2023 is here, and with it comes the sunsetting of various Microsoft products. That’s right — Microsoft is going to stop supporting numerous products this year, some of which your business may still use regularly.
Microsoft and other software companies have been doing this for years, so this should come as no shock. However, if you use these products regularly, you’ll want to pay close attention to this list and start upgrading ASAP.
If a software upgrade in 2023 means some old equipment gets retired too, what happens to that obsolete server, desktop, laptop, or tablet? Don’t send it to a landfill, recycle responsibly with Protec Recycling in Alabama.
Here’s what’s changing for Microsoft Products this year.
So, the software is out of date? What’s the risk of continuing to use it?
When software reaches its “end-of-life” date, it doesn’t meant the software stops working, but it does mean it becomes less useful and less secure.
No updates, either in functionality or security will be issued. When a hacker finds a way to access an unsupported product, nothing can be done to prevent whatever damage they have in mind. If that software contains sensitive information, it can easily be stolen.
For most businesses, upgrading software to replace products no longer being supported is just part of the cost of doing business. Unfortunately, it is often the case that new software requires new hardware to run it.
In Alabama, when it’s time to replace your old computers, network servers, and other devices, Protec Recycling is ready to help. We work with business, non-profits, IT services, institutions, and government to recycle all your old equipment safely and quickly, saving you time and money. We offer certificates of destruction for hard drives and keep your old gear out of landfills too!
From one-time recycling to regularly scheduled service, Protec Recycling helps you regularly (and properly) recycle old computers and servers. To schedule a pickup, call our office at 205-549-2120 or visit our Contact Us page today.