Upgrade Windows XP, Small Business 2003 & Office 2003 Before 2014 to Avoid HIPAA & PCI Fines
With less than a year left before Microsoft pulls the plug on its still-widely used operating system (OS) Windows XP, Windows 2003 Small Business Server and Office 2003, businesses, especially healthcare providers and anyone who accepts credit cardsn must have a migration plan or risk facing compliance issues. When Microsoft end support on a product, it means that they will no longer supply patches or hotfixes for it - which makes systems running these operating systems and applications very vulernable to hackers. In fact, you are a healthcare provider and are still running any one of these three platforms after the Microsoft cut off date, you will effectively be outof HIPAA compliance.
If you're still running these systems, the comuting world has changed a good bit. You have quot a few more options available to you, such as:
Should you stick with desktops? Or try something new? Like a tablet? or a Chromebook? Pros and Cons of Everything
- Small Business Server has been discontinued. Where does my email go now?
Do I really need a server? Or can I just go all Cloud?
Also, there are significant tax advantages to performing these upgrades before the end of 2013.