Windows 8: 4 Reasons It May Be Perfect For The Traveling Entrepreneur
Windows 8 is finally here and for some the thought of switching operating systems can be horrifying. Fears of whether or not one will be able to easily transition from the old to new interface are the first to pop up. Further, the task of having to install all of the software you use daily is never a fun time. Nevertheless, with a new system come new benefits. Indeed, Windows 8 has added many new benefits and a unique new interface with the tablet in mind. Touch sensitive features are abundant and cloud connectivity and security have been boosted. It might be perfect for the small business owner on the go. SmallBiz Tech continues along with our added commentary, “In a recent article on Dun & Bradstreet, How Windows 8 Can Help The Traveling Entrepreneur, Ramon outlines some of the new features that make this operating system worth taking a look at (and possibly upgrading to). Here are those four features:
- Tablet capability
- Laptops are popular but only because they are what everyone is familiar with. Tablets are lighter, have longer battery life, and can most of the critical tasks required by those on the go. They are not for data analysts or programmers but internet, email, presentations, PDFs, all can be done and Windows 8 focuses on touch capabilities for tablets.
- Better password protection
- Security is always a concern, especially for those who are constantly on the go and need to access the internet through numerous unknown and untrusted networks. Windows 8 has offered many features to strengthen but also simplify the security process.
- Cloud computing is the future and it’s already here. As more business turn to it for cost effective storage the ability for it to be integrated into our routine software is crucial. Windows 8 knew this and much of its focus has been on complete system wide integration of many popular cloud computing options.
- Storable on a flash drive
- Continuing with the theme of cloud computing, many of your personal files, programs, and settings can be saved on a cloud storage system and then accesses via any other computer which can be made to look just like your home computer. This is achieved through the fact that Windows 8 can be stored on a USB thumb drive. If you don’t trust a computer’s operating system just pop in your thumb drive and boot into your home environment.
Click on the link below to see their explanation of each benefit.
Source - Small Biz Technology