Japanese banking company migrates 30,000 client terminals from Windows XP to Windows 8

Resona Holdings, Inc., which oversees the operations of Resona Bank and other group subsidiaries in Japan, has migrated 30,000 client terminals used within the Resona Group from Windows XP to Windows 8 and Office 2013. It’s one of the largest such deployments ever made in Japan, according to Microsoft Japan.

The company finished the migration at the end of February, ahead of the April 8 end of support deadline for both Windows XP and Office 2003, which had been running on its group client terminals.

“We decided to migrate straight to Windows 8, and there was no opposition to the approach of leveraging the latest products to boost efficiency,” said Tetsuya Shiratori, Resona Holdings’ executive officer and general manager, information technology planning division.

Shiratori said the migration operation was managed with unprecedented speed by using Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager.

The company also achieved significant cost savings by replacing approximately half of the group’s client PCs with new computers, while continuing to use PCs that had been in use for two years, and only required a software upgrade.

Resona is using BitLocker drive encryption technology available in Windows 8 Enterprise to create a stronger security environment. In conjunction with the migration, the company also adopted Microsoft System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection, Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager and Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013.

For more information, read the press release.

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Suzanne Choney
Microsoft News Center Staff