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5 Reasons to Upgrade from Windows Server 2012 

It’s easy to delay upgrading your Server, whether it’s a time commitment or perhaps a knowledge gap and you need some guidance on where to start. Upgrading to the latest version of Server software is essential to ensure that your systems are running smoothly and are secure.  

Windows Server 2012 support will soon be coming to an end. If this isn’t enough of a motivation to get you upgrading to the latest Windows Server solution, here are a few more considerations:  

  1. Security Vulnerabilities

Staying up to date with the latest version of software reduces the risk of security vulnerabilities and cyber threats. As time goes on, hackers develop new techniques and target outdated systems more frequently. By upgrading, you reduce the exposure of your business to potential security breaches, data theft, and other malicious activities. Upgrading from Windows Server 2012, secures your infrastructure by providing the latest Windows Server solutions with advanced security features and regular updates.  


  1. Compatibility Issues  

As technology evolves, so do software and hardware requirements. By sticking with an outdated server operating system, you may encounter compatibility issues with newer applications, tools, and peripherals. These compatibility gaps can hinder productivity and limit your ability to adopt innovative solutions.  


  1. Support and Maintenance  

With the release of newer server operating systems, Microsoft gradually reduces support for older versions like Windows Server 2012. This means that you won’t receive security patches, bug fixes, or technical support when issues arise. Operating without proper support can lead to prolonged downtime, loss of productivity, and potential financial losses. From 10 October 2023, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates, non-security updates, bug fixes, technical support, or online technical content updates for this operating system.   


  1. Performance Enhancements  

Newer versions of Windows Server come with improved performance enhancements, including faster processing, enhanced scalability, and better resource management.  

  1. Compliance and Regulatory 

Many industries have specific compliance requirements that organisations must adhere to, such as GDPR etc. Running an outdated server operating system like Windows Server 2012 may lead to non-compliance with these regulations. Upgrading to a newer version ensures that you meet the necessary compliance standards and minimizes the risk of penalties or legal consequences.  

Bean IT offer many years of experience to take the stress of your IT requirements out of your hands. We create bespoke solutions specific to your business needs and offer on going support and maintenance to ensure your infrastructure remains stable, secure and optimised, leaving you free to get on with doing what you’re good at! 

Contact us on 0121 667 8977 or email and we’d be more than happy to help.  

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