For many businesses, it’s the end of an era. Windows 7, long counted on as a more suitable alternative to Windows 10 for many organizations running legacy hardware and software, will no longer be supported by Microsoft after January 14, 2020. Many Revolution Networks clients trust this older version of the iconic operating system for a number of reasons, including its dependability, performance, and user-friendliness. Why is this happening, and what can your business do to navigate the seas of change? Let’s take a deeper look and face the future together.
Why is it Happening?
All operating systems are built around predetermined lifecycles. With that in mind, it’s a normal process for breakthroughs in software and hardware to demand updated operating systems that can take advantage of new innovations. However, the primary reason Windows 7 is being put out to pasture is security. Malware and other forms of viral code are vastly different today than they were ten years ago, meaning outdated software is much more likely to trigger an attack.
At Revolution Networks, we believe in making everyday operations for business owners and their employees more efficient, in turn benefiting the customer experience. We’ve spent many years in the field and worked with a wide array of computer systems as a result, and with many businesses implementing practices such as remote commuting, travelling employees, and incorporating mobile workstation setups, the laptop continues to be an important and valuable asset, if not more so now than ever. Our team has combed through the latest systems on the market, and we’ve compiled a list of the five best business laptops. Here they are, in order from fifth place to our number one spot.
5: Microsoft Surface Book 2 (13.5-Inch)
With a battery you can’t kill quickly, a detachable high-resolution 13.5-inch display that functions as a tablet, and full compatibility with Microsoft’s incredibly precise Surface Pen, the Surface Book 2 is currently one of the most powerful 2-in-1 laptops in the world, and it has far fewer cons as a result other than the price.
Revolution Networks is proud and delighted to welcome yet another experienced IT professional to our team. Tony Silva will be joining us as our new vCIO (Virtual Chief Information Officer), bringing us over 20 years of experience in IT and IT Management. He has spent many years designing and implementing support solutions for all sorts of clients – from mom and pop shops to multi-million-dollar military contracts. Tony spent several years in Portugal to pursue his IT education, and at that time he managed the IT services for an electrical company before moving on to other projects. One of these was the implementation of the Citizens Store, a one-stop shop that was the Portuguese equivalent of service Canada, where people could renew identification such as passports and health cards.
Tony then moved to Canada, where he spent his time supporting servers for HP/Compaq before becoming a consultant and implementing the networking infrastructure at CIDA. Tony has been the IT manager for Mattamy Homes,
Regardless whether you operate a small or large business, having a computer system that is reliable, efficient, and fast is essential in order to keep pace in the modern always-online world we live and work in. There are many ways you can speed up your system that are cost-effective, proven to work, and utilized by many businesses and individuals. Here are five ways you can get your system to perform better than ever before.
Uninstall Unused Programs
If you have applications on your computer that have been sitting there unused for months, chances are you won’t need to use them again for some time. Many users don’t consider this, but even if a program isn’t in use, it still secretly functions in order to receive online updates, scan files and perform other background tasks. This means that if you have a multitude of programs installed that are going unused, they’re taking a collectively large bite out of your system’s performance. Uninstall what you don’t use,