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Customer Spotlight: Windows 7 Platform to Push the Boundaries of Innovation for 3M

*Windows 7 streamlines PC management and boosts employee productivity, driving 3M’s decision to implement a companywide upgrade.*

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REDMOND, Wash. — Nov. 1, 2010 —

Microsoft Corp. today reported that 3M has deployed Windows 7 to nearly 7,000 of its 75,000 employees and plans a complete rollout over the next three years to help employees be more productive and IT resources be more efficient.

As a leading innovative company that produces products across diverse markets, 3M needed an operating system that allowed its employees to be productive, while at the same time tightening network security and reducing costs of PC management. Since deployment, 3M management has reported a sizeable decrease in computer startup time, greater ease in navigating on the company’s computers at work, advanced data protection and a lower cost of compliance. In addition, the new operating system deployment has enabled a shift in how 3M employees view the company’s IT efforts. (more…)

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