It’s been 12 years since the release of Windows XP, and while it had a good run, Microsoft will end support for both XP and Office 2003 as of April 8, 2014. That means that there won’t be any further tech support, security updates, and many new iterations of necessary software programs will not run on XP.
Why should you think about upgrading?
In the absence of security updates and support for your OS, your machines would become vulnerable to the ever-growing threat of malware and data theft. Antivirus software won’t be much help if your Operating System itself is no longer supported by the manufacturer.
Incompatibility with New Software
No Technical Support
Should any issues arise while using Office 2003 or Windows XP, technical support from Microsoft will no longer be available, leaving you with no recourse but a Google search.
The risk of system failure and disruption of your operations could become a serious problem – there will be less supported software, and increasing obsolescence of the hardware running your Windows XP machine.
What can we do?
The best and most surefire option to ensure your systems are protected and able to run the most current software, is to embrace the future and upgrade your systems. Windows 8 and Office 2013 offer you more security, mobility, flexibility and productivity than ever before.