Windows 10 was designed to help organizations lower TCO by helping IT departments reduce the amount being invested in maintaining the status quo with old infrastructure and processes, so there is more to invest in digital transformation. It was also designed to meet and exceed people’s productivity requirements as well as deliver on their expectations for more personal computing on the devices they already use, while enhancing the experiences on the new and innovative devices that support touch, ink, and biometrics.
Forrester Total Economic Impact Study of Windows 10 provides insights on how well Windows 10 achieves these four goals.
To understand the benefits, costs, and risks associated with a Windows 10 implementation, Forrester interviewed eight customers that have years of experience with Windows, were early adopters of Windows 10, and have completed deployment of a significant number of updates to key teams.
Key Findings from the Forrester Total Economic Impact Study of Windows 10 Include:
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– IT management cost savings. IT administrators estimate a 20% improvement in management time, as Windows 10 requires less IT time to install, manage, and support with in-place deployment and more self-service functions. Also, with Windows 10, the organization has reduced the need for some third-party software products.
– Improved user productivity. Mobile employees estimate they can take advantage of 25% of time previously unavailable for work, enabling them to get more done more quickly wherever they may be.
– Reduced security remediation costs and reduced security risk. With new features such as Credential Guard and Device Guard, and existing features now improved or enabled by new software and hardware (such as BitLocker), security events requiring IT remediation are reduced or avoided by 33%.
– Windows 10 was easier and quicker to deploy compared with earlier operating system upgrades. Deployment tasks are able to be completed by more end users in a self-service fashion or by unattended automated IT processes. And even attended installations are much quicker, with fewer clicks needed.
– Improved or retained sales. Sales reps using Windows 10 (particularly at technology companies) can use Windows 10 as one way to show their commitment to the latest technologies, delivering presentations to generate new sales (or protect existing ones) to improve operating margin by several basis points.
– Application testing needs are decreased. Windows 10 already provides good application compatibility. Windows 10-as-a-service will provide regular, incremental updates (compared with complete operating system migrations), so that application testers can now focus their time testing applications that are impacted by new operating system features (versus testing all applications in past operating system migrations). Applications that are not impacted by new operating system features do not need the same level of testing rigor.
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