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Windows 8 benefits manufacturers

With the recent release of Windows 8, Apriso’s Werner Krings has highlighted five ways he thinks Microsoft’s new operating system will benefit manufacturers.

These are:

  1. The redesign of the start or home screen
  2. Better support for increasing use of mobile devices
  3. Greater focus on a touchscreen device
  4. Built in connectivity to the cloud
  5. Greater focus on security features.

Krings explains: “Pre-programmed access to the cloud for data aggregation and application deliver will only further the financial incentives of manufacturers to greater leverage Microsoft’s latest operating system as another platform-based approach for process consistency and performance improvement. This strategy can enable users to more fully embrace this new technology based on a more intuitive usability as it renders work processes more effectively and across more mobile devices instead of just fixed, desktop-based solutions. Further, it can deliver a more secure business and work environment.”

And one of the comments in the post further highlights the benefits of Windows 8: “An important advantage of Windows 8 over iPad and Andriod device for manufacturers is the same user experience across PC, laptop, tablet, phones and industrial computers. This leads to less mistakes, less training time and increased productivity.”

For more on each of these points and how they will benefit manufacturers, check out the Apriso blog post in full.

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