When Does Windows 7 Support End?


Microsoft Windows 7 support will be ending next year. What does this mean for PCs with Windows 7? For starters, businesses will need to prepare themselves sooner then later. Because Microsoft does not like to support operating systems (OS) for more than 10 years, Windows 7 end of life is fast approaching. First, we’ll discuss what is end of life support for Windows 7. Second, we’ll help provide an overview guide for your business’ next steps. Lastly, we’ll prepare you prior to next year’s end of life support.

Microsoft Windows 7 support will be coming to an end. Starting January 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide updates and support to Windows 7 devices. Knowing that Windows 7 support ends in about a year allows you to make informed technical decisions. For instance, if your company runs exclusively on Windows 7 PCs, now would be the time to start thinking about upgrading all devices. Chances are the PCs the business are using could be outdated and out of warranty. Furthermore, if your business, employees, or self use Microsoft products, Office 2010 will no longer be supported as well. We’ll focus this blog post on Windows 7 support and how we can help you prepare for end of life.

Why It’s Important To Assign User Rights


Handing the keys of a Ferrari to an 18 year old kid is ultimately a bad idea. The same concept can be said about providing all company employees administrative rights. The importance of user permissions is a critical business factor. One that may cost a business lots of money if not properly implemented. We’ll explain.

What Are User Rights?

PC Mag defines user rights as the authorization given to users (company employees) that enables them to access specific resources on the network, such as data files, applications, printers and scanners. There are numerous types of user roles. For example, a person can be a standard user, guest user, or administrator. These are only a handful of the type of roles company users can be. Typically, most company employees will fall under the category of standard users. These individuals can perform day-to-day tasks dedicated to their specific job role without needing higher level user rights. An employee with higher rights can wreak havoc on a computer, or worse, on a company network. The last issue a business wants to experience is an employee’s PC being infiltrated by ransomware.

Is Your Business Safe From Cyberattacks?


Verizon’s annual Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) takes data from thousands of reported cybersecurity incidents and breaches in order to give business owners a snapshot of where cyberattacks are trending. Interestingly, small businesses account for over half of the victims of reported data breaches. Why do small businesses take up such a large part of the pie?

Cyberattacks can interrupt your daily operations (at best) or they can completely cripple your business (worst case scenario). We want to make sure that you don’t become a statistic! Read on to find out if your business is ready for a cyberattack, or if there are improvements that you can make to keep yourself secure.