Microsoft Windows 7 Reaches End-of-Life
Operating Systems Become Obsolete
In the ever-evolving technology world, companies like Microsoft are constantly working toward the next big thing. As new operating systems and devices are developed, it’s only natural that their predecessors eventually become obsolete.
Windows 7 reaches end-of-life on Jan. 14, 2020, when Microsoft will no longer support the popular operating system on laptops or desktops. Additionally, security updates and support for Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, and Windows 2008 R2 will also cease.
As many businesses and organizations upgrade to newer systems, what will happen to all that unused technology? Fortunately, Protec Recycling of Homewood, Alabama, has a solution for electronic waste.
By offering confidential recycling and disposal of outdated electronic assets, Protec Recycling helps provide convenience and peace-of-mind during your company’s transition from Windows 7. Call us today at 205-549-2120, or visit our Contact Us page to learn more.
Avoiding Impending Vulnerabilities
The “end-of-life” term is often used to describe the transition period when an operating system or application will no longer be supported. When Windows 7 reaches its end-of-life on Jan. 14, Microsoft will move to push millions of its users toward the newer Windows 10.
Unfortunately, businesses that choose to continue using the operating system will soon find their valuable information vulnerable to online hackers. Additionally, with no one patching security holes or fixing bugs when problems arise, companies won’t be able to call Microsoft for help, should their system experience a problem or get hacked.
While Microsoft views the move as a chance to dedicate their employees and resources to the latest technology, thousands of companies will soon be left with at-risk devices, including:
- 2-in-1 laptops
- And so much more!
As businesses move to protect their sensitive information from hackers, many will be fully upgrading their technology. That means those old electronic devices will need to be disposed of properly— protecting both your company’s confidential information and the environment.
Commercial E-Recycling Experts
When electronics age out of use, billions of pounds of e-waste are generated—a number that’s growing by up to 5% each year! No matter how many devices your company is upgrading, Protec Recycling can ensure your obsolete technology disposal is done safely and securely.
Electronics recycling is all about finding economical and environmentally safe ways to reuse, remanufacture, and dispose of old devices. Protec’s expert e-recycling services are perfect for commercial organizations in Alabama, including:
- Corporate and Financial Institutions
- Hospitals and medical networks
- School districts and education facilities
- IT departments
- Legal companies
- Government agencies
- And more!
Whether your company is recycling 10 devices or 1,000, Protec has you covered— but what happens to all that secure data and sensitive information stored on those old devices? We can handle that, too!
Protec-ting Your Information
In addition to recycling your company’s old equipment to the fullest extent possible, Protec offers data destruction and hard drive shredding services to protect your valuable information from security breaches.
In the event of a breach, tracking down exactly what information got out; who has it; and what they’re doing with it can be a massive undertaking— not to mention all the necessary cleanup steps that come afterward.
With Protec’s secure data destruction, you can actively protect your:
- Personal information
- Customer information
- Compliance documents
- Reputation as a trusted company
- And so much more!
If you’re upgrading from Windows 7 to new equipment, our expert team will work with your organization to carefully plan all deinstallation and data destruction services, avoiding all issues, delays, and potential breaches.
Call Protec Recycling Today!
If your company is undergoing major changes to prepare for Windows 7’s end-of-life phase, call Protec Recycling at 205-549-2120. For commercial businesses, government agencies, medical facilities, etc. we offer on-site services, hard drive shredding, and data destruction certifications.
We comply with all state, federal, and local regulations and data privacy laws when dismantling corporate installations and performing all e-waste recycling services.
Additionally, our No Landfill Promise means we recycle all electronics locally. Whether you need pickup or on-site services, we can find the solution that’s right for your business.
Visit our website to learn more.