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Spir-IT is a government agency based in the Netherlands that provides IT support for the entire Dutch court system. The Dutch Judiciary is made up of 12,500 employees who work across 29 different locations and include all of the country’s district and appellate courts, the Supreme Court, and special tribunals. Needless to say – this is a big job for IT to support!
Previously, each court acquired new hardware and software individually based on their current needs and budget. This created a mixed and sometimes outdated environment of operating systems that were difficult and expensive to manage, not to mention at high risk for malicious software attacks.
Spir-IT created a plan to renovate the entire Dutch Judiciary’s PC environment and upgrade to Windows 7 Enterprise, calling their massive undertaking the “Future Judiciary” – supporting an innovative movement across the Netherlands known as New World of Work (in Dutch: “het nieuwe werken”). This nationwide initiative encourages people to use technology to work anytime and anywhere – allowing employees to better balance their work and personal lives.
Spir-IT completed their pilot project for Windows 7 in December 2009, and by March 2011 every district was up and running on Windows 7!
Employees are thrilled with Windows 7 – they’ve already been reporting on how much more enjoyable, efficient, and productive their work environments are. Employees aren’t the only winners in this story – Spir-IT support costs are down by 15% - saving the Dutch Judiciary more than four million dollars a year!
Congratulations, Spir-IT, on reaching 100% deployment!
For more details about the Dutch Judiciary and Spirit-IT’s Windows 7 Enterprise deployment, their case study is available here. For more enterprise customer case studies visit our Windows Enterprise site.
Nice blog post. I worked as an Infrastructure Lead designer for this project.
The logo in this article is nog correct. Spir-IT is formerly known as ICTRO or ICT-bedrijfRechterlijkeOrganisatie. You can better use this logo: http://www.rechtspraak.nl/