Microsoft Windows Server 2003 End of Life – Compliance Issues

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 End of Life – Compliance Issues

 

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Microsoft Windows Server 2003 End of Life – Compliance Issues

Microsoft have announced the end of for Windows Server 2003 is July 14, 2015. The end extended support for Windows Server 2003 is July 14, 2015. Just like Windows ended support for XP in April, Windows Server 2003 will be consigned to the dustbin of software history.

Customers in industries where sensitive data is handled and compliance is required……. find that they are out of compliance, which could mean fines or being cut off from key trading partners

According to HP, there are at least 11 million systems running the operating system at present. Some of the key concerns customers face after the conclusion of the extended support cycle will include a lack of patches/updates/non-security fixes, lack of customer support and difficulty supporting applications. Customers in industries where sensitive data is handled and compliance is required, including government, local authorities, semi states, healthcare and banking, may find that they are out of compliance, which could mean fines or being cut off from key trading partners that seek to protect their own regulatory compliance status.
This is an issue threat needs to be tackled as soon as possible. Migration of Windows Server to a new cloud or fixed server solution requires a great deal of planning and coordination.

According to HP, there are at least 11 million systems running the operating system at present

With our background in IT server migration we have successfully completed numerous server migrations. We have also audited and implemented the ISO 27001 standard to companies looking for the latest compliance standard. Our experience has shown us time and time again that sound planning with a full understanding of how the server was setup was key in its effective migration.


If you have Windows Server still running and you’re unsure as to what options you have then feel free to call us here at 061-211444 or 1800-911000

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