A well-maintained desktop will save money over time through improved IT efficiencies such as accelerating routine tasks, more stable IT configurations, and improved deployment management support. An optimised desktop means less downtime and greater user productivity, fewer help desk calls, and a better experience for the user.
Many agencies are under policy mandates to reduce staff and costs. Taking steps to determine how to best maximise funds will not only help provide short-term value but greater cost saving into the future. By investing a little in Microsoft technologies, organisations can save a lot—with an estimated return on investment (ROI) of 438% over a three-year period with desktop optimisation solutions.
Replacing legacy systems with newer versions not only helps mitigate costly security risks associated with older systems, but introduces back and front-end efficiencies that control costs by employing the latest IT advancements for more efficient, greener computing and operations. Built-in communication and collaboration capabilities save on conferencing and travel costs, personal productivity tools empower workers to accomplish more in less time, a unified console for managing databases creates a comprehensive operational picture and enables faster provisioning of services and heightened security controls, and a familiar, intuitive user interface reduces training time and associated costs. While this requires an initial investment in MDOP, the cost savings associated with improved IT productivity and efficiency can be seen over years and multiple budget cycles. Read the IDC white paper to learn more.