It’s time to bring your technology into the 21st century

March 29th, 2019 by Julie Lough

Microsoft to end support of Windows 7

Grand Rapids, Mich. – If your computer is beige and your network server is old enough to drink, it’s time to take a look at what 21st-century technology has to offer. Micro Visions Inc., a local leading IT managed services provider (MSP) started in 1989 – the same year the World Wide Web was invented – knows how to make business technology as efficient, secure and productive as current technology allows.

Helping Grand Rapids businesses run their companies more effectively with state-of-the-art technology for the past 30 years, Micro Visions offers advice and service excellence enhanced by research, lab testing, certifications and regular training to stay abreast of ever-evolving technology trends, tools and practices.

“Technology is always changing, so it is imperative that Western Michigan businesses stay current,” said Julie Lough, Micro Visions Inc. president and CEO. “If your technology is outdated and no longer supported by developers, your business could be at considerable risk of losing data and experiencing frequent downtime. You’re also more likely to suffer a cyberattack.”

Support and security updates for Microsoft Windows 7 ends on Jan. 14, 2020. If you are still running Windows 7 at work or home, now is the time to plan your upgrade. It’s not as easy as downloading a new version of Windows. Because Microsoft is also ending support for Server 2008, this is the ideal time to take a strategic look at how your IT environment is configured.

Using software or hardware that has reached end-of-life (EOL) is very risky, as the developer no longer devotes resources to ensuring its products are secure from emerging cyberthreats or are compatible with other applications. Check out Micro Visions’ blog on the signs you might be ready for an upgrade.

“We see businesses that are still using hardware, or software, where the manufacturer has even gone out of business,” said Lough. “We realize business owners are concerned about upgrades disrupting production, but if you partner with an experienced managed-service provider to guide you through the transition, it’s smooth and far less disruptive than using dated technology.”

For more information, visit Micro Visions Inc. at microvisionsinc.com or call 616-776-0400.