Year 2020 IT Software Problems

This is going to affect 1 in 3 businesses.


In 2020, some of the most commonly used business software is coming to the end of its life.

That means it will no longer be supported by Microsoft. So if there are any problems with it, they won’t be fixed. And it’s likely the software will be targeted by hackers.

Here’s a list. If your business is using any of this software, then you need to act quickly.

2020 seems like a long way away. But really, it’s not. And since upgrades can take months to properly implement, this is definitely not something you want to leave until the last minute.

End of life software causes big issues. If it breaks it won’t be fixed. That makes it appealing for hackers. They can exploit the old software to get into machines, knowing no-one will stop them.

It’s also against GDPR – yes that ugly acronym.

One of the requirements of GDPR is that organisations are supported by the right software. If yours is out of date, there’s no guarantee that your data is safe.

After all that time you’ve spent getting your business GDPR ready, can you really afford to take the chance?

We call this the 2020 problem. And we’ve written a guide all about it.

We understand if IT isn’t your thing you probably don’t know what version of software you’re using, so the guide includes some handy pointers to help you instantly see on your screen if you have a problem.

Download your 2020 IT Guide