Big Trouble for Windows XP Users


Big Trouble for Windows XP Users


Microsoft will soon retire service and support for Windows XP, and with the deadline under a year away, your customers need to migrate from Windows XP to avoid the risk of business disruption and unforeseen IT and MDM support costs.

WINDOWS XP is a 12+ year old OS technology that lags behind by 3 full product cycles  

30 % of machines in the US run on Windows XP

20 million Number of PC’s in the US

90 million the estimated number of tablets in the US

“Organizations that continue to retain a Windows XP environment not only are leaving themselves exposed to security risks and support challenges but also are wasting budget dollars that would be better used in modernizing their IT investments.”


Security Threats like never before

  • Malware: Increased from 1,000 in 1996 to millions in 2012
  • Hacktivism: Threat to business increased   70% in the first ½ of 2012 as opposed to first ½ 2011
  • Vulnerability: Windows XP is 3 times more vulnerable than Windows 7 SP1.


Impact to Business

  • SECURITY RISK: Without critical security updates, PRC is vulnerable to harmful viruses, spyware & other malicious software which can steal or damage business data.
  • DOWNTIME: Risk of system failure & business disruption could increase due to End of Support.
  • NO GUIDANCE:  Online & phone-based technical support will no longer be available.
  • SOFTWARE ISSUES: Many software & hardware vendors will no longer support products that are running Windows XP.


Marcus Networking

Operating Systems are the heart beat of a business’s infrastructure. How to deal with the changes to your business OS should not stop the heart of your business from beating. MNI can help you to make the decision that is in the best interest of your business.



(*Sources: Lenovo,,, Flurry Analytics,, IDC White Paper, Mitigating Risk: Why Sticking with Windows XP Is a Bad Idea May 2012.)