It was stripped of the start menu, and the old interface was redone. It now featured tiles and live tiles, which automatically updated to notify you with information, such as important dates and social media updates. Support was now introduced for smartphones and tablets, with many touch features. Windows 8.1, in 2013, was a needed update to Windows 8. It brought back the start menu, and you could again choose to boot the computer to the desktop. For the mobile version of Windows 8.1, it showed off Cortana, a digital assistant much like Siri from Apple. Windows 10 is the most current version of Windows, being released in 2015. Users of Windows 7 through 8.1 can upgrade to 10 for free, a first for Microsoft. Cortana is now supported on the PC, and it also introduces Windows as a service. It moves away from big releases, opting instead for frequent, automatic
This results in some workers losing their jobs. The majority of these workers will be those who are the least productive.
The potential loss of trained employees who are unable to assimilate to the new business model.
Guided by a belief that the computer would be a valuable tool on every office desktop and in every home, they began developing software for personal computers. Gates' foresight and his vision for personal computing have been central to the success of Microsoft and the software industry. Under Gates' leadership, Microsoft's mission has been to continually advance and improve software technology, and to make it easier, more cost-effective and more enjoyable for people to use computers. The company is committed to a long-term view, reflected in its industry-leading investment in research and development each year (Microsoft, 2011).
Over the next 12 months the company has set-up strategies to help make the transition to a new management and communication system more smoothly for employees. First step will be set deadlines for the change. The next step will be companywide trainings on the new system by experts. The last step is to have an evaluation period for employees regarding the changes to allow for communication between managers and employees.
(Mendes, 1996) However, many times the change or changes make it virtually impossible to get educated on the various scenarios that the new change may affect in the workplace. These changes may include modifying and changing of the call script, introducing new shortcut keys in the software and unexpected changes in management. Employees are expected to adapt to the changes quickly and complete all their work in the same period as before the change in the organization. Management intervenes and attempts to assist employees but in many instances they are not abreast and knowledgeable of the processes of the change. Some of the new procedures instituted seem to serve no functionality to the job given. Individuals are growing tired of the continual changes but must to handle business as usual or they are considered non-compliant team members. The tolerance for change would be more welcomed if they were thoroughly researched and did not cause additional challenges and
Contrasting versions with similar software systems make up a major issue for the University. This is due to the fact that a lot of the applications are only able to with a specific software system version. The University of Pittsburg Medical Center is subject to many technological expenses, but once the release of the new OS system, this should be an issue.
They had taken the technology for granted and did not allocate the proper resources for such an integral system. Their technology was outdated and they failed to manage the integration process properly. They failed to control changes made to the network effectively. Their people also lacked the training necessary to maintain the network. Likely as a response to the cost cutting, they also failed to build in enough redundancy into the system and did not have an effective maintenance program to keep the network going.
An experience of few months with Windows 8 opened to me that seeing default interface on every reboot is not appreciable. Where when Windows 7 starts, it shows desktop after hitting the login screen. So, it attracts. Really!
Microsoft, a company founded by Bill Gates has, in the last couple of years seen a number of changes in its mode of operation. Traditionally Microsoft has been in the business of producing computer-based products exclusively (Byrnes, 2010). In the light of changing technology, globalisation and changing consumer tastes and preferences change has become in the tech-giant company. In the fast-paced world of technology, consumers are actively switching to the new touchscreen laptops and tablets, which are the replacement to conventional computers. These contemporary computers require operating systems and software that are entirely different from what was in use formerly. As means of keeping up this trend, and in order to address these new
Just over a few decades with Steve Ballmer, Microsoft has a new corporate leader at the helm. As Satya Nadella takes over the position that Mr. Ballmer once endured, his spirit took off with great confidence concerning his new role at the company (Microsoft, 2014). The next decade is likely to reveal the level of success his abilities bring to the future of the company and his own status as leader.
In all these changes will increase the plant's productivity and the entire staff's satisfaction and development. The important part of instilling the change is to make it transparent to all the members of the organization, ensure they embrace the change, to ensure productivity is meeting company