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Windows 10 – When to upgrade?

Last month, Microsoft started allowing users of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 to upgrade to Windows 10 free of charge. The question we have been getting a lot lately is “should I upgrade to Windows 10?” Our answer to that is (and always will be) “does it make sense for your business?” Microsoft’s free upgrade to Windows 10 will be available until July 29, 2016. From the perspective of not having to spend any money on another Windows upgrade, it makes business sense. Since there are essentially 7 months before you need to decide, we suggest putting together a plan.
This plan would include:

Determine what does not work with Windows 10 and contact your software vendor to see if an update is on the horizon that will.

While the system requirements are effectively the same as Windows 7, this may be the time to replace some aging hardware.

Some simple training videos will go a long way in getting your staff comfortable with the new look and feel.

Wait until most of the bugs are worked out. We feel that that early second quarter of 2016 is a good time to start rolling out upgrades. It gives you an early enough start to complete the project and it’s late enough in the year to complete all of your testing/training.
Our Managed IT Service customers can simply give us a call to get started. We will test your business applications and systematically develop your implementation plan. Together, we will help build the plan that works best for your business.
Don Dawson

Bringing IT360 on as our technology services “department” was one of the smartest business decisions we’ve made. Over the years, we’ve tried various similar services and have also hired internal IT staff, and we’ve never felt confident that we were adequately supported. IT360 has changed all that. They not only provide proactive, comprehensive technical support and consulting, they engage with us in a way that feels like they are part of our company…a true business partner.

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