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BLOG: What's the price of not upgrading from Windows XP?

Frederic Paul | Feb. 7, 2014
Microsoft and its hardware partners really, really want everyone to abandon Windows XP by April 8. But the world won't end if you don't.

As Chrysafidis pointed out, upgrading from XP is a great opportunity to remake outmoded business processes as well as replace hardware and software. But that's a big deal that requires serious planning — it doesn't make sense to tackle a major project like that on Microsoft's timetable. Waiting carries risks — security breaches or aging hardware giving up the ghost at an inopportune moment — but so does rushing into an upgrade process you're not ready for or can't afford.

No excuse not to upgrade
Yes, you're going to have to upgrade from Windows XP, and sooner is better than later. But if you ask me, it's more important to do it right than to do it fast. Far better to leverage the opportunity to truly take advantage of what modern technology has to offer than scramble to meet the April 8 deadline just to end up doing the same old things on a shiny new PC with a shiny new operating system. (As long as you don't get hacked in the meantime, of course.)

Source: Network World


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