BRUNSWICK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- It is estimated that 40-percent of companies are still using Windows XP despite Microsoft's announcement that it will no longer service or provide security upgrades for the operating system. That leaves them at a greater risk to be hacked.
Coastal Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in Brunswick is a business that relies heavily on computers. From the personal trainers mapping out regiments for their clients, to physical therapists keeping track of the progress of their patients. They are in the process of switching from XP to Windows 7. While they are taking prudent steps to keep their information secure there are many others that remain at risk.
"Software tends to be one of those things that folks don't want to change if they don't need to. I think now we are finding with the expiration of XP and not being supported, folks are scrambling", said Nick Knowlton of Sym Quest.
Windows XP is not going to suddenly stop working, but the sooner you upgrade the better, to minimize your exposure.