You held off installing the Microsoft Windows 10 upgrade on your business computer when it was first released about five years ago. But now, your mission critical data is at risk.
Windows 10 has evolved into a safer, more efficient, more sophisticated operating system since its debut. Here’s why you should invest in a Microsoft Windows 10 upgrade in your business now.
Microsoft has ceased support for Windows 7
On January 14, 2020, Microsoft stopped all technical support and security updates for Windows 7. If you’re still using that operating system, you’re essentially opening the doors wide open for malicious hackers and cybercriminals. And, if you ever need help troubleshooting a system issue, Microsoft support is not available.
Windows 10 has superior security tools
Heard of Windows Defender Exploit Guard? It’s the anti-virus software built-in to Windows 10. The powerful program scans for, isolated, and removes malware, as well as blocking potentially malicious software on your computer or business network.
Windows 10 also gives you the choice to upgrade to Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection, a more sophisticated, cloud-based security service.
Windows 10 makes for easy syncing between home and work computers
If you and your team use a separate computer for work and personal matters, this feature is a must-have.
The Timeline feature takes ‘snapshots’ of the apps you have open at any point of time and syncs them across your connected Windows 10 devices. You can then revisit those ‘snapshots’ and pick up where you left off – even if you’re on a different computer.
Updates for Windows 10 are more efficient
Microsoft has introduced something called the Unified Update Platform (UUP). The goal of the platform is to make updating the operating system easier and more efficient.
Here’s how it works: UUP identifies the changes to Windows 10 that your computer requires and just downloads those specific changes. That means you don’t waste bandwidth or storage space on updates you don’t need, potentially reducing download size by 35 per cent.
Windows 10 makes configuring business computers easy
New feature Windows Autopilot allows you to create system configurations that can be stored in and downloaded from the cloud. This means that, when you purchase a new computer for yourself or an employee, you can install the system configuration quickly, easily, and securely.
Start your Windows 10 upgrade
Upgrading to a new operating system can be daunting – especially when it comes to your business computers. The team at Computer Cures can help you take advantage of all Windows 10 has to offer without the risk or headache. Find out more about our operating system upgrade service and give us a call on 1300 553 166 We’d be happy to assist.