You’ve likely heard of the Surface for business family of devices before, which includes various models of the Microsoft Surface Pro. But, do you know how they can actually be used to improve different aspects of your organization?
From increased mobility for remote employees to improved data security and streamlined business collaboration, the features of Microsoft Surface Pro devices can transform the way modern companies operate throughout the day-to-day.
At this point, you may be wondering: “What can a Surface Pro do for my business?” No matter your industry, size, or needs, there’s a Surface Pro device that can align. Here are a few key reasons why buying a Surface Pro for business is an investment worth making.
Experience True Business Mobility
Business mobility is when professionals are able to complete their work from outside of a traditional office setting. In today’s fast-paced business world, where employees are often working on-the-go and remote work is the new norm, it’s more important than ever that organizations are able to experience true business mobility.
But to do so, you’ll need the right tools and technologies—without them, employees won’t be able to access the workplace resources, business collaboration tools, apps, and files they need to get their work done. One of these valuable tools is Microsoft’s line of Surface Pro for business devices.
Surface Pro 7
For example, the new Surface Pro 7 was designed to be ultra-light and versatile so employees can work the way they like from virtually any location. Starting at just 1.70 pounds, it’s easy to carry around whether you’re heading into the office, going to a coffee shop, or packing a bag for the airport. Plus, with tablet-to-laptop versatility, you can use your Surface Pro 7 in whatever mode is best aligned with the task at hand and your current working environment.
Surface Pro X
Another new Surface Pro device designed to enhance business mobility is the Surface Pro X. At just 7.3mm and starting at only 1.7 pounds, it’s the thinnest Surface device yet, meaning it’s perfect for an on-the-go lifestyle or remote worker. Plus, it comes with built-in, blazing-fast LTE Advanced Pro, meaning you won’t ever need to connect to unsecured public Wi-Fi. Instead, you’ll be able to access the internet, cloud-based apps, and files you need from anywhere you can get a cell phone signal.
Enhance Business Security
Business security is a concern for every modern business, no matter their size, location, or industry. With data breaches on the rise and cyber attackers constantly learning new ways to hack networks and steal confidential business data, prioritizing business security is essential. Luckily, Microsoft Surface Pro device security features are robust and can be invaluable when it comes to staying secure.
For example, Surface with LTE devices completely eliminate the need for remote or on-the-go employees to connect to unsecured public Wi-Fi networks. This way, they can avoid “Man-in-the-Middle” attacks that would put your important business data at risk. But, it’s important to keep in mind that using a secure device isn’t enough—the software you’re using on that device needs to be secure as well.
For this reason, Surface Pro devices were specifically designed to pair with Office 365 software. There are many benefits of utilizing this subscription-based, continuously-updated software in your business. One of the biggest ones is that as long as you can connect to the subscription-based business enterprise software’s server, you will always have the latest security patch for the software—without having to make additional downloads or pay for upgrades.
Additionally, Microsoft’s latest lineup of Surface Pro for business devices includes the most up-to-date security features. Both the new Surface Pro 7 and Surface Pro X come equipped with Firmware TPM and Windows Hello face sign-in, which allows you to log in to your device securely and quickly with password-free facial recognition technology.
Improve Business Collaboration
Effective business collaboration in the workplace makes your employees more engaged, creative, and productive. However, when your organization has team members working from various locations, it can be difficult for them to communicate efficiently and effectively—if they aren’t given the business collaboration tools necessary to do so.
Microsoft Surface Pro devices were designed for business collaboration and empower your teams to work better together, even if they’re thousands of miles apart. How? Each and every Surface device was built to be used with Microsoft Teams, a communication and teamwork hub that keeps group chat message boards, file sharing, and online document editing in one convenient place. This way, your employees can work together on a file simultaneously, chat about a task, and make or approve edits even if they aren’t sitting face-to-face in a conference room!
Plus, Surface Pro devices themselves include business collaboration tools that make it simple to brainstorm and work together—all without technical glitches or poor audio and video quality. For example, the Surface Pro 7 allows you to be heard loud and clear in conference calls and while using voice dictation in Office apps with enhanced dual far-field Studio Mics.
Another new Surface device, the Surface Laptop 3, features exciting collaboration capabilities and upgrades from the previous model. With improved front-facing cameras, OmniSonic speakers, and dual far-field Studio Mics, you can experience crystal clear sound and audio during virtual business meetings, conferences, and brainstorms.
Now that you know how Surface Pro for business devices can transform mobility, security, and collaboration in your organization, are you ready to experience a truly modern workplace for yourself?
If you’re already using Surface for business devices and want to know how you can get the most out of your investment, our Protected Trust experts can help! If you aren’t currently using Surface devices but would like to, you can purchase them with ease from our online store. Then, we’ll be here to help with implementation and give guidance as you use your Surface Pro devices throughout the day-to-day.
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