Infographic: End of Life Support for Windows XP

by Kris Lall on March 19, 2014

It’s down to the wire: On April 8, 2014, Microsoft’s support for Windows XP will be coming to an end. That means no more security patches, updates or technical support for the popular operating system (nearly 30 percent of computers are still on XP!). That also means we could see the unleashing of viruses, spyware and other malware for which anti-virus software may not be able to offer full protection. In addition, if your organization is governed by regulatory obligations such as HIPAA and you don’t move from XP, you may find that you are no longer able to satisfy compliance requirements.

Despite the warnings and for a multitude of reasons, many organizations have yet to migrate to a current and supported operating system, whether Windows 7 (check out this post for my thoughts on sticking with Windows 7) or Windows 8.

To help amplify the warnings, we put together an infographic which summarizes the top reasons why companies have not updated their XP operating systems yet and the security implications of not making the move. If you know anyone who still needs to update their OS, this might be worth sharing with them.





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