Time is running out for businesses running one of the world’s most popular computer programmes.
From 8 April, support from Microsoft will be downgraded for their popular, but ageing Windows XP and Windows 2003 products.
But surveys show that many businesses have no plans in place to upgrade their computers to the latest Microsoft operating systems.
Mark Swann of UK Business IT Ltd said: “Microsoft XP is a hugely popular with small and medium sized businesses with some estimating it has a 40 per cent share in the global market.
“However, from 8 April, support from Microsoft will be limited and this means that the constant work behind the scenes to patch up the system and detect bugs may be far less effective.
“We have contacted all our clients about this but there are bound to be users who are caught out.”
UK Business IT provide IT support for a wide range of businesses from its base in Salem Street, Etruria.
For further information on the Microsoft XP end-of-life issue, please contact Mark Swann on 01782 264455.