The end of extended support means the end of security updates as well as technical support from Microsoft. Clients have a few options:
- Migrate to a newer version of Windows: Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8. Many clients are choosing to upgrade to Windows 7. Personally, I prefer Windows 8 which offers fast boot times on par with smartphones and tablets, new security feature including secure boot as well as a new "touch" user interface.
- Migrate to another operating system like Apple Macintosh or Linux
- Migrate to a smartphone or tablet
- All of the above
IBM offers a free, online self assessment tool to help identify ways to increase worker productivity and reduce costs through a flexible workplace. See how you compare to other enterprises! Are you forward thinker or a laggard?