Home of the popular WeatherBug applications, Earth Networks provides atmospheric data through its vast global monitoring networks. Like many technology companies, many of its employees have the ability to operate their PCs remotely. The company had used third-party software that failed to provide PCs with the performance and protection required. In June 2011, it deployed Windows Intune, a cloud-based PC management tool that simplifies how earth networks manages and protects PCs. Earth networks intends to take advantage of the option available with Windows Intune to upgrade all managed PCs to the Windows 7 enterprise operating system. It plans to use the BitLocker encryption feature in Windows 7 to automatically encrypt drives on which the operating system and data reside.