Last week Steve Ballmer spoke
at the Global Energy Forum in Houston, Texas and discussed the ways information technology is used in the oil and gas sector. Specifically, Steve touched on how the industry is impacting the development of new technologies and how existing technologies are aiding the industry’s innovation. Beyond the Global Energy Forum, the world is abuzz with conversations about how energy, oil and gas companies can create solutions that will reinvigorate the state of the industry. As a recent Microsoft News Center release
noted, “Wild swings in supply and demand, volatile prices and shifting worldwide energy policies have made exploration and production more complex than ever.”
We’re pleased that Windows 7 is able to reduce headaches for IT Pros in this industry and enable them to improve productivity, enjoy a faster and more reliable management experience, and reduce costs. Check out customers below for more information:
- Moscow Integrated Power Company: Increased Employee Productivity - “Windows 7 and Internet Explorer deployment brings a new level of uninterrupted user support; now we are able to react to any software faults instantly, increasing our service sustainability,” explains Alexander Lebedev, CIO at Moscow Integrated Power Company.
- E.ON: Heinz Kohler, Vice President of Infrastructure for E.ON, says, “With E.ON Standard Desktop Version 3 based on Windows 7 we will give all E.ON market units working in different environments and with widely varying requirements the technology and tools that best support their goal to be amongst the leaders in the energy market.”
- Statoil: Improved Access from Branch Locations - by using BranchCache, workers based in remote Statoil branches will improve their productivity through faster access to resources. With BranchCache, employees at remote offices can access files more quickly than before. “In some of our locations where sufficient bandwidth is not easily available, being able to access a file locally using BranchCache will save our workers time,” says Petter Wersland, Leading Advisor for IT Infrastructure at Statoil. “Employees gain fuller, quicker access to a wide range of internal resources, so they can more fully participate in collaborative initiatives with colleagues worldwide.”
- Public Power Corporation (PPC): Reduced IT Costs - “With Windows 7, we will gain better, centralized control over all our computers so that we can better serve users while maintaining an up-to-date and secure environment,” Head of Office Systems in the PPC Information Technology department, Ioannis Symeonidis says. “We expect to cut our desktop deployment time, and costs, by one-third and thus increase by 50 percent the number of PCs deployed each day.”
For more information on Windows 7 for large, medium or small businesses, check out our business site
, or read more enterprise company case studies
or SMB case studies
. We also have a resource dedicated to IT professionals: the Springboard Series on TechNet
offers information, tools and guidance for migrating to Windows 7.