Streamlined PC Procurement Improves Productivity While Controlling Costs
Microsoft IT (MSIT) created specific procurement guidelines to make it easy for employees to purchase mobile PCs. The procurement guidelines enable Microsoft to save money by reducing the variety of computers on the corporate network. This paper discusses MSIT's procurement guidelines for mobile PCs. It also discusses how MSIT uses Windows Update and the Microsoft IT image to manage the software experience and how MSIT uses proactive OEM management to create a set of expectations with OEMs.