Hi, I’m Peter. I’m a Senior IT guy working for a big, growing enterprise. I set the strategy and I’m responsible for the execution of IT infrastructure in my organization. I need to worry about cost, security, and keeping my customers happy. We have pretty solid IT processes leveraging Microsoft tools, so I’m not about to set my IT team on some wild new solution that requires years to integrate. Recently, after a big meeting with the execs on cutting costs, I came across Windows to Go from Microsoft. Here is a solution that is secure, can save tons of money, make my customers happy, and fits into my IT workflow – Freakin’ SWEET! My CISO stood up and applauded when I presented this to senior MGMT. Needless to say I’ve become a big fan. In fact, they call me Windows To Go Guy around here. There are so many ways to apply this technology across my organization. I don’t get a commission on this stuff – I just love cool technology that makes sense. Here’s my blog entry:
Disclaimer: This blog is based on real Windows To Go ® use cases. The character is fictitious to protect the names of our customers. Any resemblance to actual customers is coincidental and not intentional.
I’m a Windows to Go guy. I carry my workspace around with me in my pocket, wherever I go. I don’t have to worry about hiding a laptop under the car seat. I don’t have to worry about it sliding off the seat during a sudden stop and I don’t need to try fit it under my coat during a sudden downpour.
One evening after work I had promised to stop at the local store to pick up some groceries. In line ahead of me were some military personnel dressed in camo. I noticed one person was carrying her laptop.
“Hey folks, I really appreciate what you guys do for our Country, but tell me, what’s with the laptop in the grocery store-are you expecting an email from the president?” I joked.
The corporal replied, “Military rules- laptops can’t leave our side. We even take them into the bathroom”.
“That stinks,” I replied. “Let me show you something,” I replied. I whipped out my IronKey Workspace W500™, my PC on a Stick™ and explained that this was my laptop, FIPS secured against the worst imaginable attacker. It is virtually indestructible too, and I intentionally dropped it onto the hard tile floor to make my point.
“I have got to get my hands on one of those” she said.
“You are right about that, we can make your next bathroom or grocery stop a much more pleasant experience.” I replied.