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In celebration of Windows 7’s one year anniversary, we thought it would be cool to share some successful Windows 7 deployment stories with you. Last week, we had the pleasure of visiting General Motors and sitting down with Ken Michel, director of Online Infrastructure and Local Area Networks for GM Information Technology.
I’m sure you’re familiar with General Motors, but you might not know that they have over 200,000 employees and are present in 120 markets around the world. They have global brands, such as Cadillac and Chevrolet and regional brands, such as Opel and Vauxhall. General Motors has made significant progress on its deployment, now has about 25,000 employees on Windows 7 Enterprise and expects to have about 80,000 employees on Windows 7 Enterprise by the end of 2010.
Michel says speed has been the best benefit from Windows 7 “At GM, we’re about designing, building, and selling cars. We’re about being quick to market and Windows 7 provides a lot of that quickness that we’re looking for.”
Michel points to speed, performance, reliability, collaboration and mobility as the key benefits GM expects from their Windows 7 deployment.
Check out this short video we shot last week to hear more about GM’s deployment first hand.
For more information on Windows 7 for large, medium or small businesses, check out our business site, or read more enterprise company case studies or SMB case studies. We also have a resource dedicated to IT professionals: the Springboard Series on TechNet offers information, tools and guidance for migrating to Windows 7.
The great thing especially about Windows 7 is the value it adds to older hardware that would often go out of commission years ago. I am running Windows 7 Professional 32 bit on a Dell Dimension 8300 I bought 5 years and its running great, running the latest apps, speedy and just feels brand new.