Are you really still not prepared for the 2020 problem?
This promises to be an exciting decade for technology, with predictions ranging from flying cars and holidays to the moon (yeah right), to paper thin mobile phones (that sounds more like it).
It’s going to be a time of great change. Which is one of the reasons why Microsoft has been so keen to phase out its old software in favour of more up-to-date, 2020-compatible software.
It’s killing Windows 7, Office 2010 and a whole host of other important software, on January 14th. This is what’s known as the 2020 Problem.
The bad news about that is, if you’re still using this old unsupported software, you’re now running your business on borrowed time.
2020 has finally arrived and it’s time to act fast…
IT experts like us have been warning business owners about the 2020 Problem for the past year.
We’ve seen first-hand the impact that failing, unsupported software can have on an organisation.
Once software is no longer supported by the maker (in this case Microsoft), it can be a real pain trying to keep it working properly.
New bugs won’t be fixed. Hackers can exploit loopholes without anyone closing them. And you’re not compliant with GDPR if you use out-of-date software.
Essentially, if you continue to use any of the following systems this year, your business WILL suffer in one way or another:
- Windows 7
- Office 2010
- Office 2016 for Mac
- Exchange 2010
- Project 2010
- SharePoint 2010
- Visio 2010
- Visual Studio 2010
- Server 2008
- Windows Server 1809
- Small Business Server 2011
This month’s guide takes a close look at what will happen and what you need to do not to get caught up in the 2020 problem!
So, if you’d like to discuss the issues raised in this blog further, please get in touch by giving us a call on 020 72 41 22 55 or fill out our contact form and we’ll quickly get back to you. This is definitely a case of better safe than sorry and we can help!