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Now Is the Time to Upgrade to Windows 8

3 Reasons for Making the Move

by Jonathan Clark | 04.07.14

You’ve heard it many times by now: Extended Support for Windows XP Service Pack 3 is ending soon. We know that moving your whole organization to a new OS can be a daunting project, the consequences of running old technology can soon outweigh the benefits. Looming security risks, performance lags, and costly management and requirements mean now is the time to move to Windows 8. Read on for three reasons why upgrading now makes sense.

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When Microsoft abandons ship on Windows XP support on April 8, 2014, it will not be patching security holes, which means your Internet-connected computer will be a defenseless piece of hardware that is fair game for malicious software attacks.

While Microsoft has offered anti-malware signature support until July 14, 2015, that is not a commitment to extend security support for XP. Microsoft will continue to provide updates to its XP anti-malware software, including Microsoft Security Essentials, in order to detect some forms of malware. But working on an outdated OS means it will have limited effectiveness, the company concedes.

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Windows XP Migration Services

Is There Room in Your Stable for Windows 7 and 8?

Why a Hybrid Approach Could Give You the Best of Both Worlds

by Lane Shelton | 04.02.14

Right now, the vast majority of the customers I talk to have chosen to migrate to Windows 7. They are doing this for a lot of good reasons, and I get it. But it’s also becoming clear that specific use-cases within an organization can really benefit from Windows 8/8.1. For more information about what Windows 8 can bring to your organization, read on.

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Windows XP End-of-Life 4.08.2014

Windows XP has reached end-of-life, with end-of-support due April 8, 2014. To ensure against data loss, migrate your Windows XP applications now. Here are five tips:

Tip 1: Use Windows toolkits

The Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) is a collection of tools to help you customize and deploy Windows 8 across more than one computer. I recommend moving to Windows 8 (more on that later) but there’s also a version for Windows 7 if that’s your choice. The tools assess your Windows XP installations, inventory applications, report any trouble spots (i.e. compatibility issues), and then create upgrade images.

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Put the Right Mobile Devices in Your Users' Hands

Balance the Desire for New Technology with the Need for Security

by Mike Vanderkieft | 10.22.13

Over the past few years, organizations have increasingly moved away from the traditional desktop PC and toward more mobile computing platforms. Users are clamoring for devices with innovative features, intuitive controls, and seamless connectivity—like those they enjoy at home. Not only that, but new form factors and new technology can revolutionize the way your users create, collaborate, and communicate. Not surprisingly, touchscreen tablets are at the top of most users’ wish lists, as they offer the most compelling feature sets. But what is the best way to securely integrate a fleet of tablets into your organization? Read on, and I’ll tell you.

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