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Microsoft India - GMR Infrastructure Case Study
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Microsoft India - GMR Infrastructure Case Study

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GMR Group became one of the early adopters of Windows® 7 operating system when Microsoft presented the opportunity of testing the operating system. After a successful pilot run on 25 machines, it …

GMR Group became one of the early adopters of Windows® 7 operating system when Microsoft presented the opportunity of testing the operating system. After a successful pilot run on 25 machines, it plans to install Windows 7 on all its 1500+ desktops and 900+ laptops. The company expects to benefit from improved employee productivity and enhanced in-built security features. It also expects cost reduction by 20 percent owing to lower support and power cost. The operation system has also eradicated the requirement of third party applications for connectivity.


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  • 1. Windows 7 Customer Solution Case Study Global Infrastructure Major Construes a Means to Improve Productivity, Enhance Security and Reduce Cost Overview “Windows 7 is an outstanding operating system, which Country or Region : India Industry: Infrastructure helps us to work faster and improve our productivity by 2 times. The enhanced built-in security features and Customer Profile Incorporated in 1978, GMR excellent browsing options are added advantage for Infrastructure Limited is India’sfastest growing infrastructure company with us.” annual sales revenue of approximately INR 4476 crore. GMR Group became one of the early adopters of Windows® 7 Busines s Situation operating system when Microsoft presented the opportunity of GMR group is a leading infrastructure holding company in India. With testing the operating system. After a successful pilot run on 25 countless subsidiaries to manage the machines, it plans to install Windows 7 on all its 1500+ desktops business, the company aims to improve users productivity along with ’ and 900+ laptops. The company expects to benefit from optimizing cost spends. improved employee productivity and enhanced in-built security Solution features. It also expects cost reduction by 20 percent owing to GMR became one of the early lower support and power cost. The operation system has also adopters of Windows® 7 operating system. After the successful testing on eradicated the requirement of third party applications for 25 machines and excellent feedback connectivity. from users, the company plans to go for full deployment by the 2010. Benefits • Optimizes hardware support cost • Increases security measures • Saves cost by 20 percent • Improves network connectivity • Enhances power management and reduces power consumption • •
  • 2. “Windows 7 runs Situation Solution Founded in 1978, GMR Group is well When Microsoft gave GMR the option of miraculously well on our diversified and professionally managed becoming one of the early adopters for organization. The core businesses of the the latest release of Windows 7, the 4 years old laptop with group are in the sectors of infrastructure company grabbed the opportunity. It did comprising of airports, energy, highways a thorough testing from one month for only upgrade from 128 and urban infrastructure. It also has stability, compatibility, and performance MB to 1GB RAM for presence in the agri-business sector with of the operating system. The result was sugar as its main product-line. The group increased performance of the machines. testing purpose. This has is headquartered in Bangalore, India. It installed Windows 7 on 25 machines eliminated any need to With numerous subsidiaries to undertake and blissfully concluded that the invest on additional the business, over 3000 employees and performance of all these machines has annual gross revenue of approximately gone up exponentially. With installation hardware system when INR 4476 crore, GMR believes in quick time of merely 3 hours the company is adoption of latest technologies to planning to upgrade all its machines to deploying Windows 7.” continually accelerate its growth process Windows 7 soon after Microsoft resolves via excellent routine practices, improve the minor issues like compatibility with connectivity to company resources and Symantec NAV and upgrade of Avaya at the same time enhance time Voice player for voice mail access on management. Windows 7. The company has more than 1500 “Compared to earlier Windows Vista desktop computers and more than 900 operating system, Windows 7 has laptops running Windows XP or outstanding CPU and memory Windows Vista operating systems. utilization,”states Nagaraj M, IT & However, with Windows Vista the Systems, GMR. “Ithas a lot of good company was facing some issues like features which include performance slow performance & memory intensive improvements, better troubleshooting, for applications. and stronger security not to forget the outstanding power management.” To lay the foundation for future growth, Subbarao Hegde, Chief Technology The feedback GMR received from its 25 Officer, GMR, sought after a stronger users is remarkable and it is now operating system with enhanced anxiously waiting to resolve the issues productivity features with built-in security with Microsoft help, before it goes for ’s and desired a means to control the full deployment. One of the Windows 7 application usage amongst its end users. users at GMR says, “Weshould soon He has identified Windows 7 as the upgrade all our Windows Vista platform for green IT to achieve the computers to Windows 7. It has great same with reliable security and backup features like DirectAccess, features. BranchCache, Bitlocker, private or public browsing, personal taste theme options, jump list etc. These options simplify the
  • 3. routine work practices; they are not only At the same time, with BitLocker To Go, time saving but also power and cost employees are able to encrypt their own “Windows 7 reduces the saving.” portable drives, including external USB total cost of ownership. drives, without assistance from the IT helpdesk. This feature reduces the load After full deployment we Benefits on IT staff and saves a lot of time which GMR is experiencing excellent user again reduces the support cost by at will no longer have to satisfactions and enhanced end user least 20 percent. rely upon VPN for experience. S.Hegde mentions, “Windows 7 has great performance and Saves Cost by 20 Percent connectivity while memory. We can open more than 10 GMR finds Direct Access feature in applications at a time and still have Windows 7 operating system of great working remotely. Thus efficient navigation and memory, the use and importance. It allows remote we can save on third operating system doesn let us down.” ’t users to directly access the company’s network and thereby eliminates the party applications using Optimizes Hardware Support Cost requirement of VPN for the staff who Windows 7 runs efficiently on older work away from company premises at Windows 7.” hardware system and thus the hardware different geographical locations. upgrade cost is minimized. One of the Windows 7 user at GMR says,, “Windows 7 reduces the total cost of “Windows 7 runs miraculously well on ownership. After full deployment we will our 4 years old laptop with only upgrade no longer have to rely upon VPN for from 128 MB to 1GB RAM for testing connectivity while working remotely or purpose. This has eliminated any need worry about data security. Thus we can to invest on additional hardware system save on third party applications using when deploying Windows 7.” Windows 7,”states by one of the Windows 7 user at GMR. Increase s Security Measures “With the BitLocker To Go ™ drive Improves Network Connectivity encryption feature in Windows 7, we are Branch Cache in Windows 7 has able to protect confidential information in enabled the early users to improve portable drives,”states by one of the network capabilities along with security. Windows 7 user at GMR “Itincreases This is a boon for large geographically reliability and security and BitLocker To dispersed organization. “Wesave Go being an in-built feature in Windows significant time downloading data from 7, purges the requirement of any the central servers using Branch Cache. additional security software.” Thus, we expect enormous savings after Consequently the company believes that completing the Windows 7 deployment,” it can save the money which it will have elucidates by one of the Windows 7 user to spend otherwise on security at GMR. applications, thus Windows 7 reduces cost. Windows 7 helps to get online quickly and to stay online till required without the requirement of any other application,
  • 4. thereby uses lesser resources. It also has in built connectivity to projectors. Enhance s Power Management and Reduces Power Consumption With quick startup, boot time, standby, search, indexing and USB devices access without any hassle, users’ experiences are refreshingly new- fangled. GMR discovered that Windows 7 uses lesser energy giving more life to laptop battery, thereby giving more time to work. It is faster and since booting, startup time is less, it helps in significant time management. Subbarao Hegde, Head – IT & Systems, GMR sums up, “Windows 7 is an outstanding Operating System, which helps us to work faster and improve our productivity by 2 times. The enhanced built-in security features and excellent browsing options are added advantage for us.”
  • 5. For More Information Windows 7 For more information about Microsoft Works the Way you Want: Windows 7 products and services, call the will help your organization use Microsoft Sales Information Center at information technology to gain a (800) 426-9400. In Canada, call the competitive advantage in today’snew Microsoft Canada Information Centre world of work. Your people will be able to at (877) 568-2495. Customers who are be more productive anyway. You will be deaf or hard-of-hearing can reach able to support your mobile work force Microsoft text telephone (TTY/TDD) with better access to shared data and services at (800) 892-5234 in the collaboration tools. And your IT staff will United States or (905) 568-9641 in have better tools and technologies to Canada. Outside the 50 United States enhance corporate IT security, data and Canada, please contact your local protection, and more efficient Microsoft subsidiary. To access deployment and management. information using the World Wide Web, go to: www.microsoft.com For more information about Windows 7, go to: For more information about GMR www.microsoft.com/windows/windows- 7 Infrastructure Ltd. products and services, call (91) (80) (40432000) or visit the Web site at: www.gmrgroup.in Software and Services • Windows 7 Enterprise RTM version This case study is for informational purposes only. MICROSOFT MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN THIS SUMMARY. Document published October 2009

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