Windows 7 Provides Stable Technology Foundation

Windows 7 Provides Stable Technology Foundation

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Last week in Germany, Hannover Messe 2010 showcased the most efficient, innovative and sustainable developments inspiring industrial technology today. On this topic, I want to share the Windows 7 deployments of industry companies Vebo, Peterson, and Deep Ocean and highlight the mobility, security and productivity improvements they’re seeing.

Vebo, a concrete, steel, and aluminum manufacturer in the Netherlands, specializes in the development, design, and manufacture of high-quality products. As a construction company, Vebo needed to build their own stable, technological foundation and found that moving to Windows 7 gave them a reliable and efficient technology infrastructure. Frans Lowiessen, IT Manager from Vebo, says:

Our business would be less successful if we didn’t have IT to show us how things are evolving in the company. Technology helps us stay on top of the flow of orders and information.

Peterson, a Norwegian manufacturer of paper and packaging solutions for the European market, deployed Windows 7 to leverage productivity and mobility features. Now employees enjoy fast, glitch-free connections to the corporate network which has helped Peterson keep factories running around the clock, keeps mobile employees productive, and helps the IT staff resolve support calls faster and protect mobile computers with the latest security updates. Here is what Anders Hverven, System Manager of the IT Department at Peterson, had to say:

Critical employees, most notably factory maintenance and process engineers, can connect to the network from anywhere to accomplish time-critical tasks. Startup and logon times are significantly improved, giving users quicker access and a more responsive experience. The sooner they can connect to corporate systems, the faster they can resolve problems, and the less factory downtime we experience.

Based in Norway, DeepOcean specializes in subsea services as part of the Trico Marine Group. The company moved to Windows 7 to enhance security for mobile computers and address challenges with its virtual private network solution. With their deployment, DeepOcean has simplified IT management, enhanced IT security and improved employee productivity. Per Ove Sandhåland, Senior IT Consultant for DeepOcean, says":

Employees love the improvements to the interface, which is more intuitive and helps shave valuable seconds off of common tasks. Even employees who use Macintosh computers at home are thrilled with Windows 7.

For more enterprise customer case studies, check out our Customer Stories site or go to the Microsoft Case Studies site for a broad selection of Windows 7 customer stories. If you’re an IT Pro in looking for Windows 7 deployment tools and resources, be sure to visit the Springboard Series on TechNet.

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  • These case studies are both interesting and informative, but it would be nice if you included links to each one rather than requiring users to visit the Case Studies site and search for them individually.