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Multi Utility Application for Windows: Providing Improved PC Protection and Optimization Capabilities to Small Business Users

Multi Utility Application for Windows
Windows

Windows

System Level

System Level

Desktop

Desktop

Softeq implemented a hardware-specific software application that facilitates small business users with no dedicated IT staff in managing security and performance issues on their PCs.

Fast Facts

Client: A global semiconductor company engaged in development of computer processors and related technologies.

Industry: Semiconductors

Country: USA

Engagement Model: Fixed Price

What were the Client’s expectations of the service provider?

The client required a service provider with a profound software engineering background. Impressed with Softeq’s services range, which showcased rich Microsoft technologies expertise, among others, and delivered projects portfolio, it engaged the company to implement a hardware-specific software application for Windows OS.

Project Description

What was the goal of the project?

The team was to create an application that would facilitate small business users with no dedicated IT staff in managing security and performance issues on their PCs driven by the customer’s technology.

What are the product’s functional capabilities?

The solution enables users to schedule machine start and shut-down at a designated time, check for Windows Update, back up data, execute disk defragmentation, delete temporary Internet files and cookies, as well as restrict access to USB ports on a given PC.

The app also launches several utilities to secure improved machine performance:

  • RAID array management utility — enables monitoring and managing RAID arrays in the MS Windows environment
  • Video streaming utility — facilitates faster, non-interrupted online viewing experience by prioritizing Internet data streams
  • WiFi Display utility — allows connecting an additional display or manage content output on several screens without using a video interface cable

The application is localized into 22 languages.

What project methodology did the team employ?

The team employed a conventional Waterfall-based software development process due to well-defined requirements availability.

Results

Did the team manage to meet the project goals successfully?

The team managed to achieve stable performance of the app on the required Windows OS versions (7, 8, 8.1). The solution is pencilled in for soon launch on the customer’s support site.