As of April 8, 2014, Microsoft will no longer offer extended support for Windows XP. The stalwart PC operating system has enjoyed more than a decade of success, and a fair share of business customers are in no rush to part ways. The approaching Windows XP end-of-life date leaves these IT shops with some big decisions to make. Do we really need to upgrade? If so, to what operating system? And how? If the Windows XP end of support has these questions bouncing around your head, here are some important considerations to take into account as you search for answers.