Most read articles in Transforming Business:

Read all articles

The transforming vision of Windows 8.1 for businesses
By: Lisa Boch-Andersen, Senior Director for Communications Europe
17 October 2013

Send EMail

Drumroll please, Windows 8.1 is now available to all commercial customers and partners! If you are looking to drive your business forward, boost productivity and kick off new opportunities, Windows 8.1 is specially designed for you. It comes with a flexible operating system, enhanced user experience, security and networking.

Already many of our customers are transforming their operations through the use of Windows 8.1, meet two of them.

UnitedHealth Group

For the past year UnitedHealth Group has been working with Windows 8, deploying a total of 500 devices across IT staff and mobile workers. However, this figure will radically increase. They are currently testing Windows 8.1 and increasing to 5,000 devices in the next year.

This move will allow them to move from paper based documentation towards tablet devices running on Windows 8.1. Ergo, reducing costs and generating faster responses to patients.


Providing their customers with an improved and interactive sales experience is crucial for Boeing, and it’s just what Windows 8.1 will allow them to do. Furthermore, reducing costs is also fundamental, hence they are considering touch-enabled computer devices, including Surface Pro. Furthermore, as Boeing possesses extremely high security standards they are currently evaluating the built-in security features in Windows 8.1 for future deployment.

Do you want to boost your business as well? You can start out testing Windows 8.1 Enterprise with these deployment tools . Moreover, for companies using specialized industry devices like point of service terminals, digital signs or kiosks, Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry will extend the power of Windows 8.1 technologies to these devices.

On a final note, businesses still using Windows XP are required to move to a more modern operating system, whether it is Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, before April 8th 2014 . For businesses still running on Windows 7, this is a good opportunity to evaluate Windows 8.1 . Download an evaluation edition of Windows 8.1 Enterprise and upgrade your business

Originally posted in Windows for your business

Related Content