You might have asked yourself countless times if you should really start migrating your entire business operations to the all-new Windows 8 operating system. If you keep worrying about how it’s going to be outdated soon or if you keep moaning about how tedious and costly the process of upgrading may be, then stop right there. Here are eight (8) solid reasons why you should move your business to Windows 8.
- It’s a fresh product. By migrating to Windows 8, you don’t have to worry about getting a major upgrade for a long time since the product is at the beginning of its product cycle.
- It offers better security. Windows 8 improves upon the progress of Windows 7 when it comes to security. In running your business, such a capability will come in handy because you’ll never have to worry about things such as purchasing separate firewall protection software, antivirus suite, and the like.
- It’s great for BYOD offices. Windows 8 offers great efficiency if you’re managing your employees in a BYOD (bring your own device) setup. For instance, one colleague uses a desktop PC, one uses a laptop, another uses a tablet, while another uses a smartphone. If you run all of these devices under a singular Windows 8 environment – meaning to say you use the same apps, manage the same set of settings, and probably even sync the same content or data, it’s guaranteed that you’ll enjoy the seamlessness offered by this OS.
- It’s great for touchscreen devices. The tablet version of Windows 8 dubbed Windows RT which made its debut in the market last year was already great, but the introduction of Windows 8 Pro for tablets certainly made even greater waves. Its touch centric nature is very ideal for a tablet or virtually any other touchscreen-enabled device. The UI is simple to navigate that even the non-tech inclined individuals can get the hang of it right away.
- It’s the best way to ditch XP. Come 2014, Microsoft will be discontinuing support for Windows XP. Enterprises usually take a year or more to migrate, so you’re seriously running out of time. Instead of getting Windows 7 or earlier, why not switch to the strongest and latest OS offering you can get your hands on?
- It’s great for printing. One of the most common tasks businesses or offices face on a daily basis includes printing. In Microsoft Windows 8, this common operation has been simplified through the creation of an entirely new backend framework that makes the communication between the OS and the printer more seamless.
- It’s enhanced for multiple monitors. Windows 8 can handle multiple monitors without any hiccups. If you plug in a second monitor to your Windows 8 work PC, you can instantly double your working surface and become more productive.
- It’s part of a big ecosystem. Microsoft has designed its new OS to work with everything under its ecosystem hand in hand with device manufacturers and vendors. Windows RT shares significant code with Windows 8 Pro. Hardware, firmware, and software are mostly packaged as integrated products. Additionally, Windows 8 is backwards compatible so even if you don’t have a touchscreen-capable PC, you’d still be able to enjoy the OS to the fullest.
But just the same, as long as your office PCs are still able to do what you want them to do, then perhaps you’re still doing fine.