Windows XP and Office 2003 are coming to end of life on April 8, 2014.

The purpose of this newsletter is to inform you of vital information relating to your PC assets so that you can make the best and optimal decisions. There is potential security and cost implications. We therefore urge you to read this letter carefully and consider the recommendations.

Windows XP and Office 2003 are coming to end of life on April 8, 2014.

Microsoft is retiring support for Windows XP and Office 2003 on 8 April 2014. After this date Microsoft will no longer provide hot fixes, product updates, and most critical, security patches for Windows XP and Office 2003. This could affect your internal network security and regulatory compliance and potentially expose secure customer, partner, employee and organizational information. There is a high risk that malware targeting XP will increase. To avoid exposure to increased security risk, it is highly recommended that you do not continue to operate technologies once they are out of official support. That’s why we recommend that your business update its operating system.

We urge you to move quickly. As we all appreciate, changing infrastructure requires proper planning and preparation. We are committed to using our experience and expertise to assist you. For assistance, please submit an e-quotation here.

Only trust genuine software. Using non genuine software is not worth the risk. Those who commit copyright infringement may be liable to fines of up to RM20,000 per copy and/or imprisonment of up to five years. Recently a manufacturer of healthcare equipment in Penang was raided for using non-genuine software. Read more (Source : The Star Online).

The Ministry of Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism (MTDCC) has been monitoring about 20,000 companies for potential copyright infringement. Read more (Source : Bernama).

Is your organisation using genuine software? If you want to test and verify that you are using only genuine software, conduct proper Software Asset Management process or contact us and we can help.

Avoid mis-licensing risk.
It has come to our attention that some customers are using Windows Professional on their PCs without having a license for the PC. These customers are exposed to potential significant and unbudgeted costs in order to rectify the problem.

For customers who have not correctly licensed genuine Windows Professional on their PCs, we can assist with options to correctly licensed version of Windows Professional (8 or 7) on their PCs.

Source:microsoft@e-mail.microsoft.com

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