If you’re still using Windows XP for your office PCs, you may be risking more than you realise.
On 8th April 2014, Microsoft will no longer be supporting Windows XP and Microsoft Office 2003.
In other words, although the software will continue to work, Microsoft will cease providing security updates or technical support for these software programmes. As they say themselves:
“Security updates patch vulnerabilities that may be exploited by malware and help keep users and their data safer. PCs running Windows XP after April 8, 2014, should not be considered to be protected.”
So if you still have computers in your business that are running Windows XP (or Microsoft Office 2003), they will be vulnerable to malicious attacks, worms, viruses and trojan horses.
The biggest impact will most likely be on smaller healthcare organisations who may be unaware of the changes or may not have budgeted for any required upgrades and updates. The other group of businesses that will be impacted will be those that use practice software that requires Windows XP.
VaperTrail is compatible with all the latest versions of Windows (both 7 and 8) so it won’t leave you exposed.
So if you’re still running software that is leaving you vulnerable to malware, there’s no better time to change to the intelligent solution: VaperTrail practice management software.