COVID-19 stay-at-home orders have challenged the very fabric of the U.S. education system, particularly when it comes to providing underserved students with equal access to remote learning capability. Commonly referred to as the “Homework Gap,” a lack of equality in the distribution of internet connectivity, computers, tablets, and other IT services outside of schools – and in student homes –... Read More
Technology doesn’t last forever, and this is especially true for software solutions. Granted, software is a little easier to upgrade than hardware, as they can be administered patches and updates remotely, but what happens after that support ends? Well, it turns out that the widely used Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 will both be reaching their end of support date soon, meaning businesses will need a plan in place to overcome these challenges. Outdated software is a routine problem in the business sector, especially for organizations that don’t routinely update their software and reassess their IT infrastructure. Of course, the fact that a lot of organizations don’t invest in the updates and patches is also telling, as not all businesses have the staff and support needed to implement these solutions when they are needed. We’ll dig into what exactly End of Support means, what else is reaching its End of Support date soon, and what you must do about it.
- Written by Ken Fletcher
- Published: 17 Jun 2019