After some positive feedback from customers about last month's customer interview with City of Miami, The Windows Blog has come out with another Windows Vista customer insight. The Windows Blog interviews Mike Calabrese, Senior IT Architect - Global Desktop Services of PPG Industries, one of the world's leading coatings and specialty materials companies, about what keeps him up at night, and how Windows Vista helps address some of his biggest challenges.
When asked whether there any benefits using Windows Vista in the IT Environment, Mike replied that Management is another area where Windows Vista adds value and the vast number of group policies provides the ability to customize desktop configurations globally with just a few clicks. PPG is in the process of upgrading 26,000 desktops and laptops to Windows Vista. As a global company, servicing 25 different languages in more than 60 countries, one key benefit PPG has seen upfront is the ability to create and deploy one global desktop image, rather than creating a separate built-from-scratch, localized image for each supported language or country.
The great news for PPG is that its investment in Windows Vista is paying off now and they will have a much easier upgrade path to Windows 7 when they make the decision to deploy.