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Time is running out for businesses in Sussex to make the move to Windows 7 as it reaches its End of Life phase.
So, this is definitely the right time to move to Windows 10 because it will make working with business partners and customers so much easier.
According to Netmarketshare, the new operating system has now superseded Windows 7 as the most popular in the World. This may have taken more than three years to achieve but the benefits of such an evolutionary system are now beginning to convince organisations large and small.
However, some surveys suggest that 70 per cent of businesses worldwide still use Windows 7 whilst recent research indicates that a significant number of companies aren’t making proper plans for an upgrade to Windows 10.
Gary Jowett, from Computer & Network Consultants in Brighton, said: “In 2009, Microsoft committed to 10 years of product support for Windows 7. However, when we reach mid-January next year, there will no longer be support for anyone still using Windows 7 leaving little time for the transition to Windows 10. After that, technical assistance and automatic updates won’t be available.
The good news is that upgrading can be relatively painless . It could also be an opportunity to review all your IT needs and identify new opportunities to use technology to improve business operations – including enhancements to your customer relationship management.
Windows 10 has a similar look and feel to Windows 7 and it means your business will be able to use the Office 365 suite of applications.
To fully understand Windows 10 better and to see how Office 365 can improve your business operations, it’s best to consult with an independent expert who can help you organise your migration to take maximum advantage of future business opportunities.
Gary Jowett said: “Businesses have been slow to adopt Windows 10, preferring to stay with what they know and love. However, Microsoft has definitely learned from its mistakes and Windows 10 should convince even the most sceptical to stay loyal and become more efficient and successful using Windows 10 as the backbone of their IT infrastructure.”