Even in the best of times, businesses don't like upgrading their PC operating systems. The process is expensive and time-consuming, and usually demands retraining a technically challenged workforce. And now Windows 8 threatens to make workplace system swaps even less attractive than before.
Between the removal of the familiar Start button and the addition of a decidedly non-intuitive tiled interface, Windows 8 has struck fear in the hearts of IT managers worldwide. As a result, few businesses appear to be planning Windows 8 upgrades.
Nevertheless, if you're in the market for new PCs or even an operating system upgrade, there are a number of reasons why your business may benefit from accepting Windows 8. Of course, adopting any new OS imposes a learning curve on users, but once your workforce gets comfortable with Windows 8, its benefits can outweigh its drawbacks.1. Touchscreen interface
An obvious difference between Windows 8 and its predecessors is its completely revamped interface. The Modern UI (formerly known as "Metro") is designed first and foremost with touch input in mind.Windows 8's touchscreen interface lets you use the OS in some unique ways.
Microsoft's aching Windows 8 hangover (InfoWorld (blog))
Windows 8 adoption rate reportedly worse than Vista (NBCNews.com)
Windows 8 Upgrade Deadlines Approaching in January (Tom's Hardware Guide)
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