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WS2003 EOS: A risk? Or an opportunity?



By Lainie Guthrie

SMB Solutions and Route to Market 

Yes, 14 July 2015 is just around the corner.

Yes, Microsoft is discontinuing support for Windows Server 2003.

And yes, you can’t afford to ignore it.

But—for a moment—forget about all the scary stuff you’ve read about what will happen if you don’t migrate by 14 July. WS2003 End of Support (EOS) isn’t just about the risks inherent in running legacy, unsupported, unsecure, and non-compliant software. It’s about seizing the opportunity and creating a strategy to lower your costs, increase return on IT investments, and secure your business. It’s also about ensuring you have the right infrastructure for your business – today and in the future.

Big Data, cloud, mobility, and virtualization offer new opportunities to expand your business. But new trends require a New Style of IT with built-in cost-efficiency, flexibility, resilience, and scalability. Migrating to Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 running on workload-optimized servers will transform WS2003 EOS from a threat to an opportunity – to deliver better business outcomes by:

  • Improving productivity
  • Enhancing collaboration
  • Increasing business agility
  • Accelerating IT innovation
  • Reducing total cost of ownership (TCO)
  • Increasing return on investment (ROI)

To help you understand what WS2003 EOS can mean for your business, we’re rolling out a series of webinars that outline your available options, the potential impact of each option, and how you can use this opportunity to launch a long-term, strategic initiative for creating an agile business for the future. And if you haven’t yet put a plan in place for 14 July, don’t worry – we’ll provide suggestions  that will help you navigate through this event so your business won’t skip a beat.

For more information on how to turn WS2003 EOS into an opportunity for your business, visit and register for the upcoming webinar, “What’s all the fuss about WS2003 EOS? Have you migrated? Should you care?”

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