Windows 7 Enterprise ROI: New Forrester Study and Modelwindows7
  • Date: February 22nd, 2010

  • Time: 9:00am PST / 12:00pm EST

  • Duration: 60 minutes

On the fence with Windows 7 operating system adoption? In this challenging economic climate, every IT investment needs to show a strong, tangible financial return. To help organizations assess the business value of migrating PC infrastructures to Windows 7, analysts Ben Gray and Jeffrey North of Forrester conducted an in-depth study of 12 enterprise early adopters. This informative webcast details the results from these industry thought leaders and illustrates how the new Forrester Total Economic Impact model can be used to estimate Windows 7 savings in a variety of organizations. We discuss the impact Windows 7 has on operating costs, client manageability, help desk calls, remote PC management, power consumption, management automation, and compliance; and we show you how to use the Total Economic Impact model.

Presenters: Benjamin Gray, Senior Analyst, Forrester Research and Jeffrey North, Principal Consultant, Forrester Research

Benjamin Gray is a leading expert on business-class PCs and desktop operating systems, and he researches business-class mobile devices, mobile operating systems, and mobile device management solutions at Forrester. Benjamin helps Forrester clients develop and improve their strategy around client hardware and client operating systems. Benjamin's research and analysis have been widely cited in the press, including business media outlets such as the Associated Press, Bloomberg, The New York Times, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal and industry media outlets such as Computerworld, eWeek, InformationWeek, InfoWorld, and NetworkWorld.

Jeffrey North is a principal consultant with the Forrester Total Economic Impact (TEI) consulting practice. The TEI methodology focuses on measuring and communicating the value of IT and business decisions and solutions, as well as providing a return-on-investment business case based on the costs, benefits, risk, and flexibility of investments.

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