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The Benefit of Using Windows 7 in Small and Medium-Sized Businesses <br />A summary of the research by IDC (commissioned b...
Scope and Methodology<br />Small and medium businesses with 5 to 250 PCs were surveyed in the US, EMEA, and ASIA-PACIFIC<b...
“SMBs are gaining more than just happier users…”<br />Why Stay  on Windows XP? <br />“The greatest  reduction comes from a...
IT Labor Cost Savings<br />Windows 7 was found to be less time consuming for IT professionals to manage, with the greatest...
End Users Cost Savings<br />80% of the savings come from improvement in end users productivity<br />-45% ($471 savings per...
IDC’s Conclusion<br />“Windows 7 presents a rare opportunity to replace an aging Windows product with a more modern operat...
Resources<br />IDC White Paper: http://ArsenalContent/ContentDetail.aspx?ContentID=195827<br />IDC Academy Live Sessions: ...
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The Benefit of Using Windows 7 Professional in Small and Medium-Sized Businesses -Research by IDC

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The Benefit of Using Windows 7 Professional in Small and Medium-Sized Businesses -Research by IDC

  1. 1. The Benefit of Using Windows 7 in Small and Medium-Sized Businesses <br />A summary of the research by IDC (commissioned by Microsoft)<br />June 2010<br />
  2. 2. Scope and Methodology<br />Small and medium businesses with 5 to 250 PCs were surveyed in the US, EMEA, and ASIA-PACIFIC<br />Customers who participated in the depth interviewswere selected because of their extensive Windows 7 penetration <br />Methodology: The research from IDC takes a deep look at the operational costs of Windows 7 as experienced by SMBs and compares them against those associated with earlier versions of Windows, including Windows Vista, but particularly Windows XP. <br />Source: IDC White Paper sponsored by Microsoft, The Benefit of Using Windows 7 in Small and Medium-Sized Businesses, Doc #223959, June 2010<br />
  3. 3. “SMBs are gaining more than just happier users…”<br />Why Stay on Windows XP? <br />“The greatest reduction comes from a decrease in service desk support burden. This indicates that Windows 7 is less time consuming for IT professionals to manage”<br />“The effect on end users: it is clear that Windows 7 improves on every metric examined. <br />“The return on the investment to deploy Windows 7 can be recognized quickly — in fact, in as little as 7.2 months. “<br />Source: IDC White Paper sponsored by Microsoft, The Benefit of Using Windows 7 in Small and Medium-Sized Businesses, Doc #223959, June 2010<br />Why Pay More?<br />
  4. 4. IT Labor Cost Savings<br />Windows 7 was found to be less time consuming for IT professionals to manage, with the greatest gains coming from a decrease in service desk support burden<br />Research from IDC shows Windows 7 helps lower long term operational costs<br />Source: IDC White Paper sponsored by Microsoft, The Benefit of Using Windows 7 in Small and Medium-Sized Businesses, Doc #223959, June 2010<br />
  5. 5. End Users Cost Savings<br />80% of the savings come from improvement in end users productivity<br />-45% ($471 savings per PC per year) in Self-Support per PC per year<br />-42% ($489 savings per PC per year) in Downtime/Helpdesk<br />+ 7.9 hours ($163) per user per year in productivity thanks to new features<br />IDC: “It is clear that Windows 7 improves on every metric examined ”<br />Source: IDC White Paper sponsored by Microsoft, The Benefit of Using Windows 7 in Small and Medium-Sized Businesses, Doc #223959, June 2010<br />
  6. 6. IDC’s Conclusion<br />“Windows 7 presents a rare opportunity to replace an aging Windows product with a more modern operating system. As part of that opportunity, it is possible to lower operational costs for SMB customers and recognize a tangible return on the investment required to move to Windows 7” <br />Source: IDC White Paper sponsored by Microsoft, The Benefit of Using Windows 7 in Small and Medium-Sized Businesses, Doc #223959, June 2010<br />
  7. 7. Resources<br />IDC White Paper: http://ArsenalContent/ContentDetail.aspx?ContentID=195827<br />IDC Academy Live Sessions: http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9737371<br />

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