We recently wrote a blog post about Windows 8 helping to cut the total cost of ownership (TCO). Within the blog we highlighted the value of relevant devices in your organisation’s future IT strategy, and how the availability of a broadening range of form factors, such as Dell Latitude 10 tablet, can empower your employees and help you achieve competitive advantage.

IT decision makers in Enterprise around the UK are looking for ways to cut device TCO in their organisation. The advent of factors such as cloud and bring your own device (BYOD) are driving this rapid change. Plus with the demand from employees to switch to a more flexible way of working, a device which can combine everything an employee needs to work flexibly and also cost less than its predecessor is gold dust.

Even if employees end up using their own device, running Windows 8 or Windows Phone, it helps reduce device and carrier cost as the organisation are leveraging the employees’ device for which they are paying for and maintaining.

Windows 8 is the perfect platform if an organisation also wants to use its own apps for staff to use anywhere, anytime – creating new apps for Windows 8 and Windows Phone is easy – take a look at the Windows 8 Dev Centre for more information. Office 365 (hosted in the cloud) is another massive plus to using the Windows 8 operating system – seamlessly integrating your account with other devices around the work or home.

Dells Latitude 10 tablet is new on the market and includes security and battery features that will be huge plus points for anyone looking for a new device and who works flexibly regularly.

A recent study conducted by Dell in healthcare supports their claim that the Latitude 10’s total cost of ownership for three years will be 59% lower than that of the iPad. Now healthcare, by definition is a pretty good working environment to test a devices TCO mettle. Healthcare professionals need secure devices with excellent connectivity and great battery life. The tablet includes a fingerprint reader and a smart card reader that will allow for dual-factor authentication of users; the tablet already had built-in encryption and will add file-level encryption at a later date.

Dell have even produced this great infographic about TCO and the major concerns of healthcare IT decision-makers.

Whether it’s the Latitude 10 you decide to use or another from the huge range of Windows 8 devices, there is no doubt that an organisation’s device TCO can be slashed by a forward-thinking flexible work strategy and a well-researched purchase of devices.

By Howard
Microsoft UK Enterprise Team