As the latest Windows 11 update rolls out with new features focused on productivity and collaboration, IT management efficiency, and security, Microsoft understandably wants businesses to embrace the operating system.
To that end, it commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact (TEI) study and examine the return on investment (ROI) companies could realize by deploying Windows 11 and Microsoft 365.
The results show that using Windows 11 allows users to be between 5% and 15% more productive. This increased productivity is rooted in the fact that Windows 11 gives users the ability to customize their workspaces, giving them quick access to their most used apps. Similarly, in areas such as development, it is possible to create mobile or browser-based applications without the need to access emulators, which was not possible in the previous OS.
The study shows that in three years, a company can improve the risk profile of its operating system by 20 to 30% per year.
Most businesses using Windows 10 will not have to pay to upgrade to 11. However, the report acknowledges that there will be some costs in terms of hardware upgrades, particularly in terms of the with TPM (Trusted Platform Module) 2.0 functionality.
In financial terms, this all translates to a net present value (NPV) of between $710,500 and $2.6 million, with a return on investment of between 109 and 394%. Benefits of $1.4 million are expected for productivity improvements, $542,000 for security improvements and $353,000 for operational efficiency of the IT environment.
*Numbers are based on interviews with representatives of six companies using Windows 11, aggregated to produce results based on a composite organization with annual revenue of $1 billion and 2,000 employees.
Source: Forrester Consulting
Do you find this study relevant?
What is your opinion on the matter?
See as well :
The new Windows 11 Notepad uses RichEdit and comes with several standard RichEdit editing enhancements, such as Alt+x to enter Unicode characters
Microsoft tests ads within Windows 11 File Explorer and revives comparisons with Linux, after ads appear in Windows 10 start menu
Windows 11’s first big update arrives with an Amazon Appstore preview for Android apps, taskbar improvements and more
Windows 11: Microsoft finally makes switching default browsers a one-click process again