21% of Servers Still Running Support-Free Microsoft 2003
Despite the fact that Microsoft has pulled the plug on support for Windows Server 2003, a recent analysis by Softchoice of nearly 90,000 servers found that just 21 percent of servers scanned in the first half of 2015 are still running on Windows Server 2003. That marks just an 11-percent decrease from the same period in 2014.
Just seven percent of the organizations surveyed have fully migrated to newer operating systems and have no instances of the old server operating systems in the environments. Businesses still running Windows Server 2003 after July 14, 2015, are more vulnerable to cyberattacks; and they could be found non-compliant with industry and government regulations, which could result in fines, loss of business, and the inability to process credit card transactions.