Browser & Desktop Update Protection

Don’t feel forced to switch. To retain control, look to the Cloud.

Published on April 02, 2014

End of support of Internet Explorer 6 and Windows XP SP3 on 8th April 2014 is causing headache, heartache and expense within organizations around the globe.

The cessation of support for IE 6 and Windows XP is a classic example of external technological forces impacting business applications.  Specifically the impact upon business applications that are currently working perfectly well but that cannot run on the latest Microsoft operating system or browsers.

  • Existing essential business applications, which work perfectly well, are unable to run on newer operating systems
  • Innumerable applications become unsupported thus driving the need to source (and fund) alternative solutions
  • Countless users are at risk whilst working within an unsupported environment and/or will experience disruption during the upgrade, implementation and migration process

It’s NOT the end of the world, as you know it…

With a Cloud-enablement strategy, you can have the latest and greatest Microsoft has to offer WITHOUT compromising your existing infrastructure:  

  • Update your browser, but continue to use your IE6 dependent applications
  • Upgrade to Windows 8, and retain your existing hardware
  • Enjoy the latest and greatest Microsoft has to offer, without compromising your existing hardware infrastructure

The Cloudhouse technology suite extends the useful life of your software investments, and negates the need for hardware upgrade, by transporting existing client-server applications to the Cloud, quickly, cost effectively and with no additional investment in IT infrastructure.

This enables IT teams to update to the latest browsers without impacting applications that are dependent upon earlier versions and desktop upgrades can be made without having to purchase new hardware.

Additional information about our approach to protecting against browser and desktop updates can be seen here. 

Contact us to find out more about this one of a kind solution, which is delivered securely, reliably and with no impact to end user performance.

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