Forrester Study Finds Windows 10 Can Reduce Security, IT and Productivity Costs

With more than 96% of enterprise customers piloting Windows 10, it’s off to the fastest adoption of any version of Windows in history. We designed Windows 10 to be the most secure Windows ever, ease management efforts and create more personal and productive computing experiences across devices. Customer satisfaction is at an all-time high because of the security and productivity features, which are behind the strong adoption and overall satisfaction.

Forrester Study Finds Windows 10 Can Reduce Security, IT and Productivity Costs

To demonstrate Windows 10 is having a positive impact to our customers’ bottom line, we commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study of Windows 10. To understand the benefits and costs associated with a Windows 10 implementation, Forrester interviewed four enterprise organizations across various industries that were early adopters of Windows 10, including a government health department, a multinational food and beverage conglomerate, a global IT services firm and a professional auto racing team.

Here are a few of the highlights of the benefits for the composite organization based on the above interviewed customers*

IT Management Cost Savings

Windows 10 requires less IT administration time to install, manage, and support, with easy-to-use features and more self-service functions. One customer found that deploying Windows 10 was quicker and easier by as much as 50% from their last operating system upgrade and overall IT administrators estimate a 15% improvement in IT management time with Windows 10 — valuable time back to help in other key IT areas.

With Windows 10 and System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), organizations are able to provide employees self-service tools allowing them to conveniently find and install a line of business applications. With new features in Windows 10, businesses also found a reduction on costs associated with third party software application licenses that were no longer needed.

Reduced Security Remediation

With new features such as Credential Guard, Device Guard and improved security features such as BitLocker, security events related to client device management requiring IT remediation are reduced or avoided altogether. Forrester estimated some of the businesses could be saving up to nearly $700,000 a year by enabling security features in Windows 10.

Improved Productivity

Improvements, such as faster boot times, convenient access to corporate applications, increased security, and better mobility tools help IT and users increase productivity and complete work more quickly and effectively. Employees, especially mobile workers, estimate they have 25% more time to get work done than they did before.

Take a look at the TEI Study and take a look at Windows 10 if you haven’t already. See how it can help you reduce IT costs, reduce security remediation, and improve productivity within your organization!

*The Total Economic Impact™ Of Windows 10, a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Microsoft, June 2016