What’s keeping businesses from letting go of Windows 7?

It’s been over a decade since Windows 7 was released, but many companies are still clinging on to the dated operating system (OS) despite its rapidly impending retirement on January 14, 2020. Given the popularity of Windows 7, Microsoft has decided to continue supporting it for three more years, but that support comes at a substantial cost.

How to migrate from Windows 7 to Windows 10

With just a few more months to go before Windows 7 reaches the end of its extended support life cycle, it’s time for businesses to get serious about upgrading. For most organizations, the most obvious solution is to upgrade to Windows 10. However, other options exist too, like changing over to an entirely different operating system, such as Linux or MacOS. It’s also possible to continue receiving critical security updates for Windows 7 for up to three more years by joining Microsoft’s Extended Security Updates program.

Is your business vulnerable to a cyberattack? 5 Red flags to look out for

A recent cybersecurity report found that 61% of organizations suffered a cybersecurity incident in the past year, up from 45% in 2018. The cost of an incident continues to rise steadily as well, with the global median reaching $369,000. Yet, despite the threats facing every industry and every business, regardless of its size and scope, most firms are still woefully unprepared for the next big threat.

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