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An Outdated Operating System Poses a Huge Security Risk

An Outdated Operating System Poses a Huge Security Risk

It’s Time to Abandon Windows 7 for a Safer Option.

Windows 7Windows 7 is considered to be one of Microsoft's most successful operating systems. So much so that many organizations skipped upgrading to either of Microsoft’s newer operating systems: Windows 8 and Windows 10. You may be able to list many reasons why you want to stay with Windows 7, but it is time to start preparing to upgrade away from the OS as the end of life deadline is fast approaching.

January 2010 will be the end of the line for Windows 7. It won’t stop working, but Microsoft will no longer provide the crucial security updates, bug fixes, and technical support that you’ve come to rely on. In this way, it may as well have stop working. An unsupported operating system makes your workstations vulnerable to cyberattacks. It is very likely that these attackers are working on how they can exploit the vulnerabilities that will be presented when Microsoft stops support for Windows 7.

What you need to do to prepare?
Anytime your organization is making a significant change like moving operating systems it’s important to plan properly so that your transition is smooth and successful.

1. Establish what computer systems are running Windows 7
2. Review computer hardware consider replacing to support Windows 10
3. Check your line of business and other applications for compatibility
4. Establish a timeline and a budget
5. Plan time for employee training

If you are still using Windows 7, our expert consultants can help you prepare for the inevitable transition to Windows 10 by helping map out the most efficient way to upgrade your workstations so that it has minimal impact on your business.

To learn more or to schedule a consultation contact us today to get started.

 

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An expert inspection of your organization’s IT can get you started toward a better business.

If your business relies on information systems to function, and most businesses today do, you know just how quickly situations can arise with your IT. By having the experienced IT professionals at Mega-Byte Computer Services do a thorough assessment of your entire IT infrastructure, including onsite and cloud-based hardware and software systems, networking equipment, printers and copiers, and data storage facilities, you can get a comprehensive view of how your business works, and how those operations can be made more efficient through strategic improvements and properly managed and maintained business technology.

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The Technology Behind Cryptocurrency Will Do Much More In Time.

There are enough new technologies today that it can be hard to keep up with all of them. One technology that is leaving a lasting mark is blockchain. The technology behind the ever-popular cryptocurrency Bitcoin (and every other cryptocurrency), is quickly becoming a household name.
Here is a brief look into blockchain technology, how it works, and what kind of innovations businesses can use to make it work for them

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Building more effective organizations through comprehensive project management.

Nothing is more frustrating to the modern business owner than unfulfilled expectations. The completion of projects is a big part of business growth. If you are having problems with the completion of your business’ projects, Mega-Byte’s IT professionals can provide you with a solution via our e-management platform.

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