What is a modern desktop?

When we talk about "Modern Desktop" it means running your business using the Windows 10 operating system on a desktop or laptop device and Microsoft 365 in the cloud.

Why do I need modern desktop?

A modern desktop, with Windows 10 and Office 365 gives your business:

- Better productivity, by upto 25%

- Better security, with Microsoft investing over £1 Billion/year on security features

- Lower cost: With 20% less IT time for support and maintenance and 33% fewer issues

Better productivity

  • Modern versions of the Office applications you already know including Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook

  • New application experiences like OneNote (which I use to take notes in all my meetings on laptop, mobile and tablet, and can't live without)

  • Microsoft Teams to hold online meetings, work more closely with colleagues without being physically together, and make and receive calls

  • And if you're running Windows 10 on a modern laptop or desktop device, interaction through voice, touch, and ink

  • According to Forrester research, Windows 10 Improves your productivity by 25% to get more done in the same amount of time.

Better security:

  • Windows 10 Professional includes Bitlocker drive encryption - so if your computer is lost or stolen, the information stored on it won't be readable to whoever has your computer.

  • Microsoft 365 Business customers are constantly protected by Microsoft Advanced Threat Protection - Microsoft's world leading security systems keeping email, attachments and files in the cloud safe from ransomware and virus infection.

  • All tied together by the Microsoft Cyber Defense Operations Center - which brings together world-class cybersecurity specialists and data scientists in a 24x7 facility to combat threats in real-time. Microsoft Invest over US$1Bn a year and employ over 3500 security professionals to keep your business safe - all at no additional cost to you.

Lower cost:

  • Windows Defender virus and malware protection is built in to Windows 10 - you may be able to save money by ceasing your existing anti virus subscription

  • According to Forrester research , Windows 10:

  • Improves your productivity by 25% to get more done in the same amount of time (see above)

  • Needs 20% less IT time to support and maintain, lowering support or IT department spend for your business.

  • Suffers from 33% fewer issues which can't be solved by the user - freeing up IT time, and reducing your wait time for support.

Upgrading to modern desktop is quick and easy:

  • Most systems which are capable of running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 can run Windows 10, either with no upgrades, or with a low cost memory upgrade.

  • For small numbers of computers, the upgrade can usually be done remotely without a site visit.

If you want to improve productivity, security and lower your costs, contact us today for a free no obligation quote.


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