Desktop Modernization


Invest in modernizing your technology to lower costs, increase security, and improve operational efficiency.

Don’t leave yourself exposed to the security risks and support challenges that come with aging systems. With an optimized, greener desktop environment, you can improve security, lower management costs, and deliver a better overall end-user experience. A more streamlined organization gives you the ability to deliver more services that make a real impact for the citizens and communities you serve.​​

Spend a little, save a lot

By investing a little in Microsoft technologies, you can save a lot—with an estimated return on investment of 438% over a three-year period with desktop optimization solutions.* Replacing earlier systems with newer versions helps mitigate costly security risks associated with older systems, and introduces back-end and front-end efficiencies that further control costs by employing the latest IT advancements for more efficient, greener computing and operations.

Here are some capabilities you can provide with desktop modernization that can help your organization save money in the long-term:

  • Offer services faster with cloud computing.
  • Streamline your data infrastructure with a scalable, reliable, and easy-to-manage platform.
  • Enable shared services models across agencies for reduced installation and update costs.
  • Go green with energy-saving IT solutions that are more sustainable and cost-effective.
  • Reduce operating, mobile telephony, and training costs.
  • Gain more insight and value from your data.
  • Deliver dependable scalability with improved storage and analysis features, compression capabilities, and the Microsoft cloud-based relational database service.

Increase protection for your data and assets

​Outdated systems pose greater security risks as cyber attacks become more sophisticated. To combat these growing security concerns, Microsoft provides trusted advice and new technology solutions for every phase of the security management lifecycle. From minimizing data theft to ensuring compliance and enabling a more secure mobile workforce, our solutions help you stay current with the latest security advancements to improve the safety and integrity of your enterprise.

Modernize your technology to protect your organization by:

  • Lowering the risk of data theft with security-enhanced features for data encryption and removable storage devices.
  • Enhancing document security with control and validation features.
  • Reducing security response time with Forefront Client Security.
  • Increasing compliance and security through encryption.
  • Supporting your mobile workforce with more secure access to information.
  • Enabling security-enhanced web-based collaboration.

Create new operational efficiencies

​To accommodate various staff working styles and increasing staff mobility, organizations like yours are tasked with supporting more devices, media types, data sources, and bandwidths than ever before—all while ensuring security and manageability. With Office, what’s good for your staff is also good for IT. You can enable access to data from multiple locations and devices while delivering high performance, improved security and compliance, and supreme interoperability with your existing line-of-business applications.​

With an optimized desktop environment, you can:

  • Improve the ability of staff to better manage their time, processes, and workflows.
  • Upgrade and migrate existing templates and dockets.
  • Support collaboration by offering a range of communication options, such as instant messaging, phone, and voice, video, and web conferencing.
  • Give staff the tools to find information more quickly in files.
  • Spend less time managing and securing desktops.
  • Better engage citizens and the community by connecting with them in the ways they expect—through their mobiles phones or online.

*IDC MDOP TCO Study, Expanding Business Benefit and Lowering Costs Through Desktop Optimization, 2011. ​​