Windows 10 migration represents a genuine opportunity for digital transformation
With Microsoft set to end support for Windows 7 in January 2020, organizations are racing to migrate to Windows 10. It means a huge investment of IT resources to get it done, and it's understandable that many have put it off for as long as possible. However, far from just being necessary "drudge work," Windows 10 migration represents a genuine opportunity to evolve towards a fully digital workplace for CIOs and IT leaders who are expected to be the change-makers within their organizations.
Windows 10 features support nimble high-performance workplaces
While the look and feel of Windows 10 resemble Windows 7 more than the controversial tablet looks of Windows 8, there's a lot more under the hood. Microsoft likely skipped the "Windows 9" name to put some distance between 8 and 10 and emphasize their latest operating system is designed with the demands of modern flexible and collaborative workplaces in mind.
- More mobile-friendly – Windows 10 offers a uniform experience across multiple device types for modern workers who contribute from PCs, smartphones, and tablets whenever and wherever they want to.
- Better productivity – Windows 10 integrates quickly with cloud-based office tech like Azure and Office 365 for improved speed, accessibility, and collaboration.
- Hybrid cloud ready – Windows 10 lets you easily leverage cloud and on-premises infrastructure.
- Beefed up security – Windows 10 delivers a significant increase in threat protection over Windows 7. That extends to mobile devices and for organizations that have Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies. The new operating system is almost twice as secure from malware attacks.
Take a holistic approach
The advanced features and improvements that come with Windows 10 mean that your migration strategy should be viewed as much more than "just an update." It's time to step back and take a 30,000-foot view to examine your infrastructure holistically and look for business transformation opportunities that can be put in place along with the new operating system that will enable new and powerful ways to work. For example: utilizing cloud storage for file storage to break down collaboration barriers or improve workflows using common cloud-based apps.
Put the end user at the center of your migration strategy
A successful Windows 10 migration strategy that includes the payoff of significant movement towards digital transformation should start with a close examination of the needs of end-user groups.
When evaluating the potential benefits of the new operating system, establish which user groups might benefit and what infrastructure improvements will be required – along with how business processes would change.
CompuCom can help
If you're looking to get the most out of your Windows 10 migration and aren't sure where to start, then lean on CompuCom's experience.
- Infrastructure and requirements analysis – we help you evaluate your current environment from end-to-end to determine what you have and what you'll need for a successful Windows 10 migration.
- Design and planning analysis – our experts help you evaluate end-user groups and business processes to look for ways to leverage the benefits of Windows 10 and move you towards a digital workplace. Our available professional services include digital roadmapping to efficiently manage your path to effective digital transformation.
- IT support and endpoint management solutions – CompuCom's technicians have already successfully migrated over a million devices to Windows 10. If your strategy includes device replacement or moving to a Device as a Service model to lower costs and free up internal IT teams for more strategic work, we do that too.
Reach out today to learn more about CompuCom's Windows 10 migration services.