We’re sure you’re all aware that XP is going away, and that date is coming soon!
Will you be ready?
What you may not know is that Microsoft is including Office 2003 in this software end-of-life announcement.
What exactly is the impact?
From US-CERT (United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team), the implications of continuing to run XP and/or Office 2003 past the end-of-life date include:
- Computer systems running unsupported software are exposed to an elevated risk to cybersecurity dangers, such as malicious attacks or electronic data loss.
- Users may also encounter problems with software and hardware compatibility since new software applications and hardware devices may not be built for Windows XP or Office 2003.
- Organizations that are governed by regulatory obligations may find they are no longer able to satisfy compliance requirements.
More information, including the scope of the shutdown, and recommended solutions, can be found here: https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/TA14-069A-0
As always, please contact us if you have questions or need assistance with purchasing or migrating away from either of these systems. We are happy to help!