SQL Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7 End of Support

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The clock is ticking

Technology moves on and major upgrades are an inevitable part of life in IT. In July 2019, Microsoft will be ending support for SQL Server 2008 and then in Janaury 2020, Microsoft will also be ending support for Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7.

If your systems utilise these platforms, now is absolutely the time to begin planning for life post-2008.

Doing nothing is not an option

Allowing support to elapse, without a contingency plan in place, means accepting the risk of potential downtime, the impact of data breaches or even worse. It may initially appear that opting to do nothing looks like the most cost-effective solution but, in the long term, it can prove very costly in financial and reputational terms.

Failing to create a solid plan means more than potential disruption to your business, you may also face;

No more critical security updates, in turn leaving your systems and your clients’ information vulnerable to data breaches

Failure to meet compliance and regulatory standards. There are significant fines from regulatory bodies to organisations that lose sensitive data and, in some cases, they can prevent you from operating with independence in your market

Heavy costs of maintaining legacy systems. Perimeter and internal intrusion detection systems remain vital, but when a core platform becomes obsolete, the actual cost of security quickly outweighs business value

The good news is – there are options!

There are options to take your business beyond SQL Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7.

Don’t leave it too late… Get BCN involved

BCN Group provides agile solutions to your IT challenges.

Our highly skilled technical team design, implement and support robust, risk free solutions. Meeting our customers’ business needs is at the core of what we do.

To maximise your business application performance, Microsoft recommends an upgrade to the latest version of both packages, and BCN can help with this.

Whatever option you choose, start planning now.

“BCN’s speed of response is good, and they’re well-known for going beyond the call of duty”

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