According to Wang Dong who is a Vice-Director of the Information Management Head Department at Tsingtao Brewery, and the sixth largest beer producer in the world, it takes “40 minutes to perform a Windows 7 Enterprise deployment.” That’s fast!
Ranked one of the world’s top 500 Most Valuable Brands, Tsingtao is sold in more than 70 countries and is one of the largest producers of beer. With 50 production facilities and a rapidly growing mobile workforce to accommodate, Tsingtao had an immediate need to simplify and standardize its PC environment. The company’s solution was to deploy Windows 7 Enterprise and Windows Server 2008 R2, allowing for greater manageability and flexibility for its mobile workforce. With its Windows 7 deployment, Tsingtao was able to minimize time IT administers spent on installation, which greatly decreased deployment costs. Tsingtao reported the rate of deployment for Windows 7 was 75% faster than with previous OS versions. Just 20% through its full company deployment, Tsingtao also found direct benefits to its mobile workforce and has reported greater efficiency due to the use of the new OS, which took minimal training.
For more information and details on Tsingtao Brewery’s deployment of Windows 7 Enterprise, click here.
PS-- Before anyone asks, I use Ghost because I can count on it. I've tried using the System Image tools, but I frequently end up with botched images that won't restore. Even if they previously worked, I move it to the next PC and it could fail. Great idea, but Windows Backup has a LONG way to go.
Just a straight desktop/laptop deployment? About 20 minutes... Ghost Image restore, boot, join to domain, and configure user profile. But I have the luxury of not needing to migrate much user data since I use roaming profiles.