Real Estate Firm Shanghai Liangyou Streamlines workflow with Windows® 7 Professional - Case Study
Windows 7 Customer Solution Case Study Real Estate Firm Shanghai Liangyou Streamlines Workflow with Windows® 7Overview “Overall, Windows 7 helps me navigate my PC fasterCountry or Region: ChinaIndustry: Real Estate and Property and more easily than ever before.”Management Ing Jia, IT Director, Shanghai LiangyouCustomer ProfileBased in Shanghai, China, ShanghaiLiangyou provides investment,procurement, sales, rentals, and real Shanghai Liangyou is a leading real estate firm based in Shanghai,estate management services. China. It specializes in investment, procurement, sales, rentals, andBusiness Situation real estate management. A small business, Shanghai Liangyou hasShanghai Liangyou needed a high-quality,affordable way to simplify and accelerate a staff of 23 dedicated employees who oversee more than 450everyday tasks to increase employee properties managed by the company.productivity, and strengthen networksecurity to protect sensitive data. Since the company relies on sophisticated software databases forSolutionBy deploying Windows 7, Shanghai virtually every business task, having stable, efficient IT systems isLiangyou was able to speed up essential critical. As IT Director Ing Jia says, “If our systems go down, ourbusiness tasks, boost productivity, andfortify file and network security. business goes down, so we’re always looking for the most reliable and economical IT solutions.”Benefits Improved productivity Stronger network security The Windows® 7 Professional operating system provided the More streamlined workflow Seamless integration solution the company was seeking. With this fast, secure, and user- High level of compatibility friendly system, Shanghai Liangyou was able to speed up everyday tasks, boost productivity, and reinforce its IT infrastructure.
Windows 7Customer Solution Case StudyReal Estate Firm Shanghai LiangyouStreamlines Workflow with Windows® 7
“The whole interface of Situation Improvements to encryption, backup, Shanghai Liangyou wanted to find a way to maintenance, and file recovery give usersWindows 7 is very user- simplify everyday tasks so employees could peace of mind, knowing that their sensitivefriendly, and the search work more productively. Simultaneously data will remain secure from data losses, comparing documents side-by-side – accidental deletion, and network intrusion.feature helps me find files something employees had to do frequently –and folders incredibly was proving to be time-consuming and Benefits frustrating, and finding commonly used filesquickly.” and applications was taking longer than Simplifying Routine TasksIng Jia, IT Director, Shanghai Liangyou expected. With Windows 7 sFaster, PCs start and resume in seconds, so users no longer have Since the company worked with sensitive to wait several minutes for their systems to client data, employees worked diligently to respond. The new navigation paradigm, ensure that all files remained secure. Jia including an enhanced Windows Desktop employs state-of-the-art technology to encrypt Search feature that scours the entire system, and back up vital data. Still, company leaders network, or Internet to find exactly what users wanted to ensure that privileged information are seeking, helps Shanghai Liangyou’s was never lost due to unexpected data employees save significant amount of time. losses, malware, or hackers, and were looking for additional ways to bolster security. “The whole interface of Windows 7 is very user-friendly, and the search feature helps Shanghai Liangyou knew it could simplify me find files and folders incredibly quickly,” everyday tasks and strengthen network and says Jia. “Overall, Windows 7 helps me document security with the right solution. In navigate my PC faster and more easily than order to avoid putting undue pressure on ever before.” already sensitive budget concerns, and to ensure that it could find a system that was Taskbar personalization features include compatible with its current infrastructure, the Jump Lists, which allow users to see recently company leaders had to find a seamless used files simply by hovering over the taskbar solution at the most cost-efficient price. icon, and Taskbar Pinning, which enables users to store frequently-used files or folders Solution in one convenient spot by dragging and Shanghai Liangyou was able to realize this dropping them directly into the Taskbar. vision when it turned to Windows 7 Coupled with the Aero® desktop Professional. Since Windows 7 has an personalization, which allows users to “snap” intuitive user interface, routine tasks have documents side-by-side for simultaneous become easier to perform, saving users time viewing, users can now rely on a more and boosting overall productivity. intuitive workflow that facilitates tremendous boost to productivity. Now that users can rely on the nearly instantaneous search capabilities of Windows “The Taskbar improvements are wonderful,” 7, finding files and folders is faster, and the says Jia. “And being able to snap my personalization features facilitate faster and documents side-by-side with the Aero better access to frequently used documents. enhancements is enormously helpful. I
“Our goal is to maintain a compare documents all the time, which could tedious and often difficult – so much so that be quite cumbersome, as I’d have to switch users often avoid the process altogether,very high compatibility between windows or spend time resizing leaving their documents vulnerable towith products designed documents on my screen to fit them all in one intrusion or corruption. Windows 7 makes it view. Now, it only takes a keystroke and simple and straightforward to protect vitalfor Windows Vista.” everything is right where I need it.” information.”Jon deVaan, Senior Vice President of WindowsCore Operating System Division, Microsoft Boosting Security Seamless CompatibilityCorporation As a real estate firm, Shanghai Liangyou Engineered with compatibility in mind, deals with multiple sets of sensitive data, Windows 7 includes Windows XP Mode, ranging from personal client information to which allows users to work with XP-based important statistics and financial data of applications alongside Windows 7 corporations or leasing facilities. That’s why applications on a single desktop. And the company leaders are meticulous about because nearly all software or devices keeping files and network systems secure, working on Windows Vista® work with and employing state-of-the-art software to Windows 7, organizations currently using help protect all company data. Windows XP or Windows Vista can switch over to Windows 7 without worrying about With the Advanced Backup and Restore compatibility issues. features included with Windows 7, Shanghai Liangyou’s employees have an extra layer of According to Jon deVaan, Senior Vice security to shield them from unexpected data President of Windows Core Operating System losses or accidental file deletion. Backups Division at Microsoft® Corporation, Windows can be scheduled automatically to protect the 7 was developed to help protect existing entire network, and Restore Previous Version technology investments. “Our goal is to reverts to a previously saved version of a file maintain a very high compatibility with if it has been accidentally deleted of products designed for Windows Vista,” he modified. says.“Accidental filemodification or deletion “Accidental file modification or deletion For Jia, this feature is an integral addition to happens quite frequently,” Jia points out. the operating system. “We had somehappens quite frequently. “Before Windows 7, losing a document could employees using Windows Vista and someBefore Windows 7, losing mean hours of painstaking recreation. But using Windows XP, so we were a bit with the Windows 7 Advanced Backup concerned that the transition to Windows 7a document could mean feature, files are automatically backed up would be time-consuming and confusing,” hehours of painstaking across PCs and even the entire network, so says. “But it was remarkably simple to switch document loss is a problem of the past.” over and start using Windows 7 right away.recreation. But with the We could even continue using Windows XPWindows 7 Advanced In addition, the Encrypting File System and Windows Vista applications without feature provides user-level file and folder updating or changing a thing. I’d recommendBackup feature, files are encryption, giving the users strong data businesses switch over right away for thisautomatically backed up protection and control. “The encryption is a feature alone.” great addition to Windows 7,” Jia remarks.across PCs and even the “For the average user, encryption can beentire network, sodocument loss is aproblem of the past.”Ing Jia, IT Director, Shanghai Liangyou