Millions of businesses using Microsoft products are unaware that in 2020 they will find their software is no longer safe to use, says Evaporate – a Swindon-based technology company.
Rob O’Gorman, technical consultant for Evaporate, is offering a free download of “The 2020 Problem” to help business owners prepare for the end of life software emergency.
“Once Microsoft ends the life of certain software in just 12 months, it will be a shining
beacon for hackers,” said Rob. “We believe some hackers are already storing up
vulnerabilities they’ve found in the software. When Microsoft stops supporting it, they’ll
effectively be unstoppable.”
According to Evaporate, on 1 January 2020, many businesses will experience problems with their Microsoft products due to end of life software issues. The products will no longer be supported by the company with updates or security patches.
It represents a GDPR issue that can cost businesses thousands, in addition to downtime and loss of revenues.
The affected software includes:
• Windows 7
• Office 2010
• Exchange 2010
• Small Business Server 2011
• Windows Server 2008
Companies may already be experiencing a taste of things to come. Some businesses are
finding that their computers are taking longer to wake up when they’re turned on.
“The 2020 Problem” from Evaporate is written in easy to understand language and provides a simple way for businesses to discover if their software will no longer be supported by Microsoft, thereby opening the door to cyberattacks GDPR issues, and lack of CPI compliance.
With less than a year before the changes go into effect, the guide will help businesses prepare, plan and implement new software and transitional strategies.