253.777.0763    Get SUPPORT

Graemouse Technologies Blog

The Time Has Come for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2

The Time Has Come for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2

Software solutions don’t last forever. While patches and security updates can stave off the inevitable for quite some time, it’s impossible to maintain a specific solution forever. Support is eventually cut off, and businesses are left exposed if they haven’t taken the time to prepare. In the case of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2, you are running out of time.

Outdated software is an issue that all businesses have to deal with. The fact that so many organizations don’t routinely update their software solutions is pretty telling. For one, many businesses simply don’t have the resources at their disposal to make sure maintenance is performed on a regular basis. Granted, unless a business has taken substantial steps toward upgrading away from software that has reached its end of support date, they will have to suffer the consequences.

What Does “End of Life” Mean?

End of Life, also known as End of Support, is a term that is used to identify software that is not updated or patched after a specific period of time has passed. Certain Microsoft products can utilize the Extended Security Update, but only for a maximum of three years, meaning it’s more efficient and cost-effective to upgrade away from your old systems before they reach the end of support date.

What You Need to Do

How would your business be affected by a potential security breach? Since you won’t be receiving security patches or updates, you’ll need to consider this possibility. Following a major security breach, you’ll be forced to upgrade your systems anyway, so not only will you have those costs, but you’ll have to deal with the fallout of a data breach. It’s never too early to start taking preventative measures and think about the future of your infrastructure, as well as who will be responsible for the management, maintenance, and upgrading of your business technology.

Before Windows SQL Server 2008’s End of Support date arrives, consult this list of upcoming end of support dates and take the necessary steps to upgrade your technology. It’s better to do so now than wait until it’s too late.

We Can Help

Worrying about your business’s IT infrastructure is something that you simply don’t have time for. A managed service provider like Graemouse Technologies can help you achieve affordable and accessible technology support, including the updates and patches needed to maintain network security. We can even help monitor your infrastructure for potential End of Support software that will soon be outdated. To learn more, reach out to us at 253.777.0763.

Tip of the Week: Selecting the Right Data Warehous...
Are You Leveraging these Invaluable Business Tools...


No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Monday, September 16 2019

Captcha Image

Mobile? Grab this Article!

QR-Code dieser Seite

Tag Cloud

Business Computing Miscellaneous Avoiding Downtime Data Printer Apps IT Consultant Telephone System Virtual Assistant Help Desk IT Services Bing Augmented Reality VPN Applications User Tips Office 365 Technology Microsoft Small Business Network Money 5G Word Email Infrastructure Two-factor Authentication Supercomputer Employer-Employee Relationship GDPR Cloud BDR Gadgets Fraud Business Windows 10 Productivity Unsupported Software BYOD Windows 7 Operating System Training Unified Threat Management Managed IT Artificial Intelligence Password Human Resources Internet Innovation Google Drive Tech Term Telephony Identity Theft Router Virtualization Servers Vulnerability Comparison Redundancy Quick Tips Solid State Drive Office Criminal Employee Microsoft Office Business Management Networking Safe Mode Connectivity Staff Mobile Device Management Sports Cabling Information Processor Flexibility Software as a Service Computer Care Hackers IT Plan Malware Scam Data Security Backup Machine Learning Mobile Device Software Digital Signage Windows 10 CES Workplace Tips Hardware Google Docs Mobile Devices Holiday Meetings Wi-Fi Data Storage IT Support Cryptocurrency Server Network Security Net Neutrality Data Recovery Upgrade Online Employee/Employer Relationship Google Devices Business Intelligence Hosted Solutions Database Phishing Managed IT Services Data Backup Data loss IT Management Android Collaboration OneNote Cybercrime How To Emails Communications Spam Outsourced IT Managed Service Display Social Engineering Law Enforcement Chrome Blockchain Best Practices Government Tools Windows Passwords Cortana Website Content Management Credit Cards Saving Money Smartphone Internet of Things Managed IT Services HVAC Users Managed Service Provider Alert Data Breach Communication Inventory Voice over Internet Protocol Computer Data Protection Hiring/Firing Disaster Recovery Cybersecurity Paperless Office Browser Flash Ransomware Education App Update Settings Efficiency VoIP Computers Save Money Private Cloud ROI Encryption Social Media History Access Control Privacy Keyboard Tip of the Week Public Cloud Cloud Computing Remote Monitoring Facebook Smartphones Business Continuity Wiring Security Bandwidth Automation Vendor Botnet Wireless Internet Virtual Reality Title II Health Spam Blocking IBM Bring Your Own Device Password Manager Telephone Systems

Newsletter Sign Up