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5 Reasons Businesses Should Upgrade to Windows 8

For corporations and individuals alike, computers are mandatory. Off-site, on-site, home portal access, and remote offices are more widespread than ever. The design of Windows 8 has given special consideration to businesses.

thumb_b262fcb3a88d76445a5d5d6ad933cf2dFor corporations and individuals alike, computers are mandatory. Off-site, on-site, home portal access, and remote offices are more widespread than ever. The design of Windows 8 has given special consideration to businesses. Its format includes organization, availability, security, and compatibility that allow a more cohesive operating system. For small and medium businesses, Windows 8 will acclimate to their needs like no operating system ever before.

What’s so great about Windows 8:

Tablet Friendly – Windows 8 is designed to work with Tablets. They’re more popular than ever and more people and businesses find their value each day. Microsoft bills this as a ‘no compromise’ solution because you do not have to choose between productivity and convenience. This allows you to run all your desktop productivity and line of business applications on a mobile device.

More Secure Than Ever Before – Windows 8 was designed to be secure for businesses. They’ve added several capabilities to keep you and your data safe. including:

  • AppLocker – AppLocker can help mitigate issues by restricting the files and apps that users or groups are allowed to run.
  • Trusted Boot – Windows 8 boot process is signed and measured, helping to protect the PC from malware or viruses.

Windows To Go – Imagine having a USB drive that contains a corporate version of Windows 8 that allows employees to bring your company’s Windows 8 setup with them anywhere they go. Employees that are working off site – like remote offices and conventions — can now bring with them a compact, secure, and complete desktop environment.

Compatibility – Windows 8 is compatible with other versions of Windows — including Windows 7 and XP. This makes upgrading to Windows 8 an easy transition and much of the software you’ve been using will continue to work.

Direct Access – Windows 8 allows remote users to seamlessly access resources inside a corporate network without having to launch a separate VPN (Virtual Protection Network). IT administrators can keep remote users’ PCs in compliance by applying changes like the latest policies and software updates.  Direct Access is easier to deploy, and it can be implemented with the existing IPv4 infrastructure.

Is your business geared up for Windows 8? Contact PACE Technical Services at 905.763.7896 to talk about how to implement Windows 8 and how it will benefit your business.

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