It’s the final countdown! (Do, do, do, dooooo….)
There are days to go until Microsoft Windows 7 and Small Business Server 2011 will reach End of Life and a large number of the world’s computers, most in the business environment, are still reliant on the technology which needs to be upgraded imminently.
What is Windows 7?
This is the name of the operating system introduced by Microsoft in 2009. Millions of personal and business computers have been running on this system – but it’s time to upgrade to keep your data safe and secure. Windows 10 is the natural progressor – it’s a newer system with greater capabilities and security.
What would happen if I don’t update from Windows 7 to Windows 10?
The End of Life for Windows 7 means there will be no more bug fixes, security patches or new functionality. This will make any user of the operating system susceptible to malicious cyber attacks where unauthorised parties will gain access and perform actions on your machine.
What are the consequences if I do not upgrade before 14th January?
A key principle of GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is that companies process personal data securely by means of ‘appropriate technical and organisational measures’ – this is the ‘security principle’. If you use a computer system which doesn’t receive patches and updates, you could be found in breach of GDPR. Don’t take the risk.