New FOI data finds 46% UK local authorities use unsupported server software

Posted: Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Author: Rob Ward

Nearly half of UK local authorities are facing security and compliance issues as they are using unsupported software. These are predominantly servers that have reached their end of life and which no longer receive security fixes or efficiency updates. A recent FOI request found that a quarter of borough and county councils were still using Windows Server 2003 and 38% using SQL Server 2005, which have been unsupported for a few years now. A further 94% are running Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 software, which are also rapidly reaching their end of life.

Our latest article explains the options open to councils and businesses using this old software and demonstrates the very real risks that they face by not taking a proactive approach to upgrading to newer, safer technology. If you’re in the same situation, it’s a must read.

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