43% of Enterprises Not Ready to Say Goodbye to Windows 7

| January 18, 2019

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2020 will bring the end of Windows 7, following Microsoft’s announcement that it will no longer offer support and updates for the operating system starting January 14, 2020. But companies appear to have had a good run with it and are not yet ready to say goodbye, a Kollective survey of 1,000 US and UK enterprise IT professionals has found. Despite security threats posed by Microsoft’s decision to cease updates and user support, 43 percent of enterprises still operate on Windows 7. And this is not even the bad news. What could be worse than keeping company infrastructure on Windows 7? The study says 16 percent of companies are still die-hard fans of Windows XP and Windows Vista, both known for their weak security and vulnerabilities. Updates and security patches are critical to keeping a network secure and reducing risks. If businesses refuse to drop outdated operating systems, they will create countless vulnerabilities and opportunities for security breaches, not to mention they will be forced to pay millions for some overpriced extended support.

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