Why you should make the move to Windows® 7?
Moving your organization to Windows® 7 promises to be one of the most productive migrations yet. Why? This advanced operating system was built from the ground up to work the way organizations do—securely, remotely and on the fly. And to help you with the transition, it is supported by a rich set of transition and migration tools.
How can Windows® 7 benefit my organization?
Windows® 7 powers the security, networking, remote accessibility and mobile connectivity features that organizations are clamoring for. At Lenovo, we’ve been collaborating with Microsoft for more than four years to optimize Lenovo laptops and desktops for this transformative new environment. We call the result of this collaboration, the Lenovo Enhanced Experience 2.0 for Windows® 7.
So go ahead and add “organizational hero” to your list of career accomplishments: implementing this advanced operating system can decrease IT labor costs up to 45% and, post-deployment, service desk demand could drop by as much as 65% according to research conducted by IDC.
What about Windows® 7's return on investment (ROI)?
Windows® 7 delivers a fast return on investment: in as little as 7 months to 12 months according to Forrester Consulting. This research, which studied actual implementations, compared Windows® 7 deployments with adoptions of previous operating systems. Not only was it faster to adopt Windows® 7, the move saved money in two areas: IT labor expended during deployment and support demand post-deployment.
One organization expects to realize $1.5 million in quantified benefits from its $668,000 investment in Windows® 7. Cost/benefit analyses and ROI experiences benchmarked by industry analyst firms Forrester Consulting and IDC appear in Your Guide to Fast-tracking Windows® 7 Migration.
To determine how much your specific organization can expect to achieve by moving to Windows® 7, consult the Microsoft ROI Calculator.
Proven strategies for gaining the most benefit from Windows® 7 can also be found in Maximize Your Windows® 7 Investment.
What about migrating my organization's applications to Windows® 7?
Moving your existing applications to Windows® 7 is one of the most challenging aspects of deciding when to deploy a new operating system. Microsoft has already worked with software publishers and other leading organizations to migrate thousands of business applications to Windows® 7. In addition to certifying these applications for the Windows® 7 environment, Microsoft has amassed significant expertise and best practices related to application migration. Consult the Windows® 7 Application Compatibility List for IT Professionals to see the thousands of applications that have been certified as Windows® 7 compatible.
Additional information on application compatibility can be found in Windows® 7 Application Compatibility. Keep up with ongoing updates on application compatibility in Chris Jackson’s blog, The App Compat Guy.
Finally, visit a dedicated online community to find technical resources, free tools and expert guidance on best practices pertinent to Windows® 7 migration. Segmented by adoption cycle, this site makes it easy for you to start from wherever you are now and chart a course to where you want your organization to be.