Deployments of Windows NT Server in Fortune 1,000 Companies Skyrocket

Deployments of Windows NT Server in Fortune 1,000 Companies Skyrocket

LAS VEGAS, May 6, 1998 — Microsoft Corp. today announced new data from Computer Intelligence Inc. showing a 200 percent increase in the number of Fortune 1,000 companies that have deployed the Microsoft® Windows NT® Server network operating system in the past 12 months. As of March 1998, more than 86 percent of these organizations have deployed Windows NT Server, while UNIX deployments remain at 61 percent. To support this adoption, 120,000 Microsoft Certified Professionals (MCPs) have been trained to install, configure, support and/or administer Windows NT Server, an increase of 150 percent in the past 12 months.

“Fortune 1,000 companies lead the industry in innovation and continually push technology to its limits,”
said Jim Allchin, senior vice president, personal and business systems group at Microsoft.
“These organizations are moving to Windows NT Server to decrease the costs of deploying and managing scalable and reliable enterprise solutions and to take advantage of its integrated Web, application and communication services.”

Enterprise customers that have deployed Windows NT Server 4.0 include America West Airlines, Arthur Andersen LLP, Barnes & Noble Inc., Chicago Stock Exchange, Compaq Computer Corp., CompUSA Inc., Continental Airlines Inc., ConXion Corp., Cox Communications Inc., Dayton Hudson Corp., Dell Computer Corp., Eddie Bauer Inc., First Union Corp., General Mills Inc., HarperCollins Publishers Inc., MCI Telecommunications Inc., Merrill Lynch Company Inc., Nautica International Inc., Office Depot Inc., Owens-Corning, Pennzoil Co., Pitney Bowes Inc., PulsePoint Communications Corp., Revlon, Saturn Corp., Solectron Corp., Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp., United Airlines and Universal Studios.

“We have a mission-critical environment that demands the highest levels of system uptime,”
said Sushil Vyas, vice president in charge of First Union Capital Market’s Windows NT Server-based infrastructure.
“By migrating our overall network infrastructure to Windows NT Server 4.0, we have a platform that is reliable, secure, scalable and year 2000-compliant and that will allow us to easily take advantage of the benefits of Windows NT Server 5.0.”

Additional data shows that more customers are planning to license and deploy Windows NT Server than the combination of all other network operating systems included in the data. According to Computer Intelligence’s survey of nearly 5,000 LAN administrators in March 1998, 70 percent of companies plan to acquire Windows NT Server 4.0, more than twice as many as the next most popular choice.

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