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The importance of having a licensed professional handling patch management for your business simply cannot be overstated. Read about some recent issues with Microsoft patches and then contact us to determine what needs to be done to keep your company safe.

SECURITY BREACHES
Security patches and updates for Windows Server 2003 will no longer
be available after July 14, 2015. Older servers will be more vulnerable to
malicious attacks, leaving data and IP at risk.

DATA LOSS
Without patches or updates, critical data may be at risk. FEMA estimates
that up to 70% of small to medium businesses that experience catastrophic
data loss will fail within 12 months.

NON-COMPLIANCE
Businesses that are subject to regulations, such as Sarbanes-Oxley
(SOX), HIPAA, and PCI, may face stiff penalties and huge fines if they’re
still running Windows Server 2003 after July 14, 2015. What’s more,
businesses that accept credit cards may lose their merchant privileges if
they continue to run on an unsupported operating system.

APPLICATION FAILURE
When Microsoft support ends, applications running on Windows Server 2003
may not be recoverable if the OS fails. Users will not have access to the
tools they need, which could paralyze business operations.

RISING OPERATING COSTS
Older servers are more expensive to operate and maintain. They consume
more power, generate more heat, and take up more space than modern
servers.

Begin planning today for migration to Windows Server 2012 on modern hardware to avoid the risks associated with running Windows Server 2003 after July 14, 2015.

July 9, 2015

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