It’s true when they say, ‘all good things must come to an end’. After 14th January 2020, support and security updates will no longer be provided for Windows 7 as well non-security hotfixes, free or paid assisted support options and online technical content updates. This means PCs will continue to function but will no longer be considered protected from risks and viruses, but where does this leave your customers?
It is recommended that users migrate to a current, supported operating system such as Windows 10 so they can continue to receive regular updates that will ensure protection on their devices from malicious attacks. By upgrading, your customer will have the peace of mind that they are using Microsoft’s most secure platform, along with the knowledge that their security is less likely to be compromised. Surely a point of concern for all businesses?
For Windows 7 users, moving to a newer device that includes Windows 10 is highly encouraged by Microsoft themselves. In today’s generation of technology, PCs are known to be faster, powerful, lightweight and more secure, attached with a price that’s considerably cheaper than the average PC in 2009 when Windows 7 was first introduced. Windows 10 devices are user friendly and managed flexibly with minimal IT involvement as they’re working environment is almost identical to Windows 7, meaning no additional training is required.
How will the upgrade help your customers?
Maximised Productivity for the modern workplace:
Modern devices with Windows 10 offer faster start-ups, amazing multitasking as well as long lasting battery ability, to help your customers stay productive, anywhere at any time.
Protect what you’ve built:
It offers out-of-the-box hardware security to maintain your PCs protection.
Windows 10 is compatible with 99% of Windows 7 apps, allowing your customers to continue with their day-to-day activities without needing to stress over lost time taken to update to the latest edition.
Your 4+ year old devices are expensive in more ways than one
Your customers may not be aware, but old devices carry hidden costs.
Security risks are a major factor, with almost 50% of UK businesses having suffered a data breach or cyber-attack. With a typical attack costing more than £60,000 having a protected device is a necessity for any business.
Devices with an age of more than 5 years are past their prime and performing at an all-time low rate, 2.5x slower, with 3x less battery life as well as waking up from sleep mode 4x slower than Windows 10 devices.
PCs older than 4 years are likely to cost 1.5x more in repairs and cost an additional average of £1,300/year in total maintenance costs.
Windows 10 Pro allows your customers to focus on what matters; their Business.
Powerful protection your customers can trust
Windows 10 is best known for being the most secure Windows ever. It comes with built-in protections for your data, your equipment, and your people, securing business information as well as personal information, even if the device is lost or stolen.
The ability to work even smarter
Windows 10 Pro is specifically designed for the way your customers work now and ready for how they work in the future. Collaboration begins here, with shareable notebooks and whiteboarding available to every device, whether they are working alone or in a team.
Simple and flexible management
It simplifies identity, device and application management so you can focus on your business. In a fast-changing environment, business success is defined by your ability to adapt without losing pace. Easily connect to existing business networks as well as modern cloud-based management. With intuitive control over your IT infrastructure, your customers can be ready for anything.
Upgrading means you can keep the infrastructure you’re already using, and transition smoothly to Windows 10. Deployment can be reduced from an average of nearly an hour to just 5 minutes per client device. It is compatible with your current technology, including networks, computers, monitors, and printers.
So, choose today to make the shift from Windows 7 to 10.
For more information please contact:
Thomas Puddephatt – Microsoft sales specialist Direct: 0371 973 3713 – Main: 0371 973 3000 firstname.lastname@example.org