In July 2010, Microsoft transitioned from providing mainstream support for Windows Server 2003 to releasing critical patches only. July 14th 2015 was officially confirmed as the end of Microsoft support for Windows Server 2003/R2.
There are 3 very important reasons below why you need to consider this announcement, as it could leave your business open to major risks:
- No updates will be developed or released after the end of support.
- No compliance, and lack of compliance with standards and regulations can be devastating.
- No safe haven, because virtualised and physical instances of Windows Server 2003 will be vulnerable.
The end of support and the end of life of Windows Server 2003 means your business needs to ensure it has a plan to migrate any applications and workloads currently relying on Windows Server 2003. What better time to consider our robust Denovo cloud platform?
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Free Technology Review for your Law Firm
Denovo Business Intelligence appreciates this may not be something our clients would normally be aware of, so we are therefore offering to review our own clients current technology status to allay any concerns.
Please note, if this announcement affects you, we can then help you consider the most appropriate options available to you. In essence, we can migrate you off of Windows Server 2003 and onto a platform that will provide you with the network security and reliability your business needs.
As part of our review we will explore whether a replacement Windows Server 2012 R2 suits your needs, or if it would be more beneficial to migrate you to our robust Denovo Cloud Business Intelligence platform.
Call our general enquiries number above and ask for Stuart Macdonald to book your complimentary audit review and options for your practice.
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The adoption rate of cloud computing services in the United Kingdom now exceeds 80 per cent according to new research commissioned by the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF).
In addition to finding that the UK cloud adoption rate sits at 84 per cent, CIF’s study, which involved surveying approximately 250 senior IT managers across the UK, 70 per cent of those surveyed expect the adoption rate to rise over the next year. Continue reading
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Cloud computing is fast becoming the digital backbone for many law firms as an alternative to in-house data storage and IT programs – the American Bar Association’s 2013 Legal Technology Survey showed that there was a 30 per cent rise in firms using cloud computing software.
Due to the benefits of security, accessibility and centrally managed data centres maintaining by trained IT professionals, nearly one-third of all the lawyers surveyed said they used cloud in their firm. What’s more, 74 per cent said convenient access was one of the main reasons they decided to make the move to cloud, followed by constant access and affordability. It seems clear that firms are using cloud to increase productivity, which in turn means higher profits. Continue reading
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Last month, research by technology services firm Reconnix found that many UK businesses are not ready to make the switch to Cloud computing services. Many of the respondents to the research said that they could not make the move due to infrastructure problems and a lack of in-house knowledge and skills.
However, the answer to firms in this position could be adopting a ‘Hybrid Cloud’ IT solution – where certain resources remain managed in house while others become managed externally. Although this may seem complex, especially to those who have little or no knowledge of Cloud, the benefits are plentiful. What’s more, moving to a Hybrid Cloud service can be less hassle than moving the a firms entire IT service and data to public cloud, which some firms may have security concerns with. Continue reading
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Continuing our trend of building on an earlier blog, which listed ten things lawyers must consider when choosing a Cloud computing supplier, this post looks at the migration process and concerns lawyers have towards.
A recent survey by Legal IT Professionals online asked a variety of law firms covering different practice areas: “If your law firm’s management asked for your advice regarding moving key applications to the Cloud, would you be in favour of this strategy?”
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