The release of the Windows 10 operating system is proof that Microsoft has done its research on what consumers and the enterprise were demanding from their operating systems. Not only did Windows 10 bring back the beloved Windows Start Button (which users struggled to adopt in Windows 8), but the operating systems boasts numerous features designed specifically for business and enterprise users.
If your company is still holding on to its Windows 7 licenses simply because employees are happy with the user interface, there are plenty of strategic advantages to upgrading to Windows 10. Current users of Windows 8 –are a strong candidate for upgrading to windows 10.
Here are 3 strategic advantages businesses can gain by upgrading to Windows 10:
Easier Deployment Across Organizations
According to Microsoft, Windows 10 ushers in a new error for the technology giant. Instead of requiring companies to do major overhauls of their IT environments every few years to deploy brand new operating systems, Windows 10 will feature regular smaller-scale upgrades that will reduce future major migration issues for IT departments. Windows 10 also has relatively small system requirements – which will allow businesses to deploy the new operating system across their existing hardware without having to invest in both software and hardware upgrades at the same time. It is strongly recommended to check all your machines and applications compatibility first. Migrating operating systems alone is time consuming and a significant financial investment without the added cost to overhaul your workstation and server hardware at the same time.
Integration with Enterprise Mobility Suite and Support for BYOD
Many organizations struggle with BYOD. The benefits of a “bring your own device” policy include cost savings as the organization doesn’t have to invest in hardware for their employees, employees simply use their own devices – and reducing the need to train staff on hardware as they are using devices they are already familiar with. However there are risks with a BYOD policy including the accidental leakage of corporate data from outside of the organization. Windows 10 has data loss prevention (DLP) technology that can distinguish business data from personal data. Also, corporate applications, data, email, and web information are all automatically encrypted by Windows 10.
Security, Security, Security
Windows 10 features multiple new security options to keep data safe and unauthorized users out. In addition to data leak prevention policies which protect corporate data while allowing users to use applications such as Word and Excel for personal projects, Windows 10 features some new security options. Windows 10 can lock down devices and only allow users to run applications that are signed by Microsoft (which increases resistance to malware). The operating system also features native two-factor authentication options which add an additional layer of security to the traditional user name and password, which hackers have exploited in recent years.
Interested in making the switch to Windows 10? At Roan Solutions, we’re here to help. Contact one of our IT Consultants today to see how your company can upgrade to one of Microsoft’s most well-received operating system.