Managed IT Blog-The Ending Of Windows XP

On April 8, 2014, Microsoft stopped providing security updates for Windows XP. It has also stopped providing online technical support and fixing non-security related issues. Despite the fact that Windows XP is extinct, it is estimated that nearly 30 percent of the world’s population is still using it. Lack of education is one of the main reasons that companies are still using Windows XP.

There are businesses that do not keep up with the latest technological changes. They do not know all of the consequences that come along with continuing to run this application. However, lack of time is another reason that businesses choose to use Windows XP despite the fact that it is extinct. They may have applications that do not work with other operating systems. Businesses may also not have the time to implement or research new processes. Furthermore, they may not be aware of the new technology that is available.

If you are still using Windows XP, then it is time to take action. You may want to consider upgrading your operating system. You should also talk to your IT service provider. Your IT service provider will be able to tell you about a solution that can fit your needs. Your IT provider can also install anti-spyware and antivirus on your computer.