Will My Windows Mobile Computers Still Work Even Though Microsoft Support Has Ended?: Modern & Mobile Mondays

Welcome to another installment of our series, “Modern & Mobile Mondays!” Each week, we are sharing a new way to help your business stay connected and on-the-go. Today, we are featuring our partner Zebra Technologies. Learn more about our partnerships with Zebra here.

Windows End of Life
By now, you are probably well-aware that Windows End of Life is here and Microsoft has ended support for Windows Embedded Handheld Devices. You might be wondering how this will impact your business and what steps you can take to prevent slow-downs. In short, your devices will continue to operate, but there may be unexpected difficulties that arise. Keep reading to find out answers to some frequently asked questions.

What risks are associated with continuing use of unsupported devices?
There are both security risks and operational risks. Operational risks include support, new applications, programming resources and bugs. Additionally, independent software vendors (ISVs) will not be creating new applications for these operating systems. Since the devices are no longer supported, it is more difficult to run new versions of apps, troubleshoot issues and more. Continue to install security updates to avoid hacks and unauthorized access to sensitive data.

Should I replace legacy models with new, Android devices?
There are many benefits to replacing older devices, allowing you to circumnavigate some issues that come up with operating unsupported devices. Now, there are several enterprise-grade Android handheld mobile computers for warehousing, manufacturing and distribution-related workflows that provide many functions and capabilities that were unavailable in past generations of devices.

How Barcoding Can Help
Our Android Resource Center can help you navigate the transition to Android. You can also contact us to find out how we work together to identify any gaps in your mobile platform. From looking for process improvements, to selecting the right hardware, to developing custom applications, to deployment and everything in between, Barcoding offers all of the services to help you achieve your goals while reducing risk and capital expenditures. Let’s create a supply chain that is more efficient, accurate, and connected with innovative technology solutions, together.

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