Date Added: Feb 2011
Energizer Holdings is a global manufacturer of batteries, portable battery-powered devices, and is the parent company of popular brands. They wanted to upgrade to the Windows 7 Enterprise operating system but also needed a way to easily maintain control over which software applications employees could install on company computers. With the help of the Microsoft Managed Platform and Services Delivery team, Energizer implemented Windows 7 AppLocker, which it now uses to specify which software can run on its computers. As a result, the company has enhanced its IT security, reduced the number of application rules it manages by 80 percent, improved system performance by as much as 75 percent, and increased productivity by the equivalent of 80 full-time employees.