OS Migration Solutions to Prevent Security Issues
Without a modern OS, your mobile devices are a security risk
that could be putting your entire enterprise in jeopardy.
An Obsolete Operating System is a Major Security Risk
Each day an enterprise continues using an outdated OS creates security risks that could bring business operations to a halt.
Microsoft’s Windows CE and Windows Mobile operating systems are both at their end of life, with support having ended in early 2020. However, many enterprises are putting off their OS migration as long as possible or resisting the transition altogether. But, clinging to outdated operating systems, such as the Windows operating systems mentioned above, will not only cause your operations to be inefficient, it will expose you to serious and avoidable OS security risks.
Our expert team at Peak Technologies can help customize a plan for your business to migrate and keep your OS operating efficiently moving forward.
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Evolving Security Vulnerabilities
Devices will be vulnerable to inefficiency, will fall short in performance and will be more likely to experience security breaches without patches and software updates.
Hackers and Data Breaches
Devices with outdated operating systems will be prime targets for hackers. Because the devices will not have had any recent security patches, they won’t be able to fight off new viruses and malware.
Exposure of Partners' Data
Not only is your data at risk by using an old OS, hacking and breaches put your partners’ sensitive data stored on mobile devices at risk as well.
Loss of Prospects and Business
If your partners’ data is breached on your watch, you’ll likely lose their business. Further, if a potential partner notices that you don’t run operations on updated software, you run the risk of losing potential business.
How an OS Migration Can Help
- Improved productivity due to frequent software updates, making sure certain devices are operating seamlessly.
- Protection of sensitive company and partner information from hackers, viruses, and malware due to frequent security patches.
Protect Your Devices and Enterprise
If you’re using an outdated operating system, your operations could be compromised. Migrating to a new operating system will help solve your device security issues. Once the transition is complete, it is important that your IT team monitor and implement appropriate security patches, software updates, and any other improvements. This will ensure that you are always operating at your fullest potential.
For a more in-depth look into OS migration and why it’s essential to your mobile device security, download our eBook today or contact our team at Peak Technologies to learn how we can help with the process.
Windows End-Of-Support FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions
All enterprise hardware running Windows Mobile/Embedded CE.
There is no migration path. Only 15% of programming code is forward compatible. Windows Mobile Version 8 and later aren’t compatible with Version 7 and earlier and Windows Embedded 8 does not support the many screen sizes, and form factors specialty devices require. Contact us to learn more.
There is no migration path. What is good to know is that some device models may be recommissioned to the Android operating system. Contact us to learn more.
No. Any device, including legacy hardware running Windows Mobile, will continue to operate. They will not stop working. However, Microsoft will not provide any security patches, updates or support for any problems.
Pretty much. Only a small percentage of the APIs from Windows Mobile are forward compatible with Windows 10 IoT Mobile Enterprise.
es. Telenet products like StayLinked are supported and have Android apps available for download.
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