Stop What You’re Doing and Modernize Your SQL Server 2008 Products Now

There’s been a lot of discussion around how businesses can prepare for end of support (EOS) for Microsoft products. Much of what’s been covered has tackled products with EOS dates in 2020, but there are products with EOS dates in 2019 — and SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 are on the list. Usually, it’s best to create a detailed action plan before upgrading or migrating your software, but the clock is ticking, and with EOS for Server 2008 and 2008 R2 around the corner, you’re going to have to [...]

By |2019-06-10T18:46:33+00:00May 31st, 2019|Blog, Windows EOS|0 Comments

Still Running Windows Server 2008 or Server 2008 R2? Time’s Almost Up!

If your servers are still running Windows Server 2008 or Server 2008 R2, time isn’t on your side. After extended support for a product ends, Microsoft stops sending out regular security updates for it. If you continue to use the product after its end of support (EOS) date, you increase the likelihood of malware infecting your systems. Before Microsoft ends support for Windows Server 2008 and Server 2008 R2, begin planning your next move. What does support ending for Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 mean for your business? Microsoft [...]

By |2019-06-10T18:46:50+00:00May 18th, 2019|Blog, Windows EOS|Comments Off on Still Running Windows Server 2008 or Server 2008 R2? Time’s Almost Up!

Using Exchange 2010? Read This

If your business is still using Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 for email, it’s time to reconsider your options (before it’s too late, and your business suffers). Microsoft is ending support for Exchange 2010 next year, and if you wait too long to decide on migration options, more than likely, you’ll open up your organization to unwanted malicious attacks from cybercriminals looking to exploit. The good news is there are options for businesses preparing for Exchange 2010 End of Service (EOS). What does EOS for Exchange 2010 Mean? Microsoft is ending [...]

By |2019-06-10T18:46:58+00:00May 10th, 2019|Blog, Windows EOS|Comments Off on Using Exchange 2010? Read This

Still Running Windows 7? It’s Time To Upgrade

If you still haven’t upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10, you’re not alone, but just because you’re in the company of others, doesn’t mean you should continue pushing off upgrading desktop computers at your business locations. Even though routine maintenance is essential to protecting data from an evolving threat landscape, many businesses aren’t updating software, which has become apparent by the speed at which cyber attacks are spreading from user to user. To reverse this worldwide trend of neglecting software, businesses should look no further than the operating systems running their desktops. [...]

By |2019-05-21T15:16:32+00:00March 28th, 2019|Blog, Windows EOS|Comments Off on Still Running Windows 7? It’s Time To Upgrade

Is Cloud the Right Fit for ERP Data?

Migrating ERP applications to the cloud is no easy feat, especially when much of the data is deemed business critical. While many businesses still have on-premise ERPs, many executives are now considering what the cloud has to offer, but despite improvements, migration challenges remain. Are organizations migrating ERP data to the cloud? Even though challenges lie ahead, nearly 70 percent of businesses are migrating data for ERP applications to the cloud, according to a recent study, titled “The Impact of Cloud on ERP,” by Cloud Security Alliance (CSA). From various industries — [...]

By |2019-05-21T15:16:42+00:00February 26th, 2019|Blog, Windows EOS|Comments Off on Is Cloud the Right Fit for ERP Data?

Microsoft’s EOL Products: Upgrade Options for SMBs

In less than a year, many SMBs are going to be asking themselves the following question: “Why did we wait so long to upgrade?” Of course, some SMB owners still aren’t aware what’s going to happen with the Microsoft products they’re using to operate their businesses. While many of these SMBs won’t see the true impact of not upgrading or migrating Microsoft products until breaches occur, there’s still enough time for SMBs to assess the systems they’re using to determine the best option. What EOL means for your organization Basically, [...]

By |2019-05-21T15:16:52+00:00February 15th, 2019|Blog, Windows EOS|Comments Off on Microsoft’s EOL Products: Upgrade Options for SMBs

What Microsoft’s EOS Means for Line of Business Apps

With Microsoft ending support to several of its products in January 2020, many businesses are left scrambling for solutions. While many of the technology giant’s products reaching the end of support (EOS) next year are operating systems (OSs), other applications, essential pieces of software, are vulnerable, too, if they’re not appropriately evaluated. Called line-of-business applications (LOBs), these programs need to be updated if the OSs they’re operating on is either upgraded or migrated to the cloud. What you should know about LOB applications Basically, any program essential to the running [...]

By |2019-05-21T15:17:05+00:00January 24th, 2019|Blog, Windows EOS|Comments Off on What Microsoft’s EOS Means for Line of Business Apps

Are You Ready for Microsoft Products Reaching EOS in 2020?

Are You Ready for Microsoft Products Reaching EOS in 2020? As 2018 comes to an end, there are several Microsoft products you should consider upgrading to avoid support gaps in 2020, including Windows Server 2008, Windows SBS 2011, SQL Server 2008, Exchange 2010 and Windows 7. Simply put, Microsoft will stop sending security updates for these products after January 14, 2020. In other words, if you’re still using these products after their end of support date, your data will no longer be protected from new threats. With data breaches on [...]

By |2019-05-21T15:17:17+00:00December 12th, 2018|Blog, Windows EOS|Comments Off on Are You Ready for Microsoft Products Reaching EOS in 2020?