Five reasons for a business to upgrade to Windows 8
Upgrade is a tough process for any business. It involves money, time, energy, and other such challenges. This is one of the main reasons why some businesses are still using Windows XP. While most of the regular users have moved to newer operating systems like Windows 7 and Windows 8, these businesses are still running on older operating systems. But companies also need to look at the future and the advantages involved with upgrading to newer operating systems – case in point, Windows 8. Let’s see the reasons why a business should upgrade to Windows 8.
Windows To Go
Windows To Go allows employees to bring their own machines and use Windows 8 on it when they are working in the office. With Windows To Go, users can boot Windows 8 on their machines from a USB thumb drive. Every business can have a copy of Windows 8 on a USB thumb drive with all the settings fixed and the computer on which Windows 8 is being used will have all the required settings, applications, and restrictions, all of which can be controlled easily by the business. This option will also decrease the costs as the company doesn’t need to provide computers to employees and they can bring their own devices to work.
Microsoft has moved on from BIOS to the more advanced UEFI, which allows secure booting. With that, the security for Windows 8 has drastically improved. Secure booting is a feature that allows only software with authorized certificates while booting. This means, the malware cannot creep into the system from BIOS like it used to, in the earlier operating systems. Microsoft has also improved a lot of features of Windows Defender in this new operating system. In the earlier operating systems, there was no check for preventing malware that infects the system from browsers other than Internet Explorer. That’s been corrected in Windows 8, too. These improved security features in Windows 8 make it the best choice for businesses.
Slow booting is one major problem with all the older operating systems. Be it Windows XP or Windows Vista. Windows 7 is better when compared to those two operating systems. In case you forgot, Windows XP had a terrible boot time. A Windows XP Professional operating system takes approximately 40 seconds to boot. Do you know the time taken by Windows 8? On an average, Windows 8 Pro takes less than 15 seconds to boot. Now take the difference and multiply that with the number of computers in your organization. That’s the time you’d save in just one day. Every minute counts and Windows 8 doesn’t let you waste them anymore.
Windows 8 is integrated really well with Sky Drive. Sky Drive allows you to access your data wherever you are. Windows 8 has a Sky Drive app right on the Start Screen, which gives you a quick access to all the data that’s stored in the Sky Drive easily. This cloud storage service from Microsoft is secure and can be accessed anytime, from anywhere. All you need is Internet connectivity on your laptop – as simple as that! In case you have already subscribed to other cloud services from Microsoft like Office 365 Small Business Premium, all the more better. All these services are integrated in Windows 8. You don’t need to carry your data with you anymore!
In this age when you don’t need a computer to work anymore, you need an operating system that works on multiple platforms and devices without any trouble. Windows 8 has an interface that is suitable for phones, tablets, desktops and laptops and was designed for touch-based devices. Taking notes on a tablet is easier than typing them out on your laptop, right? This new interface is built for devices that are being used more these days. This interface also supports gestures and swipe controls which one needs to use on tablets. It allows you to do much more than the other older operating systems, doesn’t it?
With features that are relevant to the current age, Windows 8 wins the competition easily any day. What are you waiting for? Upgrade to Windows 8 today.