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Architecture Firm Boosts Productivity, Strengthens Security with System Upgrade with Windows® 7 Professional - Case Study

  1. 1. Windows 7 Customer Solution Case Study Architecture Firm Boosts Productivity, Strengthens Security with System UpgradeOverview “Speed, easier access to information, intuitive,Country or Region: United StatesIndustry: Architectural design ergonomic design—the HP EliteBook 6930p running Windows 7 Professional gives us all of that. And it’sCustomer ProfileAn award-winning architectural firm, everything we need to succeed.”Prendergast Laurel Architects (PLA) pairs Deborah Laurel, Principal, Prendergast Laurel Architectsa sensitive analysis of each building sitetogether with close client collaboration Known for its imaginative use of form and materials, Prendergastto bring to life responsive, contextual,and unique designs. Laurel Architects (PLA) has won prestigious awards since its 1979 inception, such as the 2001 New York City Arts CommissionBusiness SituationPLA needed a faster, more intuitive and Award for Design Excellence for its design of the Staten Islandreliable system that would help Children’s Museum. The company relies on IT partner eMazzantiemployees get more done in less time. Technologies for its ability to help PLA leverage the bestSolution technologies to boost efficiency and productivity—and remainWindows 7 Professional and the HP6930p EliteBook improve performance, competitive. So when eMazzanti Technologies presented the HPenhance productivity, and give users a 6930p EliteBook running Windows 7 Professional to PLA’smore reliable and secure system thatenhances their ability to get more done. management*, they knew they had found a solution that would enable employees to get more done in less time. As DeborahBenefitsPLA expects to gain: Laurel, Principal at PLA points out, “Our partner, eMazzanti Significant time saved daily with Technologies, is our lifeline to advanced technology—and Location Aware Printing Enhanced security with HP Credential helping us deploy the HP EliteBook 6930p running Windows 7 Manager Professional across our organization proves that.” Improved file handling with 64-bit processing Works the way you want
  2. 2. “I tested the boot up and Situation Benefits PLA employees found that simply starting By deploying the Windows 7 Professionalapplication startup up and resuming systems took several and HP notebook solution, PLA gains the minutes at a time, which added up to hours following benefits:speeds, and on both of lost productivity over the course of acounts it was faster on year. Plus, employees often work with Accomplishing More in Less Time several large, cumbersome graphics files, With faster sleep and resume times inmy new HP EliteBook and they needed more processing power to Windows 7, PLA employees can get to work better handle them. For mobile workers, sooner—and complete projects faster. And6930p running Windows connecting to the right network printers in managers found that the 64-bit version of7 Professional than on each working environment was tedious and Windows 7 Professional opens—and time-consuming. handles—large graphics files faster andmy older system.” more efficiently than before. PLA managers wanted to speed overall Deborah Laurel, Principal, Prendergast Laurel Architects processes and boost efficiency by “I tested the boot up and application deploying a new operating system, but startup speeds, and on both counts it was they needed to ensure that it could faster on my new HP EliteBook 6930p communicate with legacy printers for running Windows 7 Professional than on special projects. my older system,” says Laurel. Managers were also seeking more durable And with Windows 7 Professional Location systems that would outlast previous ones, Aware Printing, employees can connect to and more ergonomic notebooks with long- new network printers in less time—and lasting batteries that would facilitate with less hassle—than before. Once an increased productivity. In addition, PLA employee defines the default printer in needed to fortify system security to keep each working location, whether at home or project information safe from intrusion. between offices, Windows 7 automatically recognizes, selects, and connects to the Solution right network printer quickly. PLA has relied on eMazzanti Technologies for nearly a decade, so it knew that its IT Laurel points out that this feature provides partner would be able to help the company a number of benefits: “Location Aware overcome these challenges. After assessing Printing does more than save time,” she PLA’s specific needs and goals in-depth, says. “The way it automatically connects to eMazzanti Technologies recommended the the right printer in any environment HP 6930p EliteBook running the Windows 7 eliminates frustration. We don’t even have Professional operating system.* to think about it now.” According to Deborah Laurel, Principal at Essential Compatibility PLA, this solution provided everything PLA Windows 7 Professional includes Windows had been looking for. “Speed, easier access XP Mode, which enables PLA employees to to information, intuitive, ergonomic rely on the power and performance of design—the HP EliteBook 6930p running Windows 7 Professional while still being Windows 7 Professional gives us all of able to work with applications, programs that,” she says. “And it’s everything we and devices that have not yet been need to succeed.” upgraded. Works the way you want
  3. 3. “Location Aware Printing “We have legacy printers that are crucial for “Are we happy we made the switch to special projects—and we have a lot Windows 7 Professional and the HP[in Windows 7] does invested in them. Windows XP Mode allows EliteBook 6930p? Absolutely!” Laurel us to use them seamlessly while leveraging remarks. “And none of this would bemore than save time. The the power of Windows 7 Professional,” possible without the support of eMazzantiway it automatically Laurel says. “Without eMazzanti Technologies.” Technologies, we wouldn’t have knownconnects to the right about Windows XP Mode. We can always rely on our IT partner to show us new ways *As part of the solution deploymentprinter in any to work that are crucial to our business.” through the Windows 7 SMB Evidenceenvironment eliminates Program, the customer received Better Security and More Flexibility complimentary notebooks and technicalfrustration. We don’t With the HP 693p EliteBook Built-to-Last support from Microsoft and HP. design, users gain peace of mind ineven have to think about knowing that their notebooks canit now.” withstand regular wear and tear with durable design features while remaining Deborah Laurel, Principal, Prendergast lightweight and ergonomic. Laurel Architects “The HP EliteBook 6930p is lightweight and ergonomic, yet remarkably sturdy,” says Laurel. “We all love this machine and how it’s helping us work more efficiently.” Also included with the HP 6930p EliteBook is HP Credential Manager, which enables users to protect their notebooks with advanced Biometrics. Users can simply scan their fingerprint on their notebooks to access their desktops rather than entering a password, saving time and providing increased protection against unauthorized access. “The first thing I did on my new HP 6930p EliteBook was set up the Biometric scan. It adds more security while enabling me to access my system in seconds—and those crucial seconds add up,” says Laurel. Overall, PLA is impressed by the new capabilities and powerful performance of the HP 6930 EliteBook running Windows 7 Professional, and it attributes the increased productivity to eMazzanti Technologies’ unsurpassed service and support. Works the way you want
  4. 4. For More Information Windows 7For more information about Microsoft Works the way you want: Windows 7 willproducts and services, call the Microsoft help your organization use informationSales Information Center at (800) 426- technology to gain a competitive9400. In Canada, call the Microsoft advantage in today’s new world of work.Canada Information Centre at (877) 568- Your people will be able to be more2495. Customers in the United States and productive anywhere. You will be able toCanada who are deaf or hard-of-hearing support your mobile workforce with bettercan reach Microsoft text telephone access to shared data and collaboration(TTY/TDD) services at (800) 892-5234. tools. And your IT staff will have betterOutside the 50 United States and tools and technologies for enhancedCanada, please contact your local corporate IT security and data protection,Microsoft subsidiary. To access and more efficient deployment andinformation using the World Wide Web, management.go For more information about Windows 7, go to:For more information about eMazzanti products and services, call(866) EMAZZANTI, (201) 360-4400, orvisit the website at:www.emazzanti.netFor more information about HP productsand services, call (800) 888-9909 or visitthe website more information about PrendergastLaurel Architects products and services,call (212) 732-1081) or visit the Software and Services Hardware  Windows 7 Professional  HP EliteBook 6930p Partners  eMazzanti Technologies  HPThis case study is for informational purposes only.MICROSOFT MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS ORIMPLIED, IN THIS SUMMARY.© Copyright 2010 Hewlett-Packard DevelopmentCompany, L.P. The information contained herein issubject to change without noticeDocument published September 20104AA0-6099ENW Works the way you want