30,000 Microsoft tablets for Meiji Yasuda Life
The end of Windows XP is already scheduled for 8th of April 2014. This is going to be a big change for PC users, or at least for 37% of them who are currently using Windows XP. Microsoft has announced the end of the era of XP but the company is not planning to leave all those nearly 40% PC users in frustration. Microsoft is providing pro-active campaigns and encouraging approaches to help users to switch to the newer versions of the OS Windows 7 and Windows 8. The company is providing an especially active approach purposed for the large companies worldwide that are still using PCs running on Windows XP.
One of the first companies that will take advantage by the help of Microsoft is the big Japanese life insurance company Meiji Yasuda Life. The company has begun the process of transition from computers to tablets. More than 30,000 devices will be replaced by Windows 8 running tablets. It is teaming up with the Microsoft Japan to proceed the replacing of its mobile sales devices. Many comment that the company has begun the updating process way too early in time. However, the Windows 8 OS is much different than the widely popular Windows XP. The company will conduct training and support for its employees which will take time. The full transition to Windows 8 tablets should be done until September 2013. Microsoft is preparing 30,000 tablets by Fujitsu exclusively made for the Meiji Yasuda Life. The new devices will brings a great improvement in the daily tasks of the sales persons which will be able to produce completely customized policies easier and faster than before.
Meiji Yasuda Life insurance company is the first Japanese company to begin such major upgrade to the newer OS. The expectations are for more companies worldwide to team up with Microsoft for the updating process.