Guest post by Jason Richelson, ShopKeep POS
April 8th has come and gone, and chances are your small business is still standing. However, there is no time for a false sense of security if the Windows XP operating system is running in your IT or POS environments. The very first update Microsoft releases to Windows 7 and 8 will light a powder keg with a very short fuse.
Seize the Opportunity
On a personal level, I feel that the shift away from Windows XP should be seen as a moment of celebration and opportunity for small business owners everywhere. This is a momentous shift, given the huge number of North American retailers and restaurateurs relying on Windows-based point of sale.
To that end, I collaborated with ControlScan to produce a practical guide that can help you quickly identify and completely address Windows XP in your business environment. Download your free copy of the eBook here: https://www.controlscan.com/whitepapers/windows-xp-ebook.php.
Please leave a comment about how your organization’s shift away from XP is going.
About Jason Richelson and ShopKeep POS
Jason Richelson is the Founder and CEO of ShopKeep POS, a provider of cloud-based POS software for managing retail shops and restaurants. Jason opened a specialty food and wine store in 2004, which he grew to employ more than 70 people. As a retailer, Jason had many problems with his Windows PC-based POS system and while on vacation his store servers crashed, crippling the business. This was the last straw, and inspired Jason to build a more reliable, cloud-based POS system for small business owners like him. Today, ShopKeep exists to help make running a small business better. Visit www.shopkeep.com to learn more or follow @ShopKeep for updates.