Forrester Consulting: Windows 10 reduces the costs of IT, security, and productivity

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A new post done by Jason Leznek over at the Windows Blog is showing that Windows 10 is reducing the posts of IT, Security, and Productivity. The post goes into the details of a study done by Forrester Consulting, which was commissioned by Microsoft to conduct a Total Economic Impact (TEI) study of Windows 10.

Findings of the Forrester Study
Findings of the Forrester Study

Overall, the study looked at four enterprise organizations, including a government health department, a multinational food and beverage conglomerate, a global IT services firm and a professional auto racing team. These four organizations (clearly from different industries) were early adopters of Windows 10. Based on interviews with these four organizations, the following highlights and benefits of Windows 10 were established:

  • Windows 10 requires less IT administration time to install, manage, and support, with easy-to-use features and more self-service functions. One customer found that deploying Windows 10 was quicker and easier by as much as 50% from their last operating system upgrade and overall IT administrators estimate a 15% improvement in IT management time with Windows 10 — valuable time back to help in other key IT areas.
  • With new features such as Credential Guard, Device Guard and improved security features such as BitLocker, security events related to client device management requiring IT remediation are reduced or avoided altogether. Forrester estimated some of the businesses could be saving up to nearly $700,000 a year by enabling security features in Windows 10.
  • Improvements, such as faster boot times, convenient access to corporate applications, increased security, and better mobility tools help IT and users increase productivity and complete work more quickly and effectively. Employees, especially mobile workers, estimate they have 25% more time to get work done than they did before.

These three areas are very key to the adoption and daily use of an operating system in the business world, and so it is good to see some positive Windows 10 statistics and findings. As always, though, we would love to hear your take on this set of news, so be sure to drop us a comment below!