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Impending XP Doomsday

To the world April 8th 2014 is just another day,
but to many of us computer users April 8th 2014 is the day that Microsoft cuts all support for Windows XP.

It’s NOT just Microsoft that are dropping support for Windows XP, but also software and hardware vendors too.

There have been many false apocalyptic events in human history that eventually passed by with a whimper, unfortunately this is all set to change …forget the Mayan calendar …forget the millennium bug …forget the Movie 2012

. . . End of XP Support April 8th 2014 is a GUARANTEE!

As a business or an organisation that runs its systems on Windows XP, you need to pay heed to this message.

On April 8th 2014, Microsoft will OFFICIALLY AND FINALLY end ALL support for Windows XP. To the rest of the world that is just another day, to XP dependent organisations and users, you are left vulnerable and exposed to a tsunami of security threats.

According to the latest from MarketShare, almost 40 per cent of organisations still haven’t made the move from Windows XP – with now just less than 4 months until support ends.

Unlike the soothsayer warning of the Ides of March, this is not conjecture, not a ruse by IT firms to drum up business, this is a well publicised and long planned move by Microsoft. But time is fast running out.

On the final day of XP Support, not only will Microsoft end support for ALL Windows XP Operating Systems but also other products that we’re released at a similar time. Below is a list of other software products that will also be coming to an end

http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/search/default.aspx?sort=PN&alpha=&Filter=FilterES&esdate=6

To continue use after this date will have many implications. What is genuinely known as “Zero Day” threats and vulnerabilities will be present leaving you open to harmful viruses, spyware, and other malicious software which can steal or damage your business data and information. Relying upon a anti-virus program will not fully protect you and your businesses data that is stored electronically.

So be please aware of the implications, you don’t need to be an expert in this field to understand that this is a critical move that affects your business significantly.

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