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Energy firm increases sustainability with agile operating system and notebook p cs

  1. 1. Windows 7 Customer Solution Case Study Energy Firm Increases Sustainability with Agile Operating System and Notebook PCsOverview “The energy-efficient design of the HP ProBook 5310mCountry or Region: United StatesIndustry: Energy and environmental along with power-management capabilities inagencies Windows 7 Professional has given us a more powerfulCustomer Profile system.”Deepwater Wind develops wind farms in Ian Kelly, Controller, Deepwater Winddeep waters off the east coast of theUnited States, and is known forrevolutionary inventions such as itsproprietary “jacket” turbine foundation The mission of Deepwater Wind is to help build thriving cleantechnology. technology economies that provide more jobs and reduce U.S.Business Situation dependence on foreign energy sources. In fact, the firm is one ofDeepwater Wind needed a faster, more the few U.S. developers pushing for clean, reliable, andintuitive, and energy-efficient system thatwould enhance productivity while renewable energy power by developing wind farms in deepaligning with its commitment to waters off the east coast of the United States. To findsustainability. technologies that support this mission, Deepwater Wind reliesSolution on its IT partner, eMazzanti Technologies, for its unsurpassedEmployees use Windows 7 Professionaland the HP ProBook 5310m together for guidance and support. When eMazzanti Technologies sharedmore mobile flexibility, easier ways to with Deepwater Wind the powerful, energy-efficient design ofaccomplish tasks, and energy efficientsystems that align with the company the ENERGY STAR-qualified HP ProBook 5310m runningvision. Windows 7 Professional, the company knew it had found theBenefits perfect balance of performance, speed, and technologies that Faster network printer connections would help its employees cultivate innovative ideas and develop Improved productivity Enhanced security sustainable solutions in less time. Works the way you want
  2. 2. “Before Problem Steps“Windows 7 Professional Situation Enhanced Efficiency Although managers at Deepwater Wind The long-lasting battery life and theRecorder, our employeesEncrypting File System wanted to deploy more powerful energy-efficient design of the HP ProBook technologies that would improve employee 5310m, along with power-managementhad a hard time relayinghelps ensure that efficiency, they needed to ensure that any settings in Windows 7 (which uses featuresdetails of IT issues. Noweverything we create new systems would help the firm reduce such as adaptive screen display brightness), energy consumption. One such challenge work in tandem to extend notebook lifethat they stays internal.internally can use this I employees routinely faced was the difficult while reducing power consumption. and tedious process of connecting to thetool, they confident thatfeel more can right network printer at the right time. “The energy-efficient design of the HPcommunicate better thaninformation won‟t get ProBook 5310m along with power- In addition, locating important files took management capabilities in Windows 7ever—saving everyoneinto the wrong hands.” longer than employees would have liked, as Professional has given us a more powerful did communicating technical issues with IT system that actually reduces powertime and frustration.” Ian Kelly, Controller, experts. Managers also needed to fortify consumption,” says Kelly. “And every little Deepwater Wind Ian Kelly, Controller, system security to keep business-critical bit helps.” Deepwater Wind files safe from intrusion. At the same time, the firm was seeking more durable systems With Location Aware Printing in Windows 7 that would last as long—or even longer— Professional, employees no longer need to than projected. manually select and wait for the right printer to connect. What‟s more, because Solution employees no longer need to reprint To accomplish these objectives, Deepwater documents due to inadvertently sending Wind turned to eMazzanti Technologies, a them to the wrong printer, Deepwater Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, for help. Wind is reducing paper and ink costs—and Applying its expertise and industry insight, enhancing security. the IT firm suggested that Deepwater Wind try the ENERGY STAR-qualified HP ProBook Improved Productivity 5310m running the Windows 7 Professional Using Windows Search makes it faster and operating system.* Deepwater Wind easier than ever to locate files, folders, managers were pleased with this applications, and even email messages. recommendation, to say the least. Plus, because eMazzanti Technologies deployed the Windows Server 2008 R2 “eMazzanti Technologies is a leader in IT operating system across Deepwater Wind support,” Ian Kelly, Controller of Deepwater systems, the energy firm‟s employees can Wind, remarks. “And they always also easily locate data stored on the recommend the best—which is why we company server. now have Windows 7 Professional and the HP ProBook 5310m.” As Kelly notes, “eMazzanti Technologies helped us upgrade to Windows Server 2008 Benefits R2. And now that we have Windows Search, Using the HP ProBook 5310m with we can find files across the whole server— Windows 7 Professional, Deepwater Wind not just locally—in seconds.” expects to gain the following benefits: Employees use the Problem Steps Recorder—a new feature in Windows 7 Professional—to take live recordings of Works the way you want
  3. 3. “The Encrypting File their interactions with programs and *As part of the solution deployment through the applications and share this information with Windows 7 SMB Evidence Program, the customerSystem in Windows 7 IT professionals. For Deepwater Wind, this received complimentary notebooks and technical has improved the way employees support from Microsoft and HP.Professional helps ensure communicate technical issues withthat everything we create eMazzanti Technologies professionals. ** Meeting the evolving definition of “BFR/PVC- free” as set forth in the “iNEMI Positioninternally stays internal. I “Before Problem Steps Recorder, our Statement on the „Definition of Low-Halogen‟ employees had a hard time relaying details Electronics (BFR/CFR/PVC-Free).” Plastic partsfeel more confident that of IT issues,” says Kelly. “Now that they can contain < 1000 ppm (0.1 percent) of bromine (ifinformation won‟t get use this tool, they can communicate better the Br source is from BFRs) and < 1000 ppm (0.1 than ever—saving everyone time and percent) of chlorine if the Cl source is from CFRsinto the wrong hands.” frustration.” or PVC or PVC copolymers. Power supply and power cords are not BFR/PVC-free. Service parts Ian Kelly, Controller, Enhanced Security and Sustainability after purchase may not be BFR/PVC-free. Deepwater Wind Deepwater Wind uses the Encrypting File System included with Windows 7 Professional to easily encrypt important files and folders—giving employees peace of mind, knowing that sensitive information has enhanced protection. “The Encrypting File System in Windows 7 Professional helps ensure that everything we create internally stays internal,” Kelly says. “I feel more confident that information won‟t get into the wrong hands.” The HP ProBook 5310m Built-to-Last and Built-to-Conserve design integrates durable yet lightweight features and offers a Brominated Flame Retardant (BFR) and Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) free** configuration that uses materials with lower environmental impact. For Deepwater Wind, this translates into longer-lasting— and more environmentally responsible— systems that support its commitment to green practices. “The HP ProBook 5310m is truly built to last,” Kelly points out. “Even better, it uses materials with reduced impact on the environment. This is the machine of the future—and it‟s aligned with everything we are working toward.” 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 to:www.microsoft.com For more information about Windows 7, go to:For more information about eMazzanti www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7Technologies products and services, call(866) EMAZZANTI, (201) 360-4400 or visitthe website at:www.emazzanti.netFor more information about HP ProBook5310m products and services, call (800)888-9909 or visit the website at:www.hp.com/go/notebooksFor more information about DeepwaterWind products and services, call (201)850-1717 or visit the website at:www.dwwind.com Software and Services Hardware  Windows 7 Professional  HP ProBook 5310m Partners  eMazzanti Technologies  HPThis case study is for informational purposes only.MICROSOFT MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS ORIMPLIED, IN THIS SUMMARY.Document published September 2010 Works the way you want

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