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Stockholm, Sweden is routinely recognized as one of the most livable cities in the world.
Not only is a beautiful city, Stockholm also boasts leading-edge IT and in my opinion, should be considered one of the most advanced technology cities. I give credit to the City of Stockholm officials, who understand that providing advanced technology can make a city a more attractive place to live and work.
Recently, the city wanted to establish more standardized IT while making city services extremely accessible to the citizens of Stockholm. In developing their strategy, city IT leaders focused on three key areas: delivering great value for citizens, rationalizing IT operations and centralizing shared IT services.
With this focus, the city turned to Windows 7 and began a 3-year deployment in November 2009. Now with more than 85 percent of their environment deployed in the first 9 months, they are realizing tangible benefits as outlined their total cost of ownership study. Based on all Windows 7-related benefits measured, a 5-year business value analysis projects a $70 per PC net present value, a return on investment of 105 percent and a payback period within 12 months.
“With a Windows 7 desktop environment, our taxpayers benefit from user-friendly, environmentally conscious IT services that are accessible at any time and supported by a cadre of highly professional administrators,” said Anette Holm, Chief Information Officer for City of Stockholm.
City of Stockholm, we are proud to be involved with your efforts to advance the city’s technology. Thank you for sharing your Windows 7 deployment story.
Read more about City of Stockholm’s total cost of ownership study here.
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