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What running Windows Server 2003 will cost you after July 14th 2015

Microsoft | Posted on March 31, 2015 by Joel Marans

It’s game over for those running Windows Server 2003 after July 14th.

It is critical that all organizations understand the financial risk and impact of running instances of Microsoft Windows Server 2003 in production after July 14th, 2015. That’s when the decade old server operating system goes end of support.

Windows Server 2003 going end of life means no more support. Period.

End of support means Microsoft won’t be issuing any new security patches, like the 37 critical updates they issued in 2013. And despite what some folks think, virtualized servers are still vulnerable to threats.

Organizations who continue to run Windows Server 2003 once it goes EOL will fail compliance audits. This is particularly relevant for organizations who are regulated by HIPAA, PCI, SOX, Dodd-Frank and others.

Are you ready for the financial cost of continuing to support Windows Server 2003?

Softchoice estimates it may cost organizations $200,000 or more per year to cover Windows Server 2003 with extended support in order to remain compliant.

You’re not alone. Softchoice will help.

Engage your Softchoice Account Manager – before it’s too late! Softchoice offers a wide variety of assessment-led solutions that will ensure your transition away from Windows Server 2003 is manageable and affordable.

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