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The Boru Group

IT consultancy uses highly portable Toshiba laptop solution to access secure data and applications while on site at client locations.

The Boru Group is an IT service provider that builds project management systems and infrastructure for organizations around the world. The firm relies on the highly portable Toshiba Portégé® Z30t laptop running Windows 10 Pro to power their computer-intensive applications, no matter where work takes them.

Business situation

IT consultancy is a mobile business, something Seamus Conlan of the Boru Group knows quite well. Since founding the company in 2007, Conlan has traveled the world to help hundreds of organizations bring structure to program and project execution by building secure, integrated program management systems. His work requires many hours spent on the road and on location at client sites, where he still needs access to extensive program management, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and data analytics tools.

Conlan needed a laptop that was portable enough to carry easily from location to location while having enough processing horsepower to handle easily heavy-duty applications like Microsoft Dynamics®, SQL Server® 2016 and PowerBI that he needs to do his job.

“It’s a mobile company. I am constantly on the go, traveling to visit customers all over the country,” said Seamus Conlan, CEO of the Boru Group. “Mobility is very important, but I also need the security and the performance from my laptop to work with processing and memory-intensive applications that make up the core of my business.”

Solution

Conlan found the solution he was looking for when he replaced his older Windows® 7 laptop with the Toshiba Portégé® Z30t laptop running Windows 10 Pro.

“The Toshiba laptop is easy to carry around to client sites, on an airplane or just around the office,” Conlan said. “It’s smaller and weighs less than a typical notebook, but it seems much larger as you’re looking at the screen, making it extremely portable without losing any usability.”

Benefits

The Portégé® Z30t laptop gives the consultants at the Boru Group access to the tools they need on a highly portable device with robust security features that keep client information safe and secure.

Portability

The Portégé® Z30t weighs just 2.6 pounds: a fact that is felt and appreciated by the firm’s on-the-go consultants. The ultralight device is travel-tough too. The Portégé® Z30t’s magnesium alloy frame keeps it protected from bumps and falls. When Conlan needs to work on an airplane or train, the spill-resistant keyboard keeps coffee and other liquids out in the event of turbulence or a swinging elbow.

And the Portégé® Z30t delivers this light, yet durable solution without sacrificing functionality. The laptop features an abundance of essential ports, including USB 3.0, VGA/HDMI® and RJ-45 ports. “I’ve often been at a client site, and I don’t know what size their connectors are going to be for projectors or other peripherals, and not everyone is wireless for visitors just yet,” Conlan said. “The Portégé® Z30t can pretty much accommodate all sizes and platforms without having to trudge around a bag of dongles or adapters.”

Ubiquitous access to powerful applications

The Toshiba Portégé® Z30t laptop comes with Windows 10 Pro and access to the Microsoft® Store for Business, where users can utilize robust applications up and down the entire Windows® stack. The tight integration between the Portégé® Z30t and Windows 10 Pro ensures that Conlan is empowered with all the tools he requires to competently and efficiently service client needs.

To help build new project and resource management systems for clients, Boru Group uses the Portégé® Z30t to access Project Server, SharePoint® and Dynamics and large data analysis and reporting applications including SQL Server®.

Security

With Windows 10 Pro, Conlan can work more securely with new hardware-enabled security features that older PCs just don’t have. He uses the built-in security capabilities of the Portégé® Z30t and Windows 10 Pro to protect against modern security threats and safeguard client information. Conlan uses the Portégé® Z30t’s fingerprint reader and Windows Hello biometric security features to unlock his device.

The Toshiba laptop also comes with BitLocker®, a feature that encrypts data when a device is lost or stolen. The single sign-on experience ensures that data is safer without being overly cumbersome. The combination of security features offered by Windows 10 Pro provides peace of mind for Boru Group and their clients. “The security of Windows 10 Pro is essential. It enables me to access systems while knowing that my system is secure and uncompromised.”

Toshiba Portégé® Z30t

  • VGA, DVI, HDMI®, RGB, Ethernet LAN, USB Ports with Sleep & Charge and a bridge media adapter
  • Ultraportable laptop packed with the latest technologies
  • Toshiba’s EasyGuard® Technology—built into all Tecra® and Portégé® business laptops—for added protection and convenience to help you go mobile with confidence
  • 3-year standard warranty with extended warranty offers available
  • Touch, swipe, pinch and zoom with the 10-finger multitouch display
  • Fingerprint Reader and Trusted Platform Module v2.0 to secure data and thwart unauthorized access
Toshiba Portégé® Z30t

Windows 10 Pro

  • Windows 10 Pro provides you the powerful essentials you need with comprehensive, built-in and ongoing protection.
  • Windows Hello, the password-free login that gives you the fastest, most secure way to unlock your Portégé® Z30t using your fingerprint.
  • BitLocker®: BitLocker®, only included in Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise, encrypts your data on your device and even on your USB drive, so you’re more protected.
  • Windows® Update for Business Windows 10 Pro keeps itself up to date with market-tested security updates and new features to keep your system current for the supported lifetime of the device.
  • From traditional keyboard to voice, touch and gesture: Windows® gives you more interaction options to choose from so you can use what feels right and works best.
Windows 10 Pro
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Windows 10 Pro

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