It would be a rare employee who didn't have other things to do while waiting for IT to install an application on a device, making the unproductive time, and the savings, somewhat suspect.
And Windows 10's improved security and additional security tools like Credential Guard accounted for $1.3 million in savings, based on Forrester's estimate that both the number of security issues and the time taken to resolve them would drop by 33% by retiring Windows 7.
The bottom line, said Forrester and Microsoft, was that the migration to Windows 10 would pay for itself -- the breakeven point when savings equal costs -- in just 13 months.
The financial analysis conducted by Forrester can be retrieved from Microsoft's website.
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