Pros and Cons for of Windows 10 for Businesses
With the launch of Windows 10, Microsoft has promised that the newest Windows will provide much better programs for enterprises and, thus, more reliable system for businesses operations.
Microsoft is positioning Windows 10 as more than just a new OS, but a system that aims to accommodate new generation of users with a unified functionality across multiple types of devices—from four-inch smart phones to 80-inch conference-room screen displays. However, despite its ground-breaking features, does your Singapore business really need the upgrade?
Reasons to Upgrade Now
Pro #1: Much Better Interface
One of the common complaints about Windows 8 in Singapore was the tile interface, which has significant change from the traditional Start menu. With Windows 10, the Start menu is back to where it traditionally was and the tile interface is integrated more effectively to its overall design, giving a “best of both worlds” effect to its user interface.
Pro #2: Enhanced Security Features
Every time an OS upgrades, it comes with a good amount of new security features, which is something your company’s system will greatly benefit from. In Singapore, Dyna provides system development for seemless upgrading. Windows 10 still has the Security Boot, alongside a few more new security programs, such as the Microsoft Passport, Windows Hello, and Device Guard. And since Windows 10 is the latest OS of Microsoft, expect to get constant security firmware updates to further strengthen you Singapore business’ tech security.
Pro #3: Improved MDM Feature
The mobile device management (MDM) feature, which allow business owners to manage bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policy, is upgraded in the newest Windows to cover all devices used in a company. Windows 10 automatically enrols devices into its MDM service for better IT services management inside the workplace. It also lets you segregate personal and corporate data, which is a very useful function for heavy BYOD corporations.
Reasons to Wait
Con #1: Your System Might Not Have Enough Space
Most systems won’t have issues when it comes to upgrading their computers in Windows 10, as long as the system requirement is met. However, meeting the minimum system requirement may not be enough to ensure optimal experience with the new OS. If your computer does not exceed the requirement by a decent margin, it makes a lot of sense to wait until you upgrade your machine before switching to the newest Windows.
Con #2: Forced Updates
Software update is mandatory if you upgrade to Windows 10. While there’s nothing wrong with ensuring that all of your programs stay secure and functional, robbing users with the right to delay updates caused an upsurge of negative reactions. With the new Windows, keep in mind that there’s always a possibility that a program—or worse, your hardware—crashes due to a new software update, and it’s likely that there’s nothing you can do about that.
Con #3: No More Media Center
One of the features that Windows 10 did not carry over from Windows 8 is the Windows Media Center. While this may be insignificant for some, those who use Media Center to access corporate multimedia files will have to look for a new way to do so. This isn’t a deal-breaker though, as there are several alternatives offered in the new OS.
If after reading these top pros and cons you’re still unsure whether to upgrade to Windows 10 or not, it would be best to talk to an IT contractor. If you’re already working with one, make sure to check with your provider to ensure compatibility of OS with the IT services you have from them. Upgrading to a newer operating system shouldn’t cause trouble to your tech department, but instead provide more convenience to your overall operations.