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Auto dealer achieves greater security with Windows 7 Professional upgrade - Case Study


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Auto dealer achieves greater security with Windows 7 Professional upgrade - Case Study

  1. 1. Windows 7 Customer Solution Case Study Auto dealer achieves greater security with Windows 7 Professional upgradeOverview “Due to its intuitive user interface, our staff found itCountry or Region: India easy to get accustomed to Windows 7.”Industry: Automotive Mr Muddassir, Head of IT, Simran MotorsCustomer ProfileSimran Motors is an automotive dealer thatsells over 4000 cars every year. It has 350employees across sales, marketing and Simran Motors Pvt. Ltd. is a dealer of a leading brand of cars andservice departments. has their sales, service and spares showroom in Raigad, in theBusiness Situation Western region of India. Established in 2008, the company sellsThe company used Windows XP in all its 60desktops and 5 laptops until November about 4000 cars a year and employs about 350 people across their2010. To have a better security of its sales, marketing, and service teams. The auto dealer was looking toinformation, the company sought to anupgraded operating system of Windows. upgrade all their computers to an operating system that provided more security and functionality.SolutionSimran Motors switched to Windows 7Professional edition. The additionalfeatures and better capacity of thisoperating system meet the companysrequirements better.Benefits Enhanced data security Easy installation across 65 system Possibility of quicker adaption Compatibility with other applications Increased productivity
  2. 2. Situation enhanced security, and better features and Simran Motors, one of the leading automobile functionality in this new operating system. dealers in the Raigad region of Maharashtra, The company had an installed base of HP India, was looking to upgrade their IT machines with 1 GB RAM and Core 2 Duo infrastructure comprising 60 computers and processors. “Since we had already upgraded 5 laptops so they could better meet the our hardware, moving to Windows 7 was demands of their growing business. ”We were simple, seamless, and required minimum looking for an operating system that was effort. It took us under one month to move to flexible enough to support our in-house and the new environment,” says Muddassir. industry-specific application, and for a new- generation operating system that would Benefits enable greater security while being easy for The customer benefited from the Windows 7 users to get accustomed to,” says Mr Professional upgrade in the following ways: Muddassir. All computers in the company’s local network were initially running on Enhanced Security Windows XP in a peer-to-peer configuration, Their LoB application accessed information and were set up so that their line of business from a centralized server and distributes it to (LoB) application accessed data locally and several diverse users in their local network, from a centralized external server. so their primary requirement in the new operating system was the ability to securely For Simran Motors, their key LoB application and reliably store, centralize, manage, and is DMS—their Dealer Management Software distribute data. The upgrade to Windows 7 that helps manage all automotive service Professional was able to provide the company centre-related functions including sales, with better security—an area that they faced service, marketing, and customer challenges with previously, in terms of virus communications. For other related business and Trojan attacks. With the new Microsoft processes, they use Microsoft Office 2007— Security Essentials bundled with Windows 7 specifically Microsoft Excel and Outlook. Professional, and compounded with their After having analyzed the requirements and existing antivirus software, “we experienced the advantages of the new operating system, enhanced security that made sharing data Simran Motors was confident of their across the network more easy and decision to upgrade to Windows 7 convenient,” claims Muddassir. Professional. Easy Implementation The process of upgrading Simran Motors Solution computers’ hardware and installing Windows The company was looking for an operating 7 Professional was seamless—from start to system that is reliable, enables users to finish it took just one month. instantly and easily find and launch applications, offers stability while running Simplicity and Flexibility"Desktop Search in multiple applications, and with secure and The revamped and intuitive Windows 7 userWindows 7 makes it user-friendly networking. interface made it easy for their users to adapt quickly to the new operating system withouteasy to find files Having used Windows XP for over 3 years, it much of a learning curve, and with virtuallyquickly.” was only natural for the company to look to a no specific training needed. Microsoft product. The clinching factors forMr Muddassir | Head of IT | Simran Motors selecting Windows 7 Professional included Better Compatibility
  3. 3. For More Information With the ability of Windows 7 Professional to Windows 7For more information about Microsoft run almost all applications that are Faster and more reliable: Window 7 will helpproducts and services, call the Microsoft compatible with previous Windows versions, your organization use information technologySales Information Center at (800) 426- the customer was able to seamlessly to gain a competitive advantage in today’s9400. In Canada, call the Microsoft continue to use their DMS application after new world of work. Your people will be able toCanada Information Centre at (877) 568- the upgrade. be more productive anyway. You will be able2495. Customers who are deaf or hard-of- to support your mobile work force with betterhearing can reach Microsoft text telephone Greater Productivity access to shared data and collaboration(TTY/TDD) services at (800) 892-5234 in The enhanced Desktop Search functionality tools. And your IT staff will have better toolsthe United States or (905) 568-9641 in in Windows 7 Professional enabled their and technologies to enhance corporate ITCanada. Outside the 50 United States and users to obtain instant results when security, data protection, and more efficientCanada, please contact your local searching network-based file shares and local deployment and management.Microsoft subsidiary. To access information hard drives, with live results appearing in realusing the World Wide Web, go to: time. This feature tangibly benefitted them terms of real-world time savings on a daily For more information about Windows 7, go to: basis. Coupled with the current hardware, the more efficient multitasking capabilities in Windows 7 Professional also made it easierFor more information about Simran Motors for them to run multiple applications andPvt. Ltd products and services, call (022) switch between them.2746-7999, fax (022) 2746-4409, oremail Software and Services  Products − Windows 7 ProfessionalThis case study is for informational purposes only. MICROSOFTMAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN THISSUMMARY.Document published December 2010