City of Zurich
The City of Zurich is optimizing its IT infrastructure by bringing its 15,000 PCs and notebooks spread across 60 service departments in line with one common standard. Previously, the various service departments decided for themselves which operating system and applications to install. As part of the city's new IT strategy, hardware and software are now procured collectively by the centralized IT service department (OIZ). After conducting a thorough evaluation, the OIZ decided to standardize on Windows Vista and the 2007 Microsoft Office system. The engineers involved are using Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 not only to install Windows Vista and the 2007 Microsoft Office system, but also for subsequent central configuration and maintenance. The City will also realize faster deployment, easier provisioning, and better management with the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP). This solution's technologies support accelerated provision of Windows Vista while also making it easier to manage.