Top 10 Reasons to
Move to Windows 2000 Professional
Value. Windows 2000 Professional can help you reduce costs
through improved management and increase productivity through improved
reliability and ease of use. For example, analysis conducted at Credit
Suisse First Boston predicted that using Windows® 2000 Professional
could reduce the firm's directly related IT costs by 15 percent, as well
as improve employee productivity by cutting computer-related
unproductive time by as much as 41 percent.
Reliability. Windows 2000 Professional includes fundamental
improvements such as modifications to the operating system core to
prevent crashes and the ability for the operating system to repair
itself that make it the most reliable desktop operating system Microsoft
has ever produced. On comparative reliability tests conducted by ZD
Labs, the average system uptime of Windows 2000 Professional was over 50
times that of Windows 98 and 17 times that of Windows NT Workstation
Mobility. Mobile computing is simpler and more efficient with
Windows 2000 Professional.
Manageability. Windows 2000 Professional is easier to deploy,
manage, and support. Centralized management utilities, trouble-shooting
tools, and support for self-healing applications all make it simpler for
administrators and users to deploy and manage desktop and laptop
computers. These improvements pay off in reduced costs.
Performance. The advancements made throughout Windows 2000
Professional are accentuated by the operating system's speed. As shown
in ZD Labs tests running the most popular business applications, with 64
MB of RAM, Windows 2000 was 32 percent faster than Windows 95 and 27
percent faster than Windows 98.
Security. Windows 2000 Professional provides comprehensive
security features to protect your sensitive business data, both locally
on your desktop computer and as it is transmitted over your local area
network, phone lines, or the Internet.
Internet. The familiar user interface of Windows 98 combined with
all the capabilities of Internet Explorer 5, makes using the Internet
and your local desktop a unified user experience. This user interface,
combined with integrated search capabilities, makes it easier to find
and use information locally and on the Web.
Usability. Windows 2000 Professional combines the power and
security of its predecessor, Windows NT Workstation, with the
traditional ease of use of Windows 98. It also provides more wizards, a
centralized location for common tasks, and menus that adapt to the way
Data Access. When you use Windows 2000 Professional in
conjunction with Windows 2000 Server, you can take advantage of
IntelliMirror technologies. By letting you store your important
information and desktop settings on a central computer, IntelliMirror
lets you work on any computer attached to your network as if you are at
your own desk.
Hardware. Windows 2000 Professional lets you take advantage of
new hardware devices, such as those with universal serial bus (USB) and
IEEE 1394 (Firewire) connections.