Reasons Why Companies
Waiting Is Not
Are Not Skipping Windows Vista the Best Strategy
The mere mention of Windows 7 and ing itself. With UAC, a user runs in standard cost savings are realized through power
hints that it will be available in a few mode, rather than administrator mode. management. Beyond simple power
years is causing a stir in the press about This allows users to perform tasks required management, Windows Vista allows IT
holding onto Windows XP and skipping for day-to-day business. managers to enforce company energy
Windows Vista altogether. A user would be able to install a printer, usage policies and best practices. Group
But a closer look at the benefits that can be set up a virtual private network connec- Policy allows IT managers to control more
derived by adopting Windows Vista now tion, and download and install application than 35 power management settings.
should dismiss any thoughts of waiting. updates. However, when a user starts to
perform a task such as installing a new Bottom-Line Impact
Specifically, Windows Vista offers: application, which requires administrative Naturally, the faster an organization moves
• Improved security required in today’s privileges, the user is prompted to authen- to Windows Vista, the sooner it can reap
untamed atmosphere, ticate himself and give explicit consent. these benefits. Companies that want to
• Enhanced mobility features to make it Additionally, Windows Vista features Win- migrate can leverage Dell’s real-world cus-easier for workers outside the office dows Service Hardening, which restricts tomer experience in provisioning Windows
to stay connected critical Windows services from performing Vista using its patent-pending deployment
• Capabilities to reduce downtime and abnormal activities that might impact the methodologies. Through its work with
improve productivity Windows Registry or file system. Another hundreds of companies, Dell has built up a
• Simplified management necessary for feature called BitLocker works with Trusted knowledge base about migration, applica-IT to rein in desktop management Platform Module chips to encrypt the Win- tion compatibility, and best practices.
costs dows disk partition, thus keeping it safe Dell also offers additional services de-
• Energy efficiency features needed from tampering. signed to enable organizations to reap the
to help organizations reduce their benefits of improved productivity, security,
electric bills. Reduced Costs and data protection quickly. Specifically,
Many of the features that improve worker Dell offers assessments, image develop-
Security Rules productivity also help keep costs in check. For ment and management tools and services,
One of the main changes in Windows Vista example, Window Vista’s improved security custom factory installation services, client
is the User Account Control (UAC) feature, and greater reliability should reduce the time migration services, and other services that
which brings added security by reducing IT departments’ spend in supporting and help companies accelerate the process of
the chances of malicious software install- troubleshooting their computers. Additional getting computers deployed.
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