The Value of PC Refresh with Microsoft Windows 7*

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    Following participation in Microsoft’s Technical Adopter Program (TAP), Intel IT found that Windows 7* running on PCs with Intel® vPro™ technology delivers the best productivity for our employees & the best managed solution for IT.  After 3 months of trial with over 300 users, 97% of our test users would recommend the new OS to peers and Intel IT sees the potential to save $11M over the next three years.  Because of improved employee productivity, reduced costs, ease of deployment and enhanced security, Intel IT is rolling out Windows 7 to early adopters this year and enterprise deployments starting early 2010.  Authored by John Gonzalez (OS Product Line Manager, Intel IT), this paper describes these benefits and results of Intel’s participation in the Windows 7 TAP.