Life After Windows Server 2012

If your business relies on Microsoft’s Windows Server 2012 operating system, we recommend you start thinking about replacing it. Now 10 years old, Microsoft will officially stop offering support for Windows Server 2012 on October 23, 2023. It’s not because anything has gone wrong with that system; it’s just because the newer operating systems are more efficient and secure. 

You might be tempted to continue using Windows Server 2012 until it no longer works for you, but there are some potential pitfalls in doing that:

  • Since there won’t be any updates after October 23, 2023, your system’s cybersecurity will be weaker putting your data at risk.
  • Your business won’t get any technical support, increasing the likelihood of performance issues and breakdowns.
  • Finally, depending on your business, using an older, unsupported operating system may not be compliant with data privacy customer regulations. You will need to move on and upgrade your system.

If learning you’ll need a new operating system just put you into panic mode, don’t worry! Starting early can help minimize stress and cybersecurity risks for your business. Plus, we are here to help! ICC will review available options with you, whether it’s replacing your current server or moving to a cloud server. We’ll handle the process of assessing the scope of work, upgrading your system, and testing and training your team on the new operating system.

ICC can help you keep operations running smoothly, and we would love to put a comprehensive plan in place to protect your data. We conduct a number of audits and tests, as well as put tactics in place, to significantly reduce the possibility of an attack, protect your data and most importantly – have the ability to restore it. Our defense strategy includes network security, email security, security patches & updates, employee education, backups and quarterly cybersecurity reviews to boost your defenses against cybercriminals and lost data. If you are missing one piece of the pie, you may be putting your business at risk and could be faced with significant business disruption and financial loss.

Ask us about upgrading your system and start planning now. Give us a call at 970-419-0602.

January 10, 2023

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