We all know that Windows XP support is coming to an end this April (Haven't you heard? Get2Modern is the new word!), but did you know that Windows Server 2003 extended support ends next July?

A study undertaken by Microsoft Partner, App Zero, shows that 62% don't have a plan to upgrade or migrate, or didn't know that EOS was even coming.

EOS can impact:

  • Bottom Line - $200,000+ /year on average for custom support costs post WS2003 EOS
  • Security/Compliance - Regulations such as HIPAA, PCI, SOX & Dodd-Frank will require regulated industries to run on supported platforms

35% of respondents are looking to move to the cloud, with another 39% who are unsure. With over 10,000,000 production WS2003 machines in use today - that's a lot of opportunity!

(Source: AppZero 2013 State of Readiness for WS 2003 EOS Survey. Download the infographic below)

To make sure you're ready to seize the opportunities, Microsoft has some great training to get you ready to sell and deploy Windows Server 2012 and Cloud Solutions.

Check out the Stay Ahead of the Game Technical Bootcamp Series for training, demonstrations and hands-on instruction on how to use the latest Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Intune, Azure and  O365 capabilities to deliver solutions to small and midsize organizations.

You can also use the Get2Expert tool to find the latest free classroom or webinar training, including training for Sales Specialist and Pre-Sales Technical Specialist for Private Cloud.