Windows Server 2003 End of Support is coming. Is your business ready?

 

Still running Windows Server 2003? Well the deadline is fast approaching. Is your business ready for the Windows Server 2003 End of Support deadline?

Just to be clear, Windows 2003 servers will not stop working past the deadline however you will be opening your company IT infrastructure to a wide variety of issues and threats.

As many other operating systems, Microsoft has put Server 2003 on the “end of life” cycle a while back.  Many companies have been aware of the dooming deadline however many are not sure how to upgrade their current servers or what vulnerabilities will be present after the deadline of July 14, 2015.

Here are three key points on why you should upgrade your server:

  1. Support and Updates – In 2013, Microsoft issued 37 critical updates for server 2003. After the deadline, Microsoft not release any new updates or patches including hotfixes, support or online technical support.
  2. Protection – As a leading managed IT services provider, we understand that all IT support services professionals will not be able to protect unsupported systems form malicious attacks or cyber-security risks. By using a supported operating system, you will have peace of mind that your operating system is being updated and patched proactively.
  3. Compliance – If you are in an industry with strict compliance policies and procedures, you may not pass a business audit of your infrastructure resulting in stop orders, loss of business and revenue.

Server 2003 upgrade steps

How will 365 iT SOLUTIONS help upgrade your servers?

Simple, we make technology simple. No complicated technology lingo, technology in simple English.  We will perform our Complimentary Network Assessment on your network that will address your business needs, goals and future business growth.

Not every organization is the same, so not cookie cutter solutions.

We will decommission your Server 2003 and upgrade you to Server 2012 however there are so many more options.

How about accessing the cloud by migrating your emails to Office 365?  Or what about a hybrid solution using Microsoft Azure? What about your disaster recovery plan, is it working?  This all sounds complicated however we will make it easy and even provide guaranteed project pricing so no surprises along the way.

365 iT SOLUTIONS is a leading IT consulting firm in Toronto providing industry leading Managed IT ServicesIT Support ServicesIT Outsourcing ServicesTech Support Services and Cloud Services.

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