Windows 7 was once an incredibly popular operating system, the most popular in the world in-fact. However, the operating system officially stopped being supported by Microsoft in January, leaving these PCs vulnerable going forward. Rather than simply posing a risk, many of our clients saw this as a great opportunity to take the step forward and upgrade to Windows 10 in the Windows 7 end of life period.
Why? Because Windows 10 is more secure
As Windows 7 will no longer be receiving updates, this means that any security vulnerabilities that are found won’t be patched from now on. This will inevitably put your company at risk.
Windows 10 will remain updated, with Microsoft doing its utmost to guarantee that the operating system remains a secure and safe platform for companies to rely on. With the introduction of GDPR back in May 2018, a data security incident could be far more expensive than the cost of migrating to Windows 10.
Making the most of the migration to Windows 10 with Microsoft Office 365
In addition to the Windows 10 migration, there are significant advantages to moving over to Office 365 at the same time – and our clients are already seeing the benefits of doing so.
If your company uses Windows PCs then the chances are you also us popular Microsoft Office programs like Word, Excel, and Powerpoint. By transferring to the full Office 365 suite; our customers will now be able to enjoy their everyday Microsoft programs powered by the cloud, with readily available backups and updates, keeping them secure and reliable – 365 days of the year.
Additionally, Microsoft’s cloud-based storage system, OneDrive, can be used to its fullest potential on Windows 10, meaning that your company will have a greater capacity to back-up important data. When you’re using a cloud-based storage system, you can have much greater peace of mind knowing your information is backed up, secure and readily available in case of an emergency.
Meanwhile, Microsoft Teams is proven to vastly increase your team’s productivity – putting everything you do in one place, so you can work however you need to wherever you want.
So, rather than seeing Windows 7 going out as a threat to your business, it could be an opportunity to get all of your company’s IT infrastructure up to the highest standards.
What’s more, businesses can enjoy standardised monthly pricing by moving to Office 365. Buy as many licenses as you want and scale up or scale down depending on the growth rate of your business. No longer will you pay for a licence that isn’t being used.
Going through with the Windows 10 migration
If you decide that migrating to Windows 10 and Office 365 is the right decision for your business, MFG is the perfect IT service provider for the job. As a Microsoft Silver Partner and having tons of experience with assisting businesses in this exact migration, one customer said: “these guys will stop at nothing to make sure the customer is fully satisfied with the work carried out and go the extra mile”.
MFG’s dedicated and friendly support team will ensure that your business sees the full benefit of the Window 10/Office 365 migration and support you throughout the process and beyond.