A Strategic Imperative: Why You Must Upgrade Your Windows XP Machine

I had a professor in college who always said, “Technology fails at the most inconvenient times.” It’s true- your computer decides to reboot when you need to access a document, it takes 30 minutes to turn on, your battery mysteriously dies, or you somehow become infected with a virus, slowing down your machine.

Nobody likes these incidents, and IT always does what they can to mitigate risks. And we all know, for you to be productive and efficient in your job, you need a computer and operating system that is reliable and secure. That’s why it’s so important for you to know that on April 8th, 2014, Microsoft will end support for Microsoft XP.

For government agencies, this means they need to make a swift transition to Windows 7 or Windows 8. This is essential to keep systems secure and protect IT systems. Failure to upgrade will lead to more calls to the IT desk, and IT administrators spending time on tasks that pull them away from more mission critical projects.

Our infographic (Download the PDF) looks at the ROI, time saved, costs, and related factors to help make the business case for upgrading. It’s clear, the time is now for agencies to upgrade – time is running out. What are you doing to prepare? The infographic below is your first step to building you business case – and an important step to protecting your agencies data and resources.

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What are you doing to prepare? Have you upgraded your Windows XP machine?



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