How End of Life for Windows 7 Could Impact Your Business

Are you currently using Windows 7? Did you know that after January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or support for PCs or desktops running Windows 7?

What is End of Life?

End of life is the phrase that Microsoft uses to identify the period when the company will no longer support an operating system or application. This means that on January 14th, 2020, Microsoft will move on from Windows 7 never updating or patching security issues again. This usually means that bots, worms and hackers will try to infiltrate and do as much damage as they can. Windows 7 will be vulnerable in a short period of time.

How many people are still using Windows 7?

You might be surprised to learn that Windows 10 only recently became the most popular Window version in the world at the end of the fourth quarter of 2018, taking the crown from Windows 7. At that time, Windows 10 captured 39% of market share, compared to 37% for Windows 7, according to Net Applications. To put that into perspective, there are more than 1 billion Windows users around the world. We anticipate hundreds of millions of people are going to be affected by this change.

What does this mean for your business?windows 7

JENLOR works directly with businesses to inventory computer work stations in an effort to keep companies safe. Cyber security is something that should be taken seriously and without the proper knowledge and experience, you could be putting your business at risk.

There are two ways JENLOR can help you:

  • Upgrade the operating system to Windows 10.
    • We recommend that if your operating system is under 3 years old, to buy the software and upgrade to Windows 10.
  • Buy a new computer system.
    • If your computers are greater than 3 years old, we recommend your computers be upgraded. Based on your business needs, we can upgrade your computers in waves or all at once.

Contact us today to setup a free consultation to begin to make steps towards a secure computer work station beyond January 14, 2020.

New Year and New Faces at JENLOR

Over the past few months, JENLOR has expanded our support team with new members.  We would like to take this time to formally introduce you to our newest hires Douglas Foster and Chad Walker, who joined Chris Schoen’s Helpdesk team.  Both of them add more depth and coverage to our customer base.  We look forward to their contributions!

 

Douglas Foster
Systems Engineer

Douglas has been in the IT field for 4+ years with a passion around cyber security.  He will be responsible for fielding inbound requests such as Helpdesk support, troubleshooting, and pre-staging customer equipment.  Douglas relies on an easy-going, methodical approach to his work.  Douglas is a very friendly and positive person when interacting with his coworkers and customers.

 

 

 

Chad Walker
Systems Engineer

Chad has also been in the IT field for 4+ years, starting his career as an intern and eventually growing into a Senior Specialist before joining JENLOR.  Chad has extensive experience in technical support, networking, and customer service.  Chad will be counted upon for fast and reliable support to our customer base.  Chad is a high-energy person, who is able to work quickly towards resolution, with a strong technical mind and continues to absorb new information.

JENLOR Client Featured on NTEN.org About Moving to the Cloud

On October 26, the Nonprofit Technology Network featured a story about JENLOR client Family
House, which provides housing for patients and caregivers who travel to Pittsburgh for medical
care.


The story relates how JENLOR helped Family House move from an outdated and inconsistent in house network and storage structure to a new cloud-based system. JENLOR provided the following solutions for Family House:

•successful migration to a cloud based solution
•over $100,000 in savings
•updated hardware
•remote desktop access

Read the full story here.

Thanks to NTen and Family House for sharing this project success!