Windows 8 is stable, secure and ready for business use! If your organization is contemplating a hardware lifecycle refresh, Windows 8.1 Pro should be first on the list of operating systems to consider. There are several reasons to upgrade; here are a few of the key benefits:
1. Windows 8 is backward compatible with software designed for Windows 7; no need to replace everything at once. (Note that individual software suites should be kept up to date regardless of operating system compatibility).
2. Windows 8 provides an interface that works well with a traditional computer controllers (mouse and keyboard), but truly excels with touch screen devices. This suggests that deploying Windows–based hardware can help reduce learning curves and costs associated with training and security testing during new deployments. Think phones and tablets.
3. The dashboard is a great place to quickly access important programs and information a user may require on a daily basis. In the coming years, we anticipate more custom apps designed by the company to help with employee efficiency.
4. Better support for multiscreen environments. While this might sound like a nice-to-have, Windows 8 truly improved my personal day to day computing. For instance, the menu bar spans across both screens and duplicates shortcuts (now called pinned items) on either the start bar or start screen. It also duplicates the reintroduce start button. After all, the reason for two screens is to work twice as much; right?
Creating a familiar, but better, experience was a top consideration for Microsoft when developing Windows 8. After testing the software within our own organization for several months, we are happy to give it the green light for general deployment.
Windows 8 is an evolution, not a revolution, but this is just fine with us. It helps users work in a modern way and allows hardware vendors to be creative when designing the next generation if intuitive products.
If your business is interested in learning more about Windows 8, please contact our business development team at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 604.628.6970 extension 1.
– Sea to Sky Team