XP and 2003 End of Life in 12 months

Microsoft Announced today the end of support for Windows XP and Office 2003 is ending on April 8, 2014 along with Server 2003. When this happens there will be no security updates for this range of products.

This will expose your systems to exploits from viruses, spyware, and malware, which can pose a risk to your infrastructure’s stability and data security.

Your Windows Update Service also keeps your machine up to date currently with new software updates to improve the reliability of Windows and new drivers for your connected devices.

Running your business knowing of these vulnerabilities exposes you to data theft and the risk of action for not taking appropriate steps to keep data secure under the Data Protection Act.

If you are using any of these systems you must consider replacing them.