Leading Provider in Managed Technology Services Alerts SMBs to End of Support
Teleco a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP), is helping small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) secure their organizations from
cyber-attacks, by addressing the Windows 7 “End of Life” policy that will begin in January of
Microsoft has announced that they will cease supporting the software, providing updates, enhancing security features and the software will essentially become obsolete. SMBs need to be aware of this transition
because cybercriminals are constantly inventing new methods and techniques to exploit weak infrastructure. If a business doesn’t adapt and bring in technology that can keep pace with the ever evolving security
threats that the modern business faces, they will eventually become a “sitting duck” for cyberattacks.
Many businesses handle problems like this in the same manner that they handle all other problems. Ignore it until they suffer a minor consequence, and after they feel some of the pain, then they react and begin solving the problem. However, this is a very dangerous strategy to utilize given the potential consequences. For example, we can look at the costs that some
major players have paid for insecure infrastructure. According to Time Magazine, “The Equifax breach cost the company over $4 billion in
total.” While small businesses can’t withstand losses like that, there’s also a stronger push from authorities for tighter cybersecurity measures, bigger
fines and harsher penalties for lax policies.
“Business owners need to act, now,” advised Penny Belluz, Director of Operations of Teleco. “Indecision is also decision. The majority of Windows 7 users will migrate to the cloud which coincidentally will provide many increases in security capabilities that could greatly reduce their need for ad-hoc security features, driving total cost down. However, the key to a successful transition is starting early because these things take time. Unfortunately, businesses who decide not to act, may place themselves in
even graver danger because they will be extremely susceptible to
cyberattacks, precisely because Windows 7 is obsolete technology and it may be too late.”
TELECO is a locally owned technology company committed to delivering specialized solutions and products since TELECO was founded by President Frank Littlefield and has grown tremendously since its inception. Our customers look to us to provide all their technology needs with a solution
that has the highest product quality and service standard. Today TELECO designs, installs and maintains all major technology solutions for any size business including on-premise PBX telephone systems, VoIP, Hosted and SIP Services, Video Conferencing, IT Managed Services, Surveillance Security Solutions, Point-to-Point Networking Solutions and Structured Data Cabling.
TELECO is also an authorized dealer for Tbaytel for Wireless, Home Phone, Internet and Digital TV services. We don’t just sell products we help you
implement technology to enhance your business. This philosophy and technology portfolio creates a one-stop solution and provides the
convenience of a single point of contact for all your technology
needs. For more information, please contact Teleco at 807-345-2900
or visit www.teleco.ca