As businesses grow and technologies change, rolling out a new operating system can minimize short-term hassles while reducing long-term costs. Drawing on vast experience and expertise, Intel has developed comprehensive best practices as well as innovative technologies to help your business get the most out of its migration to Windows 7*.
Creating a road map for smooth migration
With advance preparation and smart deployment, you can save time, reduce expenses, and minimize disruption. Intel’s IT department completed a beta deployment, followed by a company-wide migration to Windows 7* on Intel® Core™ vPro™ processor–based PCs. We found that using new PCs throughout the migration process can:
- Minimize short-term IT hassles such as lagging performance due to the new OS.
- Reduce management and support costs down the road
Not surprisingly, we learned some things the hard way—but Intel’s IT department is happy to share its knowledge on the migration process with IT peers. As you develop a migration plan and begin your own deployment, please refer to Intel IT’s best practices along the way.
The right processors for the job
Using the right hardware not only makes for easier migration, it also brings greater performance. 3rd generation Intel® Core™ and Intel® Core™ vPro™ processors deliver intelligent performance for Windows 7* and provide the following benefits when compared to systems that are just three years old:
- The 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor runs business productivity applications up to 80% faster1 2
- Up to 90% faster multitasking on the 3rd generation Intel Core i5 processor1 2
- Encrypt sensitive data up to four times faster on the 3rd generation Intel Core i5 processor3 1 2
Pairing the new OS with business PCs running the latest Intel® processors also yields superior graphics. The Windows 7 Aero* user interface combines with built-in visuals on 3rd generation processors to provide a stunning visual experience without the cost of a dedicated graphics card.4