The Modern Desktop

Good employees do good work, whether they do it in Sacramento or halfway around the world.

Employee productivity increases an average of 22 percent when people can work in a flexible modern workplace.  That kind of flexibility also reduces employee turnover by 50 percent.

However, it becomes difficult to implement a modern workplace when your technology remains ancient.  Windows 7 reaches its support end of life on Jan. 14, 2020, followed by Office 2010 end of life on Oct. 13, 2020.  Microsoft will no longer provide security updates for Windows 7 and Office 2010 after that deadline.  That will leave any business that continues to operate those defunct programs prone to hacks.  These security vulnerabilities are especially problematic if your workers are forced to keep using old, dusty and outdated devices.

Microsoft 365 Products

Meanwhile, Microsoft 365 products provide a litany of ironclad security features and remote computing options.  Unfortunately, misconceptions about Microsoft 365 abound.

Thankfully, Microsoft put together an infographic outlining the facts and fictions surrounding modern desktop computing.  For example, while many business owners might balk at investing in new hardware, an old PC will likely incur twice the repair costs.  And if you’re concerned that your arcane line-of-business app won’t be compatible with the newer operating system, it turns out that 99 percent of Windows 7 apps work on Windows 10.

If you’re still unsure about how to make the transition to a modern desktop that supports remote working, Capital Network Solutions can help.

At CNS, we can help you formulate and execute a plan to modernize your workplace and devices.  Learn more about how CNS can protect the health and safety of your business network.  Contact us today at (916) 366-6566 to set up a free consultation

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