Microsoft Windows Vista’s arrival will offer businesses an opportunity to take a fresh look at how they operate, Axon says.
“It’s a chance to re-design business process and look for different and better ways of doing things. It’s a chance to step back and brainstorm,” says the company's Microsoft partner alliances manager Adam Hall.
Businesses of all sizes will be able to make savings and assess how they can leverage new technology, he says.
“It’s not necessarily just the big client bases that will benefit, there’s a chance for SMEs and medium businesses to create something new or some efficiencies.”
Hall says a review of a firm’s applications may show some are redundant and if two or more serve the same purpose, one should be chosen and made Vista-capable.
General manager Scott Green says the operating system is more than a “1.x upgrade”.
“There are a number of areas in terms of data security and some basic workflow functionality as two specific examples in the operating environment that have never been there before.”
Axon’s application integration team has been upskilling with a view to helping clients get the most from Vista, Green says.
“We’re already involved in some projects where customers are looking at implementing workflow functionality around Office 2007,” he says.