Organizations that continue to retain a Windows XP environment not only are leaving themselves exposed to security risks and support challenges but also are wasting budget dollars that would be better used in modernizing their IT investments.
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Why Sticking with Windows XP Is a Bad Idea (May 2012)
The increasing new technology in mobile computing and the sophistication of network security attacks will test the performance of XP when the support ceases. Enterprises need to consider the functional costs and the vulnerability of their PCs if they continue with the existing OS.
Allan Tong, Director, Asia Pacific, Frost & Sullivan
For us, moving to Windows 7 and Windows 8 was a no-brainer, it has lots of modern security built in and so gives us comfort we are not left unprotected. Productivity-wise, it allows our staff to benefit from all the new features of Windows including secure mobile access from laptops and tablets. Prior to upgrading, we were starting to spend extra time and money having to respond to service requests associated with the old operating system. By moving to Windows 7 and Windows 8, we can deliver consistent IT standards and tools across the company, without compromising our desire for greater efficiency. As a business person, I have great peace of mind with this decision.
Mr. Nguyen Quang Trung, General Director of TAFICO
Windows XP has been a major platform that both consumers and business alike have depended on for many, many years now. And yet with the termination of extended support for XP looming ahead, it is important that preparations be made to migrate to newer versions of the OS in order to make sure that users can continue to rely on their systems.
Bryan Ma, Associate Vice President of Client Devices Research, IDC Asia/Pacific.
Deploying Windows 8 on Intel processor-based devices during the migration from Windows XP will deliver better security, manageability, performance, battery life and total cost of ownership. Intel architecture provides seamless integration and complete compatibility - companies can enjoy compatible applications, peripherals, and drivers, ensuring a smooth Windows 8 Enterprise integration while protecting our customer's infrastructure investments.
Nadia Steere, Director of Intel Software & Services Group, Microsoft Marketing Alliance
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