Holy Cross Gains Secure, Sustainable Solution with Windows 7 Professional & HP 5310


While technology supports the Benedictine Community monastic organization’s ability to manage services, offerings, and databases, finding sustainable solution that align with its mission of serving as a trusted steward is what drives its decisions to adopt new systems.

When its IT partner, eMazzanti Technologies, suggested that Holy Cross test the HP 5310m ProBook running Windows® 7 Professional, the organization found the solutions it had been seeking.


The brothers at Holy Cross Monastery found that their current systems’ long start and resume times ate into productivity. These legacy systems also used more power than they would have liked, and managers wanted to find longer-lasting systems that leveraged environmentally-friendly materials and technologies.

Simply selecting the right printer in each network environment was tedious and frustrating for users, as it required multiple steps. IT issues were particularly challenging, as the brothers rely primarily on each other for technical support, which meant that solving problems and learning how to use new software applications and programs was next to impossible.

In addition, the brothers at Holy Cross Monastery needed to find ways to strengthen system security so sensitive information would remain safe from intrusion.


By engaging with eMazzanti Technologies, the organization was able to find technologies that would not only help them overcome these challenges, but also support their core values.

“Productivity is important, but being exemplary stewards defines us,” says Br. Scott OHC, Bursar of Holy Cross Monastery. “It’s tough to find partners who understand this—but eMazzanti Technologies always delivers solutions that align with our values.”

“With eMazzanti Technologies, we’re more productive and that improves our overall stewardship. It frees us up for the life of ministry and worship that is at the heart of our monastic calling,” Br. Scott adds.

The IT partner suggested the HP 5310m ProBook running Windows 7 Professional to Holy Cross leaders, who were immediately impressed.*

As Br. Scott says, “The HP 5310m ProBook running Windows 7 Professional offers us speed, flexibility and security that helps us spend less time in the office—and more time serving our community.”


More Productivity; a Sustainable Solution

With Windows 7’s faster Start, Resume, Shut-down and Standby times, users can rely on systems that are more responsive—saving time and boosting productivity. “With Windows 7 Professional, our systems start noticeably faster than before,” says Br. Scott. “We’re saving at least a minute in each instance.”

The HP 5310m ProBook enhances this responsiveness with HP’s Built-to-Last design, which features superior hardware performance. Plus, the lightweight yet sturdy aluminum display enclosure and magnesium alloy bottom case provides Holy Cross with a system that lasts longer than its previous ones.

“We’re all impressed by how lightweight and sturdy the HP 5310m ProBook is,” Br. Scott says. “Thanks to eMazzanti Technologies, we have a system that will last for years to come.”

HP’s Built-to-Conserve serves as the foundation of the HP 5310m ProBook’s construction, which features BFR/PVC-free 17 options that use materials with lower environmental impact.

“Built with both the end-user and the environment in mind, the HP 5310m supports our mission to conserve and serve with integrity,” Br. Scott remarks. “We wouldn’t have found this without eMazzanti Technologies.”


Improved Connectivity and Communication

Windows 7 Professional includes Location Aware Printing, which automatically detects and connects to the right pre-set printer in any network environment.

As Br. Scott indicates, “Location Aware Printing automates connections to network printers. We’re not just saving time; we’re also eliminating printing errors and frustration.”

Problem Steps Recorder, a new feature of Windows 7 Professional, has helped Holy Cross improve the way it communicates IT challenges with its technology partner, eMazzanti Technologies. All users have to do is launch the application, hit record, add any pertinent notes to the saved file, and send the information to a technician.

“We can recreate problems with ease using Problem Steps Recorder,” Br.  Scott says. “It’s enabled us to communicate IT challenges with our IT partners in new—and improved—ways.”

According to Br. Scott, this tool is also helping Holy Cross managers improve training procedures. “We’ve found that Problem Steps Recorder also helps us show employees how to use new applications and programs much faster than ever before,” he says. “We just record, add notes, and send.”


Boosting Security and a Sustainable Solution, Maintaining Integrity

The Windows 7 Professional Encrypting File System enables users to easily encrypt critical files and folders. And HP Disk Sanitizer ensures that once data is deleted from a system, it can never be accessed—even by the most advanced data recovery tools.

“Trust is central to our organization,” Br. Scott notes. “So keeping information secure is critical. Windows 7 Professional Encrypting File System and the HP Disk Sanitizer give us the protection we need.”

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Carl Mazzanti is Co-Founder and President of eMazzanti Technologies, Microsoft’s four time Partner of the Year and one of the premier IT consulting services for businesses throughout the New York metropolitan area and internationally. Carl and his company manage over 400 active accounts ranging from professional services firms to high-end global retailers.

eMazzanti is all about delivering powerful, efficient outsourced IT services, such as computer network management and troubleshooting, managed print, PCI DSS compliance, green computing, mobile workforce technology, information security, cloud computing, and business continuity and disaster recovery.  

Carl Mazzanti is also a frequent business conference speaker and technology talk show guest and contributor at Microsoft-focused events, including frequent prominent roles at the Microsoft Inspire (Worldwide Partner Conference / WPC).

Carl, a serial Entrepreneur, gives back to the community through Entrepreneur teaching engagements at Georgetown University, the company’s ocean wildlife conservation effort, the Blue Project, and Tree Mazzanti.




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