Since the release of Windows 10 in 2015, the Windows 7 Operating System has become increasingly antiquated. Continuing to run systems with Windows 7 exposes networks to an increasing amount of risk and expense as time goes by.
As of October 31, 2019, no devices will be manufactured with Windows 7. Beginning January 14,, 2020, Windows 7 will continue to operate, but will not receive updates or support from Microsoft. PCs that are still running Windows 7 after this date should not be considered protected and are a risk to the security of then network. Along with the immediate concern of unprotected computers, old Windows 7 devices represent an opportunity cost in lost productivity. The support and performance expenses of these devices has been estimated to be as high as $2,300 per user per year.
There are many benefits of upgrading to Windows 10 in addition to leaving an outdated device behind. The new Windows 10 devices are easily able to run 8 or more apps at once. Windows 10 will be offered as a service. Traditionally, updates from Windows would be released every few years, with significant changes. New features will be delivered to the Windows community as soon as they are available to allow users to test what Microsoft is developing. This can help organizations avoid the high cost of replacing devices for a new operating system.
Why Users are Encouraged to Modernize
Over time, the workplace has evolved from classic to modern. The classic workforce can best be described as a 9 AM to 5 PM job where all work occurred in the office. Emails and files were only accessible from the computer in the office.
The modern workforce gives employees the ability to work from multiple devices, anywhere, any time. With the concept of “as a service” offerings in the cloud, the possibilities are endless. Users can now access their files and emails from any device. There are multiple device platforms and many organizations operate under a bring your own device (BYOD) policy. The modern workforce can also offer open workspace, allowing employees to collaborate with each other more freely.
We have evolved from a workplace that requires everyone to come into an office and work from the same device to a world where employees can work from anywhere on any device. We are on the road to digital transformation, using technology to simplify every aspect of our work and personal lives. The world of technology is evolving at a fast pace and we need to be able to keep up.
Windows 10 is the most secure version of the Windows operating system ever. Leveraging the power of 8th Gen Intel Processors, devices have up to 80% better performance and 2.1x better multi-tasking. It was developed for managing a mobile workforce. These devices come with built-in security features that integrate flawlessly with Office 365.
Moving to Windows 10 will give your organization a head start by moving into the modern workforce. Cut your costs, simplify IT management, and protect your data and devices, all by switching to Windows 10.
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