Windows 7 and Windows Service 2008 R2 End of Life

Following our recent ransomware post and alert —if your computer was a cat, and your cat has 9 lives, then … your computer’s time is nigh. Microsoft is on to Windows 10, and your time is up. Microsoft’s extended support for Microsoft 7 ended January 14th. While your computer still runs, it simply will prove too costly and unsafe to continue on your current operating system. You are at risk.

It could be as simple as one click. One simple click on the wrong email from any one of your employees, and your entire business is compromised. Ransomware encrypts all of your data and halts your business. The productivity and economic ramifications run deep. We don’t want to alarm you, but we want our alarm to remind you to check your secure score with us. It takes about two hours of your time, and it’s free. Knowing where your security rates today, will help you develop a plan that’s right for your business and move forward.

If you are one of the millions of PC users still utilizing the decade old Microsoft 7 operating system, you’re not alone. Nearly 40 percent of all PC users are, but in this case, safety is not found in numbers. Safety is found in upgrading. Here are a few ways we can help:

Check your security score. To understand your next step, you must first understand where you are in terms of security threats. The reality of Ransomware is ongoing, but there are affordable cloud-based solutions to back-up your data and to keep it safe. Operating on Windows 7 is one part of the issue. The other area for concern is operating off an old server that is easily compromised, even with an upgraded Windows platform.

Upgrade your software

To keep your staff productive and secure, at the very least move to a newer operating system. In fact, you may already have received a prompt from Microsoft to do just that (If you have auto updates turned on).

Increase your security

Move to the cloud. A private cloud ERP deployment may be among the best ways to lower upfront costs, reduce dependency on your internal IT department, reduce your total cost of ownership, and enable the flexibility and scalability to grow your organization efficiently. Velosio offers clients a new way to implement business management software solutions – Stratos Cloud. Migrating to a cloud managed environment causes minimal disruption to your business and can be accomplished in a day.

With a Stratos Cloud ERP solution, you can access the same functionality of on-premise software solutions in our safe and secure Stratos Cloud. Stratos Cloud enables organizations to benefit from cloud scale, mobility, power and reliability with a small up-front investment and virtually no maintenance.

Stratos offers managed cloud solutions built for your most complex demands and your toughest regulatory and security challenges. Stratos provides robust data protection, flexible customizations, integrations with other cloud and on-premise solutions, a guaranteed uptime and full disaster protection.

Benefits of Stratos Cloud ERP Hosting Include:

  • Reduced Costs
  • Customization and Integrations
  • Rapid Deployment
  • Industry-leading Reliability
  • Enhanced Security
  • Easier Compliance
  • Support
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Mobility

This isn’t like the year 2000 when we all feared the worst, and nothing happened. This has happened. Let us help guide you through your transition. The first step is knowing your company’s secure score to understand what’s right for your company’s scale and scope. We can show you how. Start by checking your complimentary secure score today.


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