Korean Air Moves from XP to Windows 7 Enterprise



Korean Air has moved up from using Windows XP to Windows 7 Enterprise companywide and soon to achieve 100 per cent before 2012.  The airline company has almost 19,000 employees with flight destination to 115 cities in the globe and has 400 flights daily.

Korean Air’s Information System Department has been working on enterprise resource planning solution to connect all of the offices information into the main system. The company is also exerting efforts in setting all of its financial reporting internationally recognizable.   

According to Chung Pilmoon, who is the general manager of Korean Air Information System Department, “Executives at Korean Air laid out a path for growth that will keep us in a position of leadership throughout the Asia Pacific region and points beyond. But meeting our objectives required an overhaul of our IT systems. Moving to Windows 7 provides us with the ability to deliver consistent IT standards and tools across the company without compromising our desire for greater efficiency.

Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) for Software Assurance, software which is available to customers who has Microsoft Software Assurance, is one and even the most vital part of Information System Department’s (ISD) focus.  MDOP will assist the airlines’ ISD to gain benefits in various areas including:  remote installation access in installing and updating system across the globe, strict compliance IT system, less hassle IT support, and easy and user friendly software.

Pilmoon added, “Korean Air’s deployment of Windows 7 Enterprise and MDOP is a great example of how technology can streamline internal processes and free up time for employess to focus on what’s ahead. With these technologies in place, the company will be on a trajectory toward market expansion and greater operational excellence.

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