The risks of remaining with an outdated operating system are substantial, especially an unsupported one such as Windows 7.
Many of today’s vital productivity tools are denied to you, and it’s far harder to keep your data protected and your enterprise safe from cyber attack. The NHS fell victim to the Wannacry virus, at an estimated cost of £92m, in part because it was still reliant on a 17-year old version of Windows XP.
In January 2020, Microsoft finally stopped releasing security updates and patches for Windows 7. Yet just 12 months before that deadline it was estimated that more than 40% of business computers were still dependent on it, and vulnerable as a result.
Switching to Windows 10, and keeping it well managed and up to date, is a critical consideration for any organisation charged with keeping its data safe, its people productive and its business agile in a digital future.