According to w3schools 14.2% of computer users are still using Windows 7.

Come January 2020, Windows 7 will meet its end. In other words, if you’re currently using Windows 7, you will no longer have access to any updates – including security updates, or Microsoft support.

No security updates mean that any vulnerabilities discovered on the platform, will not be attended to, putting you and your business in the line of fire.

What does this mean?

To put it simply, if you don’t upgrade from Windows 7, you are not only vulnerable to normal viruses, but to ransomware and data theft, which can have dire consequences.

Companies targeted by ransomware have to pay between R50 000 and R150 000, and most small businesses choose to pay up rather than lose all their information – be it financial data, customer data, billing records and more.

But why Windows 10?

Apart from securing your IT, Windows 10 has more advanced security features including features that do not exist on Windows 7 like Device Guard and Bitlocker.

Windows 10 is one of the fastest operating systems out, and with a few tweaks, Windows 10’s speed can be boosted further. While it’s always better to get a new computer, Windows 10 can still run on old machines. This will increase efficiency and boost productivity.

To find out more about upgrading to Windows 10, mail or sign for Hardware as a Service, a Hardware rental option that comes with Windows 10.