Does your company use Microsoft's Windows operating system? Chances are high that the answer is yes. So the question we really should be asking is which version do you use? Many personal users and most businesses will answer Windows 7 or 8, however, there are still businesses out there using what many deem to be the best version of Windows: XP.
Did you know that, according to a report by Net Market Share, almost 40% of computers are still running Windows XP? The reasons why users stick with this now three-generation-old OS are varied, but most answers boil down to the fact that it just works, so why change it?' The problem with this viewpoint is that Microsoft has actually announced that they will be terminating support for XP on April 8, 2014.
What does the cessation of support mean for my business?
When Microsoft pulls support for one of its products this usually means three things:
You will stop receiving OS security updates.