Computers have become an integral part of the business world. Spreadsheet programs allow us to track revenues and manage spending, while email allows us to keep in touch with coworkers whether they're on the other side of the office or the other side of the globe. Customer relationship management software helps manage the customer database and increase sales, and word processing applications allow us to convey our mission statements to the world. Web browsers enable even the smallest business to open their storefront to the world.
Business professionals have a number of options when it comes to purchasing a computer. Desktop PCs can serve as the foundation of any office, whether it's in a spare room at home or the top floor of the corporate headquarters. Laptops enable us to conduct business wherever we are, whether it's in the airport while we're waiting on our flight or in the local coffeeshop. With the right hardware, either of those can serve double duty as educational access devices, entertainment platforms and even gaming machines for those times when you need to take a break from work.
So which is best? As with anything, the answer depends on your goals, and the options can be overwhelming. If you decide that a desktop is the best solution, there are still dozens of options from which to choose. If a laptop fits the bill, features to consider include battery life, form factor and storage size. And if you enjoy listening to music or watching videos while you work or even prefer top-of-the-line audio and video for online conference calls, both laptops and desktop PCs can offer 4K displays and premium sound.
To help make the right choice, Lenovo has created this guide to help match your business specialty with the right machine for the task, with a number of deals designed to help you get the best value for your capital investment.
But no matter what your business may be, chances are the operating system on which your computer runs will go a long way toward simplifying your management tasks. That's why Lenovo offers the option of Windows 10 Pro with all of its Windows 10 for business machines.
Windows is already the most popular operating system in the world today, driving close to half of the computers currently in use. Windows is compatible with virtually every productivity application on the market, and some version of Windows powers devices ranging from medical devices to point-of-sale systems to ATMs. No matter what language your customers speak, chances are their business machines speak Windows. When it comes to Windows 10 for business, nothing beats Windows 10 Pro.
Windows 10 Pro is built for business, with enhanced security features, including firewall and internet protections to help safeguard against viruses, malware and ransomware. BitLocker encryption keeps your files safe, with the same security available on removable storage devices with BitLocker to Go. In addition, Windows 10 Pro lets you create your own private app section in the Windows Store for convenient access to company applications.
With Windows 10 Pro, Office files such as Excel, Word, and PowerPoint automatically get stored in the cloud so you can share and work on documents in real time. The new Microsoft Edge browser is built for Windows 10, optimized for the modern web but compatible with legacy apps and sites.
Simply put, Windows 10 Pro enables you to get more done.