Customers Embrace Windows Intune to Simplify PC Management and Security

REDMOND, Wash. — Jan. 25, 2012 — To help manage and secure the desktops of their highly mobile workforces through the cloud without any on-premises investment, organizations of all sizes have turned to Windows Intune, Microsoft Corp. announced today. Global nonprofit Save the Children, professional services company goetzpartners and e-discovery firm eLitigation Solutions have all implemented Windows Intune to help solve some of their most pressing IT challenges.

While these three organizations vary in industry and size, they have one thing in common: Their employees expect to work anytime, anywhere, with access to their information and resources. As such, each organization needs to ensure its PCs are highly secure and well-managed to help protect data and assets, keep employees productive, and streamline the cost of delivering routine management and security.

Technology challenges have become more frequent and time-consuming as workforces grow and spread across the globe. Issues ranging from computers infected with malicious malware to missing or delayed software updates kept IT staff at all three organizations operating in a reactive mode instead of preventing these issues from the outset.

“It’s our job to ensure that consultants can work productively in the office and on the road, but we didn’t have the right tools,” said Hakan Kutlug, head of Information Technology at goetzpartners.

Windows Intune helps solve these challenges, especially for companies that have field and contract employees, off-network employees, or limited IT resources. Windows Intune brings together Windows cloud services and a Windows 7 Enterprise subscription to simplify PC management and security, delivering the benefits of a modern operating system. The solution also provides remote assistance, software updates, hardware and software tracking capabilities, and the ability to set security policies.

“By using Windows Intune, we can save $20,000 a year in malware costs and $50,000 in Windows 7 licenses for staff at headquarters,” said Ken Supersano, senior director of Technology, Save the Children U.S. “That’s money we can funnel back into field programs that benefit children in more than 120 countries around the world.”

Windows Intune also allows IT staff to get a simple snapshot of what is going on with their PC environments — including status of updates, software, endpoint protection, licensing and more. With this snapshot, IT staff can efficiently and proactively identify trouble spots or areas that need to be addressed.

“We’ve streamlined our PC environment and reduced costs by adopting Windows Intune, which helps us run a leaner, more competitive organization,” said David Hyre, vice president of Technologies, eLitigation Solutions.

Today, IT staffers at Save the Children, goetzpartners and e-Litigation Solutions rely on Windows Intune to help ensure the security and reliability of all desktops within their respective organizations. In turn, their workforces now have more reliable computing tools that allow them to realize their organizations’ missions and visions no matter where they are.

More information about Windows Intune is available online.

More information about Save the Children’s Windows Intune experience is available in its Microsoft case study.

More information about goetzpartners’ Windows Intune experience is available in its Microsoft case study.

More information about eLitigation Solutions’ Windows Intune experience is available in its Microsoft case study.

About Save the Children

Save the Children is the leading independent organization creating lasting change for children in need in the United States and around the world.

About goetzpartners

With 10 offices in eight countries, goetzpartners is an independent European advisory firm with a global reach. Headquartered in Munich, Germany, it provides corporate finance and management consulting services.

About eLitigation Solutions

eLitigation Solutions collects and processes data and delivers it to attorneys for review, serving many of the largest corporations and law firms in the United States.

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

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