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Where Does AI Fit Into Work? Your PC

Discover how Microsoft’s Copilot+PC, powered by AI, is revolutionizing productivity, cybersecurity and communication in the workplace. Learn about the fastest, most intelligent Windows PCs ever and their potential impact on business operations.

Where does AI fit into work? Microsoft says on your PC. While many businesses are trying to determine how to incorporate AI into their operations or whether to use it at all, Microsoft created its most intelligent PC yet, fully equipped with AI.

If you’re already benefiting from Microsoft’s 365 Copilot, an integrated application in Microsoft’s 365 everyday apps like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams and others, you know how it can significantly enhance your productivity and save time. Now, imagine if this powerful tool was seamlessly integrated into your PC. The time-saving potential is immense and a game-changer for your productivity.

Microsoft Copilot+PC: Features and Benefits

With powerful new silicon capable of an incredible 40+ trillion operations per second (TOPS), all–day battery life and access to the most advanced AI models, Copilot+ PCs will enable you to do things you can’t on any other PC, and much faster.

According to Microsoft , when compared to other PCs on the market, “Copilot+PCs unlock industry leading AI acceleration with up to 2x faster NPU performance.” This means it is outfitted for AI acceleration. Now, let’s dive deeper into its most notable benefits and features.

  • Recall files when you need them. We’ve all experienced that moment when you need to find a file and must sift through folders to locate where you or someone on your team saved it. The Recall feature allows you to interact with the PC to find what you need. All you have to do is provide a brief prompt of what you’re searching for, and, voila, it recalls the relevant file(s) for you.

    While this feature can be a timesaver, if you’re in the business of keeping information private, a few alarm bells are probably ringing right about now. Rest assured, according to Microsoft, you can decide what information Recall can capture, making private content inaccessible by Recall. Your IT administrators can also utilize Microsoft Intune to disable certain Recall features. The primary downside to this feature is that it’s still a work in progress, with new policies allowing IT teams to impose more parameters on app and website accessibility.

    A poll conducted by Brightpearl found that people typically spend 21 hours and 36 minutes a week doing administrative tasks in their jobs. Those tasks, like locating files, add up quickly. Brightpearl reports that, on average, employees will wade through 204 admin tasks a month. So, if your business doesn’t require strict security guidelines, the out-of-the-box features of this PC could prove favorable.

  • Reap the benefits of Windows cybersecurity. As organizations increasingly integrate AI with their data, particularly when handling sensitive information, ensuring high security is a top priority for IT teams. This is why Microsoft emphasizes the importance of this PC’s ability to shield your sensitive data with its Secured-core PC protection and Microsoft Pluton security processor, not to mention its safeguard features for sign-in, malware safeguards, app protection and more.

  • Access real-time translation. Businesses are more diverse than ever. Whether you’re working with coworkers or clients across the globe, Copilot+PC can translate in real-time from over 40 languages into English. It also enables individuals with hearing disabilities to access real-time translations without needing the internet, making communication
    accessible for everyone.
  • Improve the meeting experience. We live in a digital age where virtual meetings for personal or business use are the norm, and despite the benefits, they don’t come without challenges. From staying engaged to maintaining good-quality audio or lighting, a lot can impact the overall quality of a meeting. Copilot+PC utilizes Windows Studio Effects, which allows you to maintain eye contact while reading from your screen, minimize background noise, maintain good-quality lighting and portraits, and even add creative filters.

Who Will the Early Adopters Be?

The early adopters for Copilot+PC will likely be individuals within an organization, such as IT decision-makers seeking to develop and implement AI within their organizations, executives focused on investing in innovative technologies and piloting them to enhance business outcomes, and individual contributors aiming to leverage AI tools and data so they can make more informed decisions in their field.

However, Qualcomm’s exclusive entry presents a challenge due to the dominance of Intel and AMD in the market. Given the widespread use of Intel and AMD, businesses interested in integrating this new technology will likely need to undergo testing. Adopting Copilot+PC might not be as straightforward for companies with homegrown applications, as the current scalability of the technology remains to be seen. However, it’s only a matter of time before Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X processors will be met with Intel and AMD chips.

CDW Can Support Your Business Utilization and Exploration of Microsoft Copilot+PC.

Today, many businesses are using Windows 11 or earlier versions like Windows 10. Still, some are in the exploration phase of adopting Copilot. If that’s your business, CDW can guide you through a comprehensive plan for envisioning, enacting and enabling Microsoft Copilot technology within your organization with our Copilot AI Strategy Workshop. At CDW, we have 130+ CDW-badged Microsoft engineers, architects, developers and project managers nationwide to help you navigate all things Microsoft.

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John Coleman

Director of Strategic Intiatives
John Coleman is the director of strategic initiatives within CDW’s Product & Partner Management organization, where he leads efforts around customer-facing sustainability solutions and assists with client AI hardware roadmap development.