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Why Microsoft for today's workforce?

A best-in-class productivity solution

Invest in the platform where your best work gets done. Where applications, cloud and devices work together to empower your mobile workforce. Protect sensitive data, enable secured access and manage mobile devices, while giving your people the freedom to work wherever they want. With familiar tools, connect and empower your mobile workforce to make working together a seamless part of your everyday experience, whether you're in the office or on the road. Do your best work wherever you are. Get familiar mobile productivity, combined with simplified management, protection and control.

Windows 7 is no longer supported by Microsoft and as a result, it will not receive any further updates. Devices using Windows 7 will continue to run, however they'll be considered unprotected leaving them vulnerable to attacks. That's a very dangerous place for your organisation to be in. If something were to go with wrong with your business-critical systems, unpatched Windows 7 software won't offer full protection, and effectively leaves you wide open to cyberattacks and data breaches.

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If you're still running Windows 7 devices your business could really suffer. There are lots of reasons why you might prefer not to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro, however you must then consider the Cost of Doing Nothing.

Leaving your business vulnerable through effectively doing nothing can have far costlier consequences than planning ahead and upgrading to Windows 10 Pro. However, being prepared and implementing the necessary updates can save your organisation from running into problems further down the line.

Stay focused, stay connected, and get more done with the right tools.

Give your people the tools and programs to get work done efficiently and without any hitches or glitches. Transition smoothly to Windows 10 Pro with the ability to seamlessly integrate with your existing infrastructure. Windows 10 is compatible with 99% of Windows 7 apps2 and Windows 10 Pro devices are compatible with most peripherals, both wired and wireless. IT administrators estimate up to 20% reduction in IT management time with Windows 10 Pro.

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Windows 10 Pro has the most built in security protection.

Since GDPR came into effect in May 2018, we now have a responsibility to protect any and all data that's considered private and sensitive, whether it relates to a business or an individual. Windows 10 Pro is packed with features that have been specifically built with protection in mind. You can rest easy knowing that the built-in safeguards for your data and devices are constantly working to help keep you compliant. You will receive regular updates, making sure your devices and security are constantly up to date. Microsoft will be proactively working on solutions before any threats or problems can affect your business.

Why upgrade your Windows 7 Devices?

Every PC older than 4 years can cost you more than £1,300 a year in maintenance, repairs, and lost productivity compared to modern Windows devices3. It can also leave you open to cyberattacks and data breaches that affect almost 50% of UK businesses4.

With this in mind, there are all kinds of advantages that come with updating your device estate to modern devices especially when paired with the Windows 10 Pro software. Simply upgrading from Windows 7 and continuing to use an old device means that you won’t be able to take full advantage of the features available.

With enterprise security built into the hardware of modern devices there aren’t any kinks in the armour that can be compromised. Along with features such as Windows Hello, BitLocker and many more these devices are built to give you protection from the ground up.

With Windows 10 devices, not only will your data and your business be more secure, you can also get more done, faster. Add to this the superior portability of modern devices and your workforce can stay secure and productive and work from almost anywhere.

Whatever your people’s needs there’s a modern device to suit. Productivity and mobility are two of the most important factors employees consider when it comes to choosing a company or device so make sure your people have the best to get the job done.

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Things you need to know

  1. Windows 7 End Of Service Research, April 2018, Microsoft Corporation (SMB 25-249 seats)
  2. Ponemon; 2016 State of Cybersecurity in SMB (USA); Canadian Chamber of Commerce, An Analysis of the Adoption of Internet-based Technology, February 2017
  3. Small Business PC Study, TechAisle, 2016
  4. Cyber Security breaches survey 2017, Main Report, April 2017, Ipsos MORI Social Research Institute

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