Microsoft, a top software provider for both individuals and businesses, recently announced plans to discontinue support to several of their major products as part of an effort to invest in newer technologies and services.
Following that date, all technical assistance and updates for the listed products will no longer be available, which means that this software will transition into the final stage of the product lifecycle—the end-of-life (EOL) phase. And while you might think that using EOL software will have little or no impact on your organisation, the reality isn’t so simple. Continuing to use EOL software can carry serious ramifications—including cyber-security failures, limited technological capabilities, GDPR non-compliance concerns and invalid insurance claims in the event that EOL software causes a cyber-attack.
Put simply, using EOL software isn’t worth the potential risks. For more cyber-security guidance and cyber-insurance solutions, contact Verlingue today.
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