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Now is the time Upgrade your customers to Windows 7


Help increase your revenue and grow your business with genuine Microsoft Windows 7 software


Your SMB customers are ready. Are you? The Windows®


7 Professional opportunity is here. Small and midsize businesses (SMBs) are ready to upgrade to the new operating system now. With customer demand come new opportunities to build revenue through products, service, and support. Here are just some of the ways your customers are ready for Windows 7 Professional.


Ready to spend on IT


• 80 percent of SMBs plan to buy new hardware this year and 55 percent plan to purchase software.1


Ready for Windows 7 Professional


• SMBs have set aside a significant portion of new software budgets for Windows 7 deployment.2


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• Nearly 78 percent of SMBs are making plans to upgrade to Windows 7 within two years.3


Ready for a better PC experience Consider the following:4


• Moving from Windows XP to Windows 7, customers can produce an increased productivity of 43 hours per PC per year


• Customers can save more than £1,000 per PC each year in labour and productivity


• Customers can make their money back in about seven months


• Customers deploying Windows 7 achieve an average ROI of 375 percent


• Ninety-four percent of Windows 7 users are satisfied with their experience5


Why Windows 7 instead of Windows XP?


1 Spiceworks State of SMB IT, April 2010


2 Spiceworks ‘SMB IT Pros Plans – Windows 7 Adoption and Deployment,’ 2009


3 Microsoft SMB Insights Report, 2010


4 IDC White Paper sponsored by Microsoft, ‘The Benefit of Using Windows 7 in Small and Medium- sized Businesses,’ June 2010 5 Technologizer, March 2010


• A better desktop. The taskbar has live previews. And Snap, Peek, and Shake give a user easy (and fun) new ways to juggle all those open windows


• Smarter search. Type in the Start menu search box, and see results instantly, grouped by category – documents, pictures, music, e-mail, and programs.


• Easy sharing. Connect two or more PCs running Windows 7 in your home, and share music, pictures, videos, and documents.


* If not pre-installed, Windows XP Mode can be downloaded for free from Microsoft.


Why Windows 7 Professional instead of Windows 7 Home Premium?


• Work from anywhere. Windows 7 Professional manages power more efficiently and connects to wireless networks faster. Plus, with Location Aware Printing, a user’s laptop automatically remembers their preferred printer on each network they use


• Use Windows XP programmes. Most Windows XP programmes run on Windows 7 Professional. But for those that aren’t compatible, Windows XP Mode*


window right on their Windows 7 desktop


• Safeguard work. Encrypting File System (EFS) lets users encrypt a file or folder with sensitive information. And Advanced Backup and Restore lets a business set up automatic backups to their network.


Standardising on Windows 7 to correct improper licensing is easy with the Get Genuine Windows Agreement licensing solutions


• Familiarise yourself with the available solutions so you can address the Windows compliance opportunities within your customer’s installed base of existing PCs. By recommending, deploying, and servicing only genuine Windows, you are helping your customers develop a foundation for success and building long-term, profitable relationships – enhancing your reputation as a trusted advisor.


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