One of the top five banking groups in Japan, Resona Holdings Inc. recently completed a 30,000 seat migration to Windows 8 Enterprise to increase overall efficiency and productivity across the company.
Microsoft announced at Build in San Francisco that the Windows 8 Enterprise functionality resulted in significant operational cost savings, while BitLocker drive encryption technology created a stronger security environment, allowing the institution to more easily maintain compliance.
Following improvements to Windows 8 based on customer feedback, Microsoft also announced that United Utilities, the UK’s largest listed water company, has confirmed their commitment to migrate over 2,000 employees to Windows 8.1 Update by December 2014.
Users will range from field engineers working on remote sites, through to customer contact centers, to office-based business leaders.
“Windows XP has served us well, and we have worked hard to select the right OS to replace it,” said William Hewish, IT director at United Utilities.
“One of our key objectives was not to just refresh our current estate but also enable our business to innovate and transform. The new release of Microsoft Windows 8.1 ticks all the boxes, it’s easy to manage and we believe will provide a great platform for the future.”