact it was designed with tablets as well as desktops in mind means it's perfect for firms looking for a BYOD-friendly operating system Microsoft WindowsXP Windows 8 The report said Windows 8's "support for tablets and smartphones makes it a strong long-term option for companies embracing the notion of pervasive mobility" REASON 4: Cloud access via XP will be a headache The cloud is everywhere, but the longer you stick with XP the harder it'll be to migrate services online. The report says XP clients will struggle with this because they're “not only far from optimised for accessing cloud services, but also for actually working in a cloud environment" Windows 7 Windows 8 Microsoft Windows XP NETWORK CONNECTIONS PERFORMANCE LAGS LATENCY INCREASES TO DROP It warns that those on XP can expect performance lags, latency increases and network connections to drop more regularly than with Windows 7 or 8 REASON 5: Putting off the inevitable will cost your firm At some point your firm will have to upgrade to Windows 7 or Windows 8. Of course, this won't come cheap -you'll need to upgrade or replace systems, buy new Windows licences and ensure the transition is handled smoothly Windows 7 Microsoft WindowsXP 3) 3. Windows 8 Windows 7 The report however Microsoft Windows Xp Windows 8 argues that the sooner this is done, the sooner you'll begin recouping these costs Insight UK.INSIGHT.COM ........X CH CH

Why You Should Migrate From Windows XP

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The end is nigh for Windows XP, with Microsoft ceasing to support the operating system from April 8. If your business hasn’t already migrated to Windows 7 or 8 then it’s really time you did: faili...


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