Sunday, January 26, 2014


Did you know Windows XP will end to be supported by Microsoft with updates and service packs on April 8, 2014?

The technology giant Lenovo recently conducted a survey and found that 50% of U.S. Small Businesses where unaware that Windows XP was coming to end.

If your business has no Windows XP succession plan you may be faced with a "nightmare" stemming from virus and spyware threats, potential liabilities/compliance issues if your systems are hacked, and the potential for dramatic cost increases because software and hardware manufacturers have stopped producing new software/upgrades and equipment for Windows XP machines.

Lenovo also states in "Windows®  XP–A Compliance and Risk Nightmare in April 2014" whitepaper  "An additional area of risk for Windows XP systems is that many organized hacker groups or organized crime syndicates are developing attacks in anticipation of unpatched Windows XP systems. The reality is that after a short period of time from the EOL date,nearly every Windows XP system will be vulnerable."

The good news is replacing an old Windows XP machine will put you with the newer more mobile, sleek and user friendly technology centered around laptops, All-In-One style, or tablet style PCs running either Windows 7 or Windows 8.1.  The ACER ASPIRE V5-123-3466 laptop comes with 4 GB RAM, a 500 GB hard drive, and AMD Dual Core CPU and 11" screen all for only $309.00

If you want the more traditional desktop, check out the ACER All-In-One (AIO) PC features Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (available through downgrade rights from Windows 8 Pro) - 64-bit version - Intel® Celeron™ 1007U processor (1.5GHz) - 2GB DDR3 memory - 500GB hard drive - Intel® HD Graphics - Intel® HM70 Express chipset - 19.5"" widescreen LCD display (1600 x 900) - DVD±R/RW DL - Wireless - HDMI® - USB 3.0 - USB keyboard and optical mouse - 1-year limited warranty. Color: Gray (mfr#DQ.VHBAA.001) all for only $519.

Bottom line, folks you must upgrade or replace all Windows XP computers you are using in your business and, if possible, your home. JCW Computer Consulting, LLC ( is a CompTIA A+ Authorized Computer Service Center, HP Business Partner, Lenovo Business Partner; Google Apps, AVG, & ACER Authorized Reseller. We have Windows XP replacement solutions for practically every budget. 

Produced by by Joel Wilson @JCWCC_IT Technology Leader / Entrepreneur / STEM Advocate

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