Lenovo has been the fastest growing major PC company for more than 4 years, but we're much more than a PC company. We create a full range of personal technology, including smartphones, tablets and smart TVs. We're the fourth largest smartphone company in the world, and are expanding rapidly to new markets. And we're already #3 in the world in what IDC calls "Smart Connected Devices," which combines PCs, smartphones and tablets.

It's all part of what we call the "PC+" world, where people use PCs as well as a range of smart devices that are, at their heart, PCs. In this PC+ era, a singular focus on outpacing the competition in terms of market share, profit, ranking, etc. is not enough. To be a truly innovative company, we will create new categories of products that enhance the customer experience and differentiate us from the competition. Finding the right balance between these two forces is what we strive to do on a daily basis.

Windows 7 migrations are a massive, resource intensive endeavor. „Typical‟ migration preparation takes
12-15 months. Migrating an existing fleet of PCs to a new operating system can take hours per PC, and
maintaining end users‟ data during the migration is critically important. Multiplied across hundreds or
thousands of PCs, migration can seem almost overwhelming.
The process of PC migration carries some risk. With the lack of major OS migrations taking place in the
last 8 years, together with the pressure on IT budgets, many organizations have reduced IT expertise and
process controls to efficiently execute a large OS migration. Poorly implemented, the result can potentially
cost you valuable time and loss of data with years of lasting effects.
PC migrations can also be costly depending on the organization‟s environment. According to Gartner(1)
migrating from XP to Windows 7 can cost $1,035 to $1,930 per user when considering the costs
associated with hardware, software, IT labor, end-user operations labor, training, and travel. However the
cost to move a well-managed environment can be half the cost. From an ROI perspective, does it make
sense for your organization to spend potentially hundreds of hours developing migration processes and
automation tools from within? The answer is probably no.
• Do you have the time and necessary resources required for Windows 7 migration?
• Do you have the tools to handle end-user notification, user system validation, and
process automation to control the migration workflow?