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Windows support ends Jan 14 2020- Are you ready?

Save the date — on January 14, 2020, Microsoft is officially sending Windows 7 to the big server in the sky. Get in touch today to make sure your #business is prepared

No matter how strong you think your relationship is with Windows 7, it’s definitely time to break up. With support disappearing, continuing to use it could expose your company to costly security breaches and harmful viruses. Windows 7 won’t be given any patches to protect it from new viruses or security threats, which means all of your data could be put at risk.

While Windows 7 won’t stop working as of Jan. 14, 2020, it won’t have the same kind of security you enjoy now. And, for hackers or other malicious users, the end of that security could seem like a big incentive to start targeting Windows 7 users.

In short, it’s just not worth the risk to put your sensitive data in danger.

Improve Your Security with Windows 10

Regardless of the size of your business, one common need we all have is sufficient security. Windows 10 offers enhanced security and is designed for a world where ransomware, spyware, phishing attacks and more pose a daily threat. It has several features that can be enabled to enhance security and provide better protection.

For example, the Defender Credential Guard isolates certain credentialing information and only allows that information to be accessed by privileged system software. With this feature, you’ll improve protection against more advanced, persistent threats.

The Defender SmartScreen is designed to block users from sites that have been identified as having phishing or malware software, which can keep them from unknowingly downloading malicious files or being taken advantage of by scam sites and fake advertising.

The Defender Application Guard uses whitelisting to allow you to designate which sites can be browsed freely; if the site isn’t on the “trusted” list, the Application Guard can open it in an isolated environment, which will prevent it from accessing any memory, local storage, applications or corporate networks that might be targeted by an attacker.

This is just a short list of the security features included in Windows 10, and they can be selected according to your specific needs and concerns. While security is a top concern for any computer user, it’s not the only thing that businesses are looking for in a program. Here are four more reasons to love Windows 10.

Windows 10’s Need for Speed

If you’re used to booting up with Windows 7, you might want to strap on a racing helmet the first time you fire up Windows 10. By scaling back the unnecessary start-up processes and bloatware, Windows 10 offers a speedier start experience.

Return of a Popular Portal

When Windows first introduced its tile-based start screen with Windows 8, there was plenty of moaning and groaning from the tech community. But it turns out, that screen pretty much won us over, so Microsoft has included it in Windows 10.

This time around, Windows opens with a start button, then opens to the tile functionality. Users can easily customise the start menu to fit their usage and needs; from changing the size of the tiles to designating what folders they see to turning off certain tiles, there are an impressive number of ways to make it more personal — and more usable

If you’re looking for the right equipment to handle your Windows 10 upgrade, contact us to help you find the system that’s right for you.

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