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26
Mar
2019
How Many Days Until 1/14/2020?

How Many Days Until 1/14/2020?

Not Many!

 

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Windows 7, the stalwart of modern Windows operating systems is approaching its end of life.

If you purchase a machine today, you're going to get Windows 10 -- it's a solid operating system overall.

However, there are many users still stuck with their Windows 7 computers. I get it, change is tough. However, Windows 7 is beyond its "normal lifespan" and is in "extended support" with Microsoft. That support ends in early January 2020. You need to plan now for moving to Windows 10, don't wait until December of 2019. Some quick basic reasons to NOT wait:

Ransonmware Protection - Computers running older versions of Windows are more vulnerable to ransomware. Windows 10 has a feature to thwart ransomware from locking up a user's work and personal documents on their computer.

Stronger Malware Security Tools - Windows 10 comes with Windows Defender Exploit Guard, which scans for, quarantines and removes malware. In addition to ransomware protection, it includes other tools that can be used to stop zero-day attacks, to block and quarantine malicious programs on your computer or office network, and to isolate infected computers on your network.

Safer Web Browsing - Windows 10 helps protect your browsing by using something called the Edge browser inside a virtual machine. If you or an employee unknowingly contracts malware by visiting a malicious website, it won't be able to damage the computer or the network, because it will be confined inside this virtual machine.

More Efficient Updates - Windows 10 significantly streamlines the update process by identifying what changes your operating system needs and downloads only those specific updates. Your computer won't have to download a larger package.

 

Our recommendation for our clients is to replace or in-place upgrade at least a few of your workstations per month to ensure you are fully up-to-date by the January 14, 2020 deadline.  We also recommend you start replacing the oldest Windows 7 computer(s) first.

Not all computers have to be replaced with a new one.  Some Windows 7 computers can be upgraded to Windows 10.  At navitend we recommend that the computer has at least 8GB RAM, i5 Processor or higher, and at least 50GB of free disk space.

Here's a basic quick list of reasons to purchase a new computer:

Is the computer(s) four or more years old?

Do you need (not want) better hardware (e.g., SSD, Bluetooth, more RAM, etc.)?

Has the Internet gradually started to load more slowly?

Is new software barely meeting or failing to meet its minimum system requirements?

If you are answering YES to 2 or more of these reasons, then YES it's likely time to upgrade.

 

We don't want you to run out of time - feel free to reach out to us here at navitend.  973.448.0070 ext 312 or visit our website www.navitend.com 

Testimonials

  • "Our company is more efficient and has grown as a result of navitend’s work. navitend helped us get to the next level."

    Greg Niccolai / Madison Insurance
  • "I look forward to working with you again in the future. Once again, thanks to your organization for your prompt response."

    Luke Wolters / Luke Wolters Tax Consultants
  • Having had IT support in the past that left a lot to be desired, working with Navitend is a refreshing change! They are always responsive, knowledgeable, and courteous no matter whether the problem is huge or even user error. I am so grateful my organization changed to navitend!!

    United Way
  • "I appreciate that they didn’t just build the application. They made it better by bringing ideas to the table that not only made for a better user experience, but also kept the development costs down."

    Andy Lynch / North Star Marketing
  • "We've dedicated our lives to growing our retail and ecommerce business and it's a relief to have found a company like navitend who treats our business likes it's their own. navitend's personal approach to project management and problem solving are top-notch."

    Stamatis, Co-owner Twisted Lily, Fragrance Boutique and Apothecary
  • It works!!  You rock!!!!!!!!!!

    Robert Vogel, C12 Group San Antonio
  • Do you need IT help? Are you tired of being frustrated by technology issues? Would you like to go to work everyday and know that all those headaches are being taken care of? Then look no further, navitend is your answer.

    Kathy Molyneaux - Friends Life Care Partners
  • “Navitend’s expertise helped our firm over the past year to effectively elevate our I.T. game, powering our website into a highly interactive tool. Well done to Frank and his team!”  

    Chuck Steege, CFP®, CEP, President, SFG Wealth Planning Services, Inc.
  • "Thanks so much!  You are a class act!  
    You and your team have really done an excellent job on this!"

    Steve Van Ooteghem, The C12 Group in Houston, Texas
  • I am truly impressed by the focus the team places on the requests from our company. They listen, and no matter who I get on the phone, I get the answer that I am looking for. I can tell that they keep excellent notes, and it is because of this level of detail that engineers/technical support staff are always up to date on knowledge of our systems. They are patient, professional, and incredibly nice as individuals. They have provided assistance even on days when they were out of the office. With every request, they have made sure that they review the details with us to ensure that the information/questions were captured accurately. Truly an excellent team!!

    Josefina and Christian Abboud
  • "Thanks so much again for taking care of everything in such an expedient manner. It's a pleasure to work with navitend and its staff as always!"

    Lawrence Wolfin / Textol Systems, Inc.
  • "navitend has been a great IT partner for our company.  Their helpdesk response time is the best I have experienced in my 30 year career.  navitend has helped me to have great IT services without the need to have a full time, in house, technician at significant savings to our company."

    Bob Bradley, President, Bradley Graphics
  • "You guys are OUTSTANDING! Thanks for all you’ve done to make this transition seamless."

    John Bryant, CEO, Christ's Home
  • "I am writing this to tell you how pleased the Township of Andover is with the services provided by navitend. It has been a wonderful working relationship, I am so impressed and they come with my most highest recommendation."

    Jayme Alfano / Andover Township
  • I highly recommend navitend for their professionalism, integrity, down-to-earth advice and thoughtful recommendations. Every solution that they offer is unique and the most appropriate to their customers' needs.

    Paula Muller