The countdown starts today! With 500 days to go, businesses must prepare for the end of XP

23-11-12 / Lauren Loubser-Bell

  • Camwood today starts its official ‘end of XP’ countdown campaign
  • At this milestone date Camwood points out that “the end of XP support is a potential time bomb, and the clock is ticking.”

LONDON, 23rd November 2012 – Today marks 500 days until Microsoft officially switches off the lights for Windows XP, its longest-running and most-popular operating system. Yet businesses all over the world are still using XP, and hundreds of thousands of business-critical legacy apps are still dependant on this operating system. Unless these businesses have migrated within the next 500 days, their business-critical data will be left increasingly open to corruption, infection, theft or exploitation.

April 8th 2014 is Microsoft’s official end date for support of XP. From this date Microsoft will no longer provide any form of support for XP, including crucial security updates. All companies currently running XP are being encouraged to move to Windows 7 or Windows 8.

“A lot of companies are worried about the transition off XP and are fast running out of time to get there. But this needn’t be the case. Camwood has helped a huge number of companies complete their migration in good time,” said Kevin Gemmel, Head of Professional Services at Camwood, “”

“Microsoft believes 50% of enterprise desktops are running Windows 7. Other assessments put the number much lower. Whatever the true number, there is still a huge number of companies that need to migrate. The end of XP support is a potential time bomb, and the clock is ticking. With all the potential compatibility and security issues looming from legacy systems, businesses need to understand migration is a necessary step to secure their valuable data.”

With 500 days to go to this point, Camwood, the application rationalisation and migration specialists, now starts its official ‘Countdown to the End of XP’ campaign: Camwood intends to mark-off significant milestones over the next year-and-a-bit, issuing information to help businesses through the final days of XP.

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