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Windows 8: 8 Big Benefits For SMBs

Windows 8 adoption carries some possible trouble and many potential benefits for small and midsize businesses. Use these factors to decide if it's worth the risk.
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Windows 8 offers a number of security improvements, but the most appealing for SMBs might be BitLocker. BitLocker's hard-drive encryption isn't new, but Windows 8 makes it more accessible for SMBs. That's because it's now included with Windows 8 Professional, the entry-level business edition. (BitLocker was limited to Ultimate and Enterprise editions in Vista and Windows 7.) That's particularly useful for the smaller companies that are unlikely to deploy the enterprise version of Windows. In short, BitLocker enables users to encrypt all of the data stored on the hard drive, reducing the risks associated with losing a business laptop or other hardware. BitLocker To Go offers similar protection for USB drives and other removable storage media.

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zman58
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zman58,
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11/24/2012 | 5:58:36 PM
re: Windows 8: 8 Big Benefits For SMBs
Article is nothing more than yet another W8 sales pitch.
W8 Kinks to work out? Yea.
W8 Take the plunge? ---yea, into boiling oil.

Stop playing around wasting time and money and getting nothing but silly restrictions in return. You want benefits? Simply skip the entire Win 8 mess and move straight up to Desktop Linux. You will learn more, do more, and pay far less. Linux will help make your business healthy and your users happy--very happy.
Best of all, with Linux you actually get a choice of the desktop UI you want to use--there are several available based on your specific needs and desires. Pick Gnome 3, Unity, or a choose a simple light-weight LXDE desktop. Incredibly secure, powerful, easy to use, and free from restrictions on use or distribution to other systems--as many as you want and also the same for servers!

So BYOD, a Linux computer! Only then will you have THE power.
BrazenDog
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BrazenDog,
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11/20/2012 | 11:46:06 AM
re: Windows 8: 8 Big Benefits For SMBs
I went to purchase a new lap top last night. There's not a chance in hell I'd buy a computer loaded with Windows 8. It is the biggest cluster &^%$ Microsoft has produced to date.
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Fill,
User Rank: Strategist
11/20/2012 | 3:42:00 AM
re: Windows 8: 8 Big Benefits For SMBs
Me no want. I don't want Tiles, I want Windows! What was MS thinking?
Leo Regulus
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Leo Regulus,
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11/19/2012 | 8:53:07 PM
re: Windows 8: 8 Big Benefits For SMBs
Unfortunate choice of article format. I cannot use it. That also means that I don't get to see and on/click on your ads or sponsors. Please reconsider your options.
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