More than 400 million monthly-active
devices are now running Windows 10. Recently, Forrester Consulting released a study quantifying impacts of Windows 10 adoption since the platform’s release in 2015. According to Forrester’s first “Total Economic Impact” (TEI) study based on four customers using Windows 10, IT management costs were down, and customers were benefiting from increased security and productivity. Six months later, four additional customers were added to study. Updated results
suggest Windows 10 can ultimately help drive business impact with an ROI of 233%.
In total, eight customers were interviewed. The results were summarized as a composite organization. The TEI analysis resulted in “an estimated, risk-adjusted three-year analysis present value (PV) of benefits of more than $14 million versus the PV of costs of $4.4 million, which adds up to a net present value (NPV) of $10.3 million.” This includes a payback period of 14 months.
According to three-year risk-adjusted benefits, mobile workers experience the largest business benefits at $10.6 million. Departments such as IT administration security, sales and client services all experience cost saving benefits with Windows 10.
Here is a closer look at the benefits companies experienced with Windows 10:
- IT management cost savings – Windows 10 requires less IT time to install, manage, and support resulting in an estimated 20 percent improvement in management time.
- Convenient application provisioning & testing – Windows 10 and System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) allows organizations to provide employees with self-service tools to download applications, and continually updates ensure the applications are running properly.
- Reduced security remediation costs & reduced security risk – New Credential Guard and Device Guard features, as well as improved existing security features, work together to reduce or eliminate the need for IT remediation by 33 percent.
- Improved employee tools, resources, & user productivity – Windows 10 decreases PC boot times and speeds up application access giving employees more time to focus on clients. Mobile employees have experienced 25 percent more time available to work wherever they’re located because of its quick and efficient operating system.
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