Microsoft stopped issuing security updates for Small Business Server 2003, Exchange Server 2003, SharePoint Portal Server 2003, Windows XP (SP3) and Office 2003 on April 8, 2014. It is imperative that organizations migrate from these platforms or face serious security and regulatory compliance risks. Atlantic-IT.net has put together this resource center to provide you with the information you need to make informed decisions regarding end-of-support ends for these products. As your outsourced IT department, we are here to help businesses in New Jersey and New York develop a migration strategy that delivers maximum value with minimum business disruption.
Part 1 of this two-part blog post introduces the risks of going forward without support including regulatory compliance, software compatibility issues, competitive disadvantages and security threats.
Part 2 outlines some specific action steps to take in developing a migration strategy, and explains how the end-of-support deadlines offer an ideal opportunity to update the IT infrastructure and take advantage of new tools to enhance employee productivity.
SMBs tend to delay IT investments until things “break.” However, organizations using outdated technology risk damaging their business operations and reputation should that older technology fail or fall victim to a security breach.
With the impending phase-out of Windows XP and the emergence of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), it has become imperative for companies to reevaluate their desktop strategies. Cloud-based Desktop-as-a-Service offers an alternative to traditional desktop platforms.
As the sun sets on Microsoft Office 2003, organizations using those tools need to look at alternatives. This post discusses Office 365, a cloud-based version of Microsoft’s popular productivity suite, as well as other options to consider in migration planning.
Outsourcing your IT infrastructure using an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) model can help you reduce costs and improve the way you do business. This may be a wise option for organizations migrating from older Microsoft platforms.
This 30-minute webinar is designed to help business owners, IT decision-makers and office managers understand the implications of these looming Microsoft end-of-support deadlines.