What do you want your IT environment to look like in 13 months’ time? The question is highly relevant, because the decisions made today define the way organisations operate in 2020 when the support for Windows 7 ends. Ignoring this will not make it go away and organisations are strongly advised to consider the potential cost of doing nothing.
An alarming number of organisations using Windows 7 are unprepared for the migration that will become essential when Microsoft ends support for the platform in less than 18 months1. This creates technical, financial and cybersecurity vulnerabilities. The cost of doing nothing could become too high to even contemplate. Now is the time to act but the migration itself can create risks.
Upgrading from Windows 7 presents organisations with an opportunity to fundamentally rethink the way users work. Designed with mobility in mind, Windows 10 delivers the flexibility employees crave, whilst providing the technology needed for efficient remote working.
Microsoft's premium Surface devices are a growing presence in enterprise environments. However, the increasing popularity of the Surface family should come as no surprise.
The world of work is changing. Advances in automation, machine learning and artificial intelligence are allowing technology to take control of tasks that were traditionally handled by humans.
By 2020, customers will manage 85% of their relationship with enterprise without any human interaction, according to a forecast from Gartner.
Workplaces are slowly disappearing. In their place we have workspaces. There's a subtle but important difference. Instead of being confined within walls, people are increasingly working in a virtual environment. The digital workspace contains all the tools we need to work effectively but the workspace can exist in an office, a train carriage, an airport or a café. This is the age of anywhere working.
Gartner's most recent survey of CEOs and senior business executives showed that growth remains their number one priority. But as the pathway to growth becomes steeper, the leaders of large enterprise are looking at digital transformation as a driver of improvement.1
The short answer? More users than you think. Today’s technology puts powerful apps, giant databases and huge image files in the hands of individual users right at the desktop. Users across all industries are accessing, editing, manipulating and storing more data—and larger files—than ever before.
You can tell from its list price that a workstation is no ordinary PC. But what do you get in return for that investment? More than you probably realise. Some advantages are obvious (faster processing! higher capacity!) but today’s workstations have even more to offer.