Microsoft reported that 3M has deployed Windows 7 to nearly 7,000 of its 75,000 employees and plans a complete rollout over the next three years to help employees be more productive and IT resources be more efficient.
"Before we even started our system upgrade, a growing number of our employees already had Win7 on their home computers," said 3M Director, John Turner. "Once they saw how much easier Win7 is to use in their personal lives, they wanted to see those same improvements on the job as well. With Win7, we've seen increases in performance and improved user experience. PC startup time has decreased by 10% versus our legacy Windows platform."
"3M and Microsoft share a history of responding to customer needs through outstanding products," said Rich Reynolds, of Microsoft. "We know we've succeeded when a world-class company like 3M tells us they're saving money, improving security and improving employee satisfaction with Win7."