The business risks of not upgrading to Windows 10

You and your employees are familiar with Windows 7. You know exactly how it operates because you’ve been using it for years to operate your business.

Upgrading to Windows 10 sounds like an incredibly daunting, stressful, and time-consuming task. We understand this.

However, if you continue to use Windows 7, you are putting your business at risk, both in terms of security and output. Not only are you making your business a more attractive target for malicious attackers, but you are also missing out on a whole host of new, productivity-boosting features.

It’s time to upgrade to Windows 10 and here’s why:

1. No technical or security support from Microsoft

Support for Windows 7 is ending. Microsoft has already put a date on it: January 14, 2020. After that, you won’t have access to technical assistance or security updates, opening your business up to all kinds of unwanted issues such as hacks, viruses, malware, and other potentially disastrous security flaws.

2. No access to up-to-date malware protection

Windows 10 comes with an in-built, data protecting program called Windows Defender Exploit Guard, which scans for and removes nasty malware. What’s more, it offers additional tools that block and quarantine malicious software on your devices and business network – including ransomware.

You’ll also have the option to subscribe to Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection, a more complex, cloud-based app for handling security risks on your business’s network.

3. Reduced productivity

As we’ve already mentioned, Windows 7 is far more vulnerable to a malware infection. Now imagine what would happen if your devices – or network – did, in fact, fall victim. The impact varies among industries. For example, if you’re in the retail industry, you are putting your customers’ financial information at risk.

Whatever your field, sticking with Windows 7 will reduce productivity as you begin to grapple with more and more security threats – without Microsoft’s support.

Ensuring a business-wide upgrade

Do you know how many devices you have running Windows 7? Chances are, you don’t. Many businesses that don’t work with a managed IT service provider has trouble taking an accurate inventory of all their devices. This can be incredibly problematic when it comes to undertaking a business-wide operating system upgrade.

To ensure your upgrade to Windows 10 goes off without a hitch, we recommend working with the reliable & experienced team at PRO OnCall Technologies. We can help you take stock of your devices and perform a fast, secure, fuss-free migration.

Keep your business up-to-date, boost productivity, and safeguard your network by making the switch to Windows 10. Making technology work for your business is our guarantee.