IT Consultant Saves More Time and Is More Efficient With New Operating System
IT consultant District Computers served 100 small and medium enterprises in Greater Washington. This case study discusses how the company was able to create and deploy Windows Seven using a single USB drive image in sixteen minutes per machine compared to the usual one and a half hours. District Computers is a small business specialist and a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. This case study was undertaken to discover features on the new operating system as one test drives the system and anticipates 75% conversion post demonstrations to its clients. The case study suggests that when a consultant bills by the hour, efficiency is directly related to revenue generated. It also highlights that District Computers was invited to participate in a program on Windows Seven Professional Pre-Launch, called Ignite. Features discovered by District Computers on Windows Seven, which are directly relevant to the company, include those relating to field technician communications, computer protection against loss or theft and streamlining operations for profitability. The case study highlights a series of features and wizards that improve efficiency and discusses how they do so in detail. Benefits from Windows Seven as identified by District Computers include efficient website monitoring, jump lists that save fifteen minutes per day, enhanced employee incentives, 50% faster deployment, reduced support calls, faster re-installs, and problem solving.