6 Reasons Why Enterprises Should Use Windows® Intune
If you are looking for a simple and an effective way to manage the network of computers in your organization, look no further than the Windows Intune cloud service from Microsoft. Windows Intune offers a web-based console to monitor your PCs and secure them. With the facility to manage your computer network remotely, it doesn’t matter where you are. Just login to the Windows Intune web console and access your network. It’s as simple as that. What’s more, if the systems that are being used in your organization have Windows XP or Windows Vista, a license to upgrade to Windows 7 Enterprise is also provided for computers covered under Windows Intune. Here are 6 reasons why businesses should consider using Windows Intune.
Windows Intune offers online access with a host of services
Windows Intune’s online console offers all the information at a glance regarding the systems. This helps the IT professionals in reviewing the updates, security status, access control policies, applications, reports, set up alerts, add administrators, deploy software, and do much more. All that is required to be done to use Windows Intune is subscribe to the service, install Windows Intune on PCs that you want to manage, and have an Internet connection.
Enhanced computer security offered by Windows Intune
Windows Intune Endpoint Protection ensures comprehensive security of your organization’s computers. New security threats are emerging on an almost daily basis and this highlights the need to have an effective security system in place. That’s where Windows Intune Endpoint Protection comes in handy with its real time protection features. The software helps you to regularly install the security updates, perform scans, remove malware, manage security policies, configure firewall, etc.
No server hardware required
As Windows Intune is offered through the cloud, it does away with the need to have computer servers. This helps in saving money in terms of costs that would have been spent on the operation and maintenance of servers, and operating system licenses. Thus, Windows Intune provides a hassle-free experience to the IT personnel.
Businesses can avail Windows 7 Enterprise upgrade license with Intune
There’s an added incentive to use Windows Intune for companies that are using Windows XP Professional or Windows Vista (editions: Professional, Business, and Ultimate) on their computers. Along with the subscription for Windows Intune, licenses to upgrade systems to Windows 7 Enterprise are also given. So, there is the added benefit of getting Windows 7 which is a much more advanced operating system as compared to Windows XP and Windows Vista. Data can be protected by using BitLocker and BitLocker To Go in Windows 7 Enterprise.
Reduced IT costs
In a study conducted by IDC, it was found that Windows Intune can help in reducing IT costs by an average of $702 per PC. The savings are as a result of reduced IT labor, increase in user productivity and some applications that are not required. According to IDC’s study, Windows 7 also helps in substantial annual savings on a company’s IT expenditure.
With Windows Intune, it’s easy to generate reports regarding various technical aspects related o software, hardware, and licenses. Just import the data from the reports to Microsoft Excel and analyze them for decision-making and further action. This helps in identifying the issues that are hampering the productivity of employees. Windows 7 Enterprise also has advanced features that enhance the employees’ efficiency.