LONDON & SIOUX FALLS, S.D.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The ATM Industry Association (ATMIA) has released a report analyzing the risks of not properly preparing for the migration from Windows XP to a Windows 7 operating system following Microsoft’s end-of-support for XP in April this year. The report recommends steps for mitigating or eliminating risks of the upcoming end-of-support and is aimed at helping ATMIA members understand the full impact.
“This is the most important change to the global ATM industry in this year and all our members need to read this report to be fully prepared,” Mike Lee, CEO, commented. “After April 8, Microsoft will discontinue Windows XP support services, including security updates, non-security hotfixes, free or paid assisted support options, and online technical content updates. No company can afford to ignore such an important change.”
The report outlines the risks of continuing to operate on the Windows XP platform after the end of the support lifecycle, including software security risks and jeopardizing compliance certification status. It also explains the steps that can be taken to address these risks. The report was considered necessary after ATMIA conducted an international industry readiness survey in 2013, which indicated good awareness of the coming migration but insufficient real readiness for the change at the time.
Access to this report and an extensive library of ATM best practices are among the many benefits available to all ATMIA members. Membership is open to financial institutions, independent ATM deployers, payment processors, service providers, and all other industry constituents. For more information about ATMIA, contact U.S. Executive Director, David Tente.
The ATM Industry Association, established in 1997, is a non-profit global trade association with approximately 4,000 members in 60 countries. As an independent, non-profit trade association, our mission is: to promote ATM convenience, growth and usage worldwide; to protect the ATM industry's assets, interests, good name and public trust; and to provide education, best practices, political voice and networking opportunities for member organizations. If you wish to join, please contact a member of the ATMIA team. Follow ATMIA: LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube.