When Software Support Ends
As software continues to be developed and refined, companies will release new versions and retire older versions. When this happens, the support for the software ends, and that can leave your computer, files and servers vulnerable to attacks from Malware, like a virus, worms, spyware and adware. The makers of software also stop supporting the old versions. This could mean the end of fixes and security patches.
Typically the company will give you a warning, like what Microsoft is doing with Windows XP.
Software Support Alerts
One important thing to remember is this, know what software and the versions you are using on your computer, laptop and tablet. Know what is on your server. That way, if a software is expiring, you can stay ahead of the game and upgrade to a newer version. Most businesses, though, are so busy running their own business, making it hard to keep up with the quickly changing world of technology.
That’s where HRCT can help.
HRCT has many different IT and computer options that include making sure your system stays up-to-date ad secure. For more information about the exact services, click here:
If you want to speak to someone who can help you identify the custom services your business needs, contact HRCT’s Senior V.P. of Information Technology, Eric O. Schueler. Call (757) 399-3350
Software Alert – Windows XP
One company that is getting ready to end its extended support is Microsoft for its Windows XP operating system. April 8th, 2014 will be the end of extended support. To find out more details, click here to read:
- Support for Windows XP Operating System Is Ending in April 2014
- A blog explaining the Final Days of Support for Windows XP.
Hampton Roads Communication Technologies (HRCT) provides quality business telecommunications solutions for businesses, like managed services agreements that help companies stay current with their software and operating systems. We service businesses across the country, throughout the Mid-Atlantic and in the Hampton Roads Virginia cities of Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Newport News and Hampton, north into Williamsburg and south into the Outer Banks of North Carolina. HRCT keeps your company connected.
Call (757) 399-3350
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