Submitted by: Bruce Marshall, Partner Channel Development Manager, Microsoft Community Connections

Businesses using Windows Server 2003 will be at risk starting on July 14th, 2015. End-of-support means that Microsoft will no longer issue technical support or security updates for this product. Businesses running Windows Server 2003 past July 14 will be exposed to these risks:

  • Threats to business applications, such as payroll, HR, and accounting applications that could interrupt your daily business operations.
  • Elevated danger for cybersecurity attacks, leaving you more susceptible to customer data theft and costly security breaches.
  • Non-compliance with PCI security standards, which could impact your ability to collect credit card payments.
  • Breaches of HIPAA data policies for businesses that handle client healthcare data.

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