For those of you who are still using Windows XP and Office 2003, you should be prepared to switch to another windows. April 8, 2014 Microsoft will end the period of Windows XP SP3 and Office 2003. The effect is felt to be very significant for the world’s population, especially Indonesia for the level of business privacy and security of your computer. The estimated number of computer users in Indonesia is 26,880,336 and those registered as Windows XP users are 11,464,463. If you are one of the users of Win Xp and Office 2003, you should be prepared because there will be no support or service related to these two Microsoft office products.

Business risks from the end of support for Windows XP, Microsoft and Office 2003

  • There is a risk of system failure and disruption of your business activities, because there will no longer be support for these 2 products, because your software system needs continue to increase, but Windows XP or Office 2003 no longer support the software.
  • Security Risks: Without security updates, your PC or laptop is vulnerable to attacks from harmful viruses, malware, spyware and other malicious software that can steal or damage your business data and information.
  • Hardware and software vendors no longer provide support for these 2 products. This is because they can no longer get updates from Windows XP and Office 2003 to solve the problems they are facing.
  • The technical support available online or offline is no longer available to you or your IT partner.

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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