As of Jan. 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer be supporting Windows 7. Chances are this is important news for your customers since statistics show that approximately 85% of SMBs and 50% of enterprises currently have PCs that are more than 4 years old.
The end of service announcement also represents a tremendous revenue opportunity for you—the chance to help your customers make the shift to modern devices running Windows 10 Pro.
Windows 10 has a lot to offer
Windows 10 Pro devices, powered by 8th generation Core vPro processors, offer end-to-end protection, reducing security issues and the time it takes to resolve them by 33% (according to a Forrester Economic Impact of Windows 10 study). Microsoft has made significant security upgrades to its latest platform, including:
Windows 10 users get more done, faster, from anywhere
- New biometric security features with fingerprint and facial recognition
- Encryption with BitLocker and BitLocker To Go (enables data wipe from lost or stolen devices)
- Windows information protection to help prevent authorized copying of sensitive data
New PCs with Windows 10 Pro and powered by 8th generation Core Pro processors offer up to 2.1x faster multitasking and up to 80% better performance compared to Windows 10 running on a 4-year-old laptop. Windows 10 Pro users enjoy a more interactive experience, using touch, pen, voice and/or gestures. They can work seamlessly on the go across multiple devices and capture ideas quickly and conduct virtual brainstorms with teammates using OneNote and Whiteboard. What’s more, Windows 10 Pro is compatible with 99% of legacy desktop applications and a broad range of wired and wireless printers, so there won’t be any problem integrating the new devices into existing infrastructure.
The time is now
January 2020 will be here before you know it, so make your customers aware of the Microsoft end of service announcement—and the need to upgrade their devices—right now. With PCs older than 4 years costing, on average, 2x more in repairs and an additional $515 a year in total maintenance, this is an opportune time for them to make the shift.
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