Russian Mobile Operator MegaFon Rolls Out One of the Largest Windows 7 Adoptions in Europe

    Russian Mobile Operator MegaFon Rolls Out One of the Largest Windows 7
                             Adoptions in Europe

Centralized migration to Windows 7 Enterprise increased employee productivity,
improved fault-tolerance and security of all systems, and reduced the cost of
support and maintenance of its computer fleet.

PR Newswire

REDMOND, Wash., June 12, 2012

REDMOND, Wash., June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --MegaFon, the second-largest
mobile and broadband operator in Russia and neighboring countries, has
recently implemented a large-scale project, installing Windows 7 Enterprise on
all its computers in the head office and eight branches, as well as in OJSC
"MegaFon Retail." As a result of its migration to Windows 7, MegaFon has noted
better and faster employee performance, a reduced number of calls to the
service center, and improved fault-tolerance and security of all systems. The
newly adopted operating system is also expected to save the company money on
IT infrastructure support, maintenance costs and even on energy consumption.


"The first tests indicated that Windows 7 is exactly what our company needs.
It provides better opportunities in terms of access to information, ease of
use for both users and administrators, improved software reliability and
security, and overall reduced costs for computer fleet operation and
administration," said Konstantin Yunov, IT director of MegaFon.

Because of the improved fault-tolerance of Windows 7, the service center
receives 40 percent fewer calls concerning operating system issues. At the
same time, in case any problems arise, specialists in the service center can
solve them using special tools to access a remote Windows desktop, which
eliminates the need for the physical presence of specialists and shortens
troubleshooting time.

"Today the project implemented by MegaFon is one of the most large-scale
Windows 7 adoptions in Russia," said Maria Melkova, head of the Department of
Microsoft operating systems promotion in Russia. "And we are pleased to
receive such positive feedback from specialists of the company."

The migration to Windows 7 for the head office took three months, and the
branches required 11 months. The new operating system was installed by MegaFon
internal specialists.

More about the possibilities Windows 7 opens for businesses is available here.
Additional information about the MegaFon project is available on the Microsoft
Customer Spotlight newsroom.

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SOURCE Microsoft Corp.
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