Skip to content

What IT providers need to know about the windows 7 sunset

February 8, 2019

SHARE:

Windows 7 Sunset

Windows 7 Has Security Risks

The time is here: Windows 7 is officially reaching the end of its life, which means a big change for businesses still running on the program.

As of January 14, 2020, Microsoft will stop supporting Windows 7 in favor of it’s newer operating system, Windows 10. This means many companies need to update their systems or they’ll expose themselves to security risks. It’s important for businesses to work on upgrading their system before this date, though, otherwise, they run the risk of losing support entirely.

This isn’t the first time that a big switch affected businesses worldwide. In 2014, Microsoft ended support for its Windows XP program that impacted billions of computers. According to ITNow, many businesses delay the adoption of newer programs “due to the expense and the time-consuming work to update and upgrade computers, particularly for small and midsize businesses.” But, it’s important to upgrade for several reasons, and security is only one of them.

Upgrading to Windows 10

Sunsetting Windows 7 means most computers need to upgrade to Windows 10, and while this change may be inconvenient to some, the newer operating system comes with several benefits, chief of which important security updates. The Windows 10 programs are also faster and include an upgraded user interface that provides even more tools for employees and businesses to take advantage of.

You Can Use Field Nation Technicians to Upgrade

Upgrading to Windows 10 before the official sunset date doesn’t have to be difficult for your business. Using Field Nation, you can find certified desktop and laptop technicians nationwide that will manage the switch for your company. We have more than 81,000 service technicians in the field who are highly qualified and our platform will help you choose the best ones for your system update. You can learn more and sign up for our platform here.

 

RELATED RESOURCES

More from the field

Blog

Stories from the field: Chad Humes

For businesses, For technicians, Stories from the Field

In this Stories from the Field feature, we dive into Chad Humes's experiences, his perspective on the field service landscape, and his valuable advice for those starting their careers as a technician.

Blog

A technician’s guide to low-voltage licensing

Low-Voltage Cabling, For technicians

A critical step toward continued growth and opportunity in low-voltage cabling is obtaining and displaying the necessary licenses. Learn how a low-voltage cabling license may be beneficial and what it takes to get licensed.

Success Story

Pursuant Health integrated with Field Nation to automate documentation processes and increase accuracy

Integrations, For businesses

By connecting Field Nation and ServiceNow, Pursuant Health clients, employees, and Field Nation technicians can access work order information simultaneously. Real-time updates between the two systems provide essential visibility for all parties during the project lifecycle.

Success Story

Tap into the #1 labor marketplace for IT field service