WinVUG

Join us

Tuesday May 20, 2014
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Atlanta Journal Constitution
Dunwoody

Visitor Parking:
219 Perimeter Center Pkwy NW
Meeting:
Building 223, next to visitor parking

 

May Meeting

Managing Windows XP in the modern enterprise

After Windows XP’s end of life, companies are faced with support decisions.

No mainstream OS has EVER been supported as long as Windows XP has been. For example, at the consumer level Apple released OS X version 10.6 (Snow Leopard) back in 2009 and then dropped support for it about 4 1/2 years later. Looking at server platforms consider two that were released AFTER Windows XP, Solaris 8 and AIX 5, both of which are already past their end-of-life dates. All of these are significantly less than the 13 years Microsoft has supported Windows XP.

There are reports that more than 30% of POS systems and 95% of ATMs still run on Windows XP. A significant security flaw or even the knowledge that consumers' data is on the unsupported OS will be disastrous for merchants and banks alike.

Look at the trend of the global Windows XP base here and you’ll see that it’s market share is slowing but currently at about 25% of devices globally. How is your enterprise in comparison:

Come learn how others in the community are securing XP by isolating VLANS, limiting functionality, etc. as well as how to use newer technology to fix adoption issues that may make keeping XP unnecessary! Watch a demo of and get step by step instructions for using Enterprise Mode found in Internet Explorer 11 and other tools!