PC Users Urged to Upgrade to Windows 8.1 for Improved Security

NYC tech leader, eMazzanti, reviews Windows upgrades from XP to Windows 8 and beyond on Voice of Manhattan Business program.

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Each new version of Windows has a much smaller threat landscape, with Windows 8 having one tenth the attack surface vs. Windows XP.

Hoboken, New Jersey (PRWEB) May 08, 2014

eMazzanti Technologies CEO, Carl Mazzanti, urged Windows users to upgrade to Windows 8 to counter increasing security threats as he discussed “From Windows XP to Windows 8.1: Changes, Differences, Trends” on the popular blogtalkradio program VMB, The Voice of Manhattan Business, sponsored by the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce.

“The rocket ship growth of malware and spyware runs across all platforms,” stated Mazzanti. “Users should upgrade to Windows 8.1 to increase security and counter the threats. Each new version of Windows has a much smaller threat landscape, with Windows 8 having one tenth the attack surface vs. Windows XP.”

In the informative interview, Mazzanti also summarized the progression and issues of each of the Windows versions from Windows 2000 to Windows 7, what’s different in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, and the expected release of Windows 9, spring of 2015.

In discussing the benefits of Windows 8/8.1, Mazzanti mentioned improved performance as evidenced by faster boot times, and shared insights about the “Tiles”, a major user interface change from Windows 7.

“The tiles are much more than links to directories,” explained Mazzanti. “They are a phenomenal way of pulling in active data you might be interested in on multiple platforms without having to launch individual apps.”

The program concluded with a brief discussion of what to expect in Windows 9 and beyond. Mazzanti said he hopes to see file storage synced across all devices, a sexier user interface and faster setup on any new device, with automatic transfer of settings and apps.

“Customer feedback is insanely important to Microsoft,” stated Mazzanti. “With so much input, we are excited about what’s coming in future releases of Windows, particularly the user experience.

The timely 45 minute program aired at noon, May 7, 2014. However, eMazzanti encourages everyone to access the complete recorded interview.

Other related resource information:

Continuing the Windows 8 vision with Windows 8.1

eMazzanti Article Gives 10 Reasons Why Windows 8.1 is Worth It

About eMazzanti Technologies

eMazzanti Technologies’ team of trained, certified experts provide 24×7 outsourced IT support to strengthen IT security, ensure business productivity and address challenges of growth, cloud computing, mobility, critical business continuity and disaster recovery demands. The consultancy has special expertise in retail, manufacturing, distribution, financial, architectural, engineering, construction, government, educational, legal services, accounting, marketing communications, and healthcare market segments, while maintaining high customer satisfaction levels. Flexible support plans range from fixed-fee, around-the-clock network management where eMazzanti functions as an extension of a businesses’ IT staff to a custom-solution provided on an as-needed basis.

eMazzanti serves the Hoboken, NJ and NYC area markets as well as regional, national and international business support requirements. The IT firm is Microsoft’s 2012 Partner of the Year and on-going Gold Partner, Microsoft Northeast Region Partner of the Year, a four-time recipient of WatchGuard’s Partner of the Year and has achieved the Inc. 5000 list for the fourth year in a row. Download the free article: How to Select an IT Provider. More than 400 companies trust their IT support needs to eMazzanti Technologies. For more information contact: Carl Mazzanti 201-360-4400 or emazzanti.net. Twitter: @emazzanti, Facebook: Facebook.com/emazzantitechnologies.


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