The old adage, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” applies in so many areas. You have a limited budget to get things done, and you have systems in place that are working as intended. Perhaps that is why so many businesses are still using Windows 7 as their Microsoft OS. They know how it works, they know they can depend on it, and they are extremely cautious about rocking the boat. After all, if you make major changes to the operating systems across your business, you could be looking at a whole new host of issues.
While the desire to stick to what you know definitely makes sense, it is important to realize that change in some things is inevitable—and software is certainly one of those things. It is constantly being improved upon, which means adopting new versions gives you access to what should be better tech. Of course, you may not be totally convinced by that argument, so here is another one: Windows stopped mainstream support for Windows 7 in 2015. It plans on stopping extended support in 2020. The last thing you want to be doing is using an unsupported OS across your business. There are just too many risks.
Fortunately, migrating from Windows 7 to Windows 10 does not have to be difficult—especially if you bring in expert support. With the right help, you can make the switch before you lose Windows 7 support. And you can move on knowing that you will have Windows 10 support for years to come.
Benefits of Getting Windows 7 Support for a Transition from an Expert
1. You will get the right version of Windows 10
There are three distinct versions of Windows 10, and it is likely that there is a version that is better suited to your business than others. But how can you tell which one to pick? Should you go with Windows Insider Preview? Or, what about Long-Term Servicing Channel? You could also pick Semi-Annual Channel.
Most businesses go with Semi-Annual Channel, which is designed to handle the most commonly used applications and devices. However, it is possible that one of the other versions would be better for your needs. A managed IT services team could tell you exactly what to choose for your situation.
2. The migration can be done behind the scenes.
If you or one of your team members is managing the migration, you will need to be on top of the transition from start to finish. Failure to keep track of everything and ensure that all transitions are successful could throw a big wrench in your day-to-day operations.
In contrast, bringing in an outside team of IT professionals would allow you to focus on business while the transition happens behind the scenes. The experts could give you a time frame and schedule for the transition, so you could plan your days around the switch.
3. Take full advantage of the power of Windows 10 for your organization.
Windows 10 makes a lot of serious changes and improvements to the Windows OS. Many of those changes are designed to take advantage of the new layers of technology common in the workplace. But leveraging all of those improvements is difficult if you are not trained in Windows 10 support.
An outsourced IT team will know exactly what Windows 10 is capable of and how those capabilities relate to your organization. They can perform a full audit of your current technologies and give a clear idea of what is possible after the migration. That way you can move into the new OS at full speed, with only minimal need for retooling your approach to how you do business.
Your Expert IT Team for Windows 7 Support and Windows 10 Support
At Symtec, we offer full-featured Windows 7 support and Windows 10 support, including migrations. Please contact us to learn more about how we can make your transition a smooth one.