What Does The End of Windows Server 2003 Mean For Our Accounting Software?
Since the recent announcement by Microsoft that they will be brining support for Windows Server 2003 to an end, it is vital that current users take the necessary steps and ensure you execute a migration strategy to protect your IT and Accounting System infrastructure after support has ended.
If you are still running Windows Server 2003 in your workplace or datacentre, you will need to take steps now to plan for a move to a new server but know the server cost for a small business. By migrating to a new server (Windows Server 2012 R2, Microsoft Azure or Office 365), you can rest safe in the knowledge that you will be getting concrete benefits to both your IT and Accounting Systems, including improved performance, reduced maintenance requirements, and increased agility and speed of response to the business.
If you are using an Accounting System that is installed on the Windows Server 2003 then it will most definitely need reinstalling.
If you are currently using Windows Server 2003 and have your Accounting or ERP System installed on it then we urge you to get in contact. By starting to plan for your migration now you will be ensuring that your business is able to keep running with maximum efficiency after support has been withdrawn.
When is This Happening? Support for Windows Server 2003 will end on 14th July 2015.
Anything Else I Should Consider? If your business currently relies on Windows Server 2003 meaning you have to reinstall or upgrade your Accounting System then there isn’t a better time for you to start considering a newer, more sophisticated accounting system that’s fit for the modern day business.
We have some great cloud based Accounting Systems available for anyone considering a change. Updating your Accounting Software to a new cloud based system may mean that in the future you will not need a replacement server.
If you are going to go through the pain of changing servers and migrating all your software and data then you really won’t get a better chance to update your Accounting System to one that can really help your business to realise its true potential.
If you have any questions or need further information about planning your move away from Windows Server 2003 and updating your Accounting System then please don’t hesitate to get in contact .
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