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Windows Vista deployment and cost savings

Those of you involved in deploying Windows Vista to enterprises may be interested to learn of today’s publication of a study completed by Wipro and GCR Custom Research and commissioned by MS, wherein it’s demonstrated that running Windows Vista on mobile PCs delivers significant savings to organizations over running Windows XP.  The reduction in TCO (total cost of ownership) amounted to $605 per mobile PC per year, or a 14% improvement on Windows XP.  These savings were realized by employing such Windows Vista innovations as BitLocker Drive Encryption to enhance security, Network Diagnostics for improved troubleshooting, and integrated search functionality to boost productivity.  For further details, visit the GCR website.

Organizations may be interested in combining this new mobility TCO whitepaper with the how-to guide titled How to Effectively Manage Your Organization’s Mobile PCs.

The study also noted that Windows Vista-deploying organizations were able to lower the risk in complying with regulatory requirements such as Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).  Specific innovations in Windows Vista contributing to these gains were the risk reduction offered by BitLocker, increased control afforded via User Account Control and group policies, and the ability to reduce compliance testing costs through Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) Applications Virtualization.

Microsoft, Windows Vista, Deployment, Cost Saving, IT Professionals

Source:→ Windows Vista Team Blog

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