So how do you know if you have any of the software mentioned above installed?
Take a look below at the icons, if any of them are familiar to you then you will need to take action.
If this looks familiar take a look at the bottom left of your screen now, if you see the same image you are running Windows 7.
If you see this interface when logging in to check your emails then you are using Exchange 2010.
If you see this gold coloured logo on your desktop, or in your start menu then you will need to take action. Office 2010 includes Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access and Publisher
Small Business Server 2011
Small Business Server is used within many businesses as it controls your network, but can also host your website and email. Be aware if you’ve ever seen this screen.
I am sure you all still remember the panic back in May when the new GDPR (Data Protection) laws came into effect. If you continue to run any of the software mentioned above after it becomes unsupported you will be in breach of the GDPR regulations as they state “companies must only use fully supported software”. Not a big issue in itself, but if you sustained a data breach (which will be more likely running unsupported software) then the Information Commissioners Office will use this to build a case against you.
So what action do I need to take?
I am sure you are reading this thinking that 2020 is still a long way away, but now is the time to take action before the potential for hacks, viruses and data breaches becomes real.
We work with over 180 businesses in the area and are already upgrading their infrastructure to protect their systems, data and company reputation.
Your first step of action is to book a 15 minute call with myself, Jamie, so we can talk through whether your systems will be affected. Please use the link below to start the process of securing your systems. If you would like to read more about the Microsoft 2020 ticking Time Bomb please request a copy of our book from the link above and my team will post a copy of my complimentary book to you.