There was a very significant announcement that was made public today. Summary of announcement: Longer Windows 10 servicing for enterprises and educational institutions moving from… Read More »Microsoft announcement: WaaS and Windows 7
Workspace transformation is gaining lot of momentum at the moment. At its core, it is about letting users access data and applications securely anywhere anytime. … Read More »Microsoft Platform: Workspace Transformation
Just came across this article in Information Week by Cynthia Harvey: 10 IT Jobs That Will Be Done by AI. I have never liked articles set… Read More »IT Jobs Likely To Be Replaced By Artificial Intelligence
I have extracted a list of the Windows 10 / EMS and related sessions with links to the respective videos online. Once again –… Read More »Microsoft Ignite 2016 – Win10 / EMS Sessions
[ Update 20161004: I encourage you to watch Brad Anderson’s keynote session at Microsoft Ignite 2016 – Simply IMPRESSIVE! ] As I have written before, technology… Read More »The Value Proposition of a Platform: Microsoft Win10/Office365/EM+S
Interesting article on how Microsoft's $15 billion cloud bet ended up at the center of the company http:/ /bit.ly/1Nq7bIZ
Over the last few years, many System Integrators (SIs) and Information Technology (IT) consulting firms have found themselves in trouble as the number of clients… Read More »Disintermediated: IT Consulting Firms and System Integration
My professional live has revolved, in great percentage, around Microsoft and Microsoft technologies. It has been a good life, but over the few years… Read More »Microsoft: A Platform Agnostic Company – Yeah!
I have been involved in Technology Management for much of my professional life. I have helped people in many type of organizations (small, medium, large… Read More »Technology Infrastructure Managed as Code
There can be no doubting the changes which are sweeping many workplaces in terms of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) and what these changes mean for IT Departments. Whilst many employees in all kinds of fields have been happily bringing their own devices to work and accessing corporate systems, IT Departments have been playing catch-up with what this means for security. Some companies however, have remained blissfully unaware of the significance of BYOD and of how their data may be at risk due to the growth of mobile device usage in recent years.Read More »BYOD and the Future of IT
BYOD also known as Bring Your Own Device has been a latest buzzword in the IT landscape. However, prior to implementing it is essential to understand the reason behind supporting it. Most common BYOD business objectives revolve around minimizing mobile expenses or enhance the overall organization productivity or perhaps both. In the recent times, many companies have shared their case studies on BYOD best practices that help other organizations pick up necessary guidelines.
However, if minimizing mobile expenses are your sole BYOD business aim, then you need to convince your employees to pay not only for their own devices but also include some other elements of voice and data service expenses, even though those services are used for other business purposes. Though it might just appear unlikely for business workers to accept employee pays BYOD model, the fact remains that such an arrangement can and does work. There have been instances where enterprises have replaced 100’s and even 1000’s of company owned Blackberry devices with BYOD iOS and Android devices, all of it with an “employee pays” approach.Read More »Reasons to Consider a BYOD Strategy
From a development point of view it is interesting to see the difference between the Android and iOS versions needed to be supported… While researching,… Read More »Android / iOS Platform OS version targeting
The quintessential smartphone has evolved from a high-end consumer product for the executive level business person, to a common man’s necessity. Taking this development into consideration, businesses are now considering implementing Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) programs with an aim to drive employee productivity using new technology.
Whether you already permit your personnel to bring their own devices, or are considering doing so, it is important that you have a BYOD management plan in place. With hundreds of different devices migrating to companies, it’s crucial for businesses to implement a system that ensures BYOD security and preserves the integrity of IT systems.Read More »Tips for Effective BYOD Management
The influx of new communication devices and solutions in the corporate environment resulted in the workforce becoming increasingly mobile. Take for instance, remote desktop access and SSL VPNs, which has made it possible for the workforce to make the choice with respect to location and time. Similarly, very many technological innovations have made the concept of office obsolete. The concept of 9 to 5 job is outdated, since it is no longer practicable in an environment that is highly competitive and volatile. Today employees do not need an office atmosphere to be productive. It is the era of mobile offices where the employees choose the office location, which can be their home, library, coffee shop, public Internet kiosk, airport lounges so on and so forth.Read More »Operational Benefits OF BYOD Strategy
For those working in business IT there is one term that is sure to be cropping up on your radar more and more frequently; for those who work outside of IT departments you’ll be familiar with the ideas behind it – in fact you may be responsible for its prominence – even though you may be less aware of its name. The concept is BYOD or Bring Your Own Device.
BYOD is the latest trend in workplace IT deployment and one that all businesses are going to have to address whether they embrace it or not. In short the term refers to an idea in which employees in businesses and organisations are permitted, or indeed encouraged in some cases, to make use of their own devices for their job, in place of any supplied by their employer. Recent surveys have suggested that as many as 80-90% of employees could already be using their personal devices – officially or not.Read More »BYOD Origins & Popularity
Part of Going Paperless Series which provides tips, tools, processes and resources to make the journey to a paperless office or home easier.
STOP!!! If you’ve started the process of going paperless in your home or office you need to stop and ask yourself one question, “since I started going paperless have I backed up any of these new files?”
If the answer to that question is anything but yes, you need to start working on a data backup and recovery plan before you scan any more files!
Data and file loss can cost you and your business a lot of down time, risk legal trouble and even cost you thousands in file recovery. With a little research, you can include a data backup and recovery plan in your process of going paperless.Read More »Going Paperless Means Backups
Since the creation of the computer and data storage, people have been making every attempt to transition from their cluttered offices full of paper and… Read More »Going Paperless at Home/Office: Introduction
It is simply amazing to see how much is Microsot investing into its online division. Based on the the latest Microsoft quarterly result published last week,… Read More »Microsoft Online – $4B startup and counting
Originally published for Averro.com blog. One of the major technical dilemmas that many small or medium sized companies face, is to have enough storage space… Read More »Cloud Services 101-5: Storage as a Service
Originally published for Averro.com blog. In Cloud Services 101- Video 1 presentation we covered the basics (Definition, types, and deployment models) of what is refered… Read More »Cloud Services 101-Video 2: Key Benefits
Originally published for Averro.com blog. Cloud computing is quickly altering the way small businesses work. Hardware procurement, setup and software licensing in order to support … Read More »Cloud Services 101-4: For Small Businesses
Originally published for Averro.com blog. Thanks to the convergence of multiple technology trends, including virtualization, data center consolidation, web-services, browser and commercialization of hardware advancements,… Read More »Cloud Services 101-2: The Big Names in the Field
The beta version of Windows Intune, formerly known as System Center Online Desktop Management, it is now officially part of the Microsoft Online Services. is… Read More »Windows Intune – Cloud-based Desktop Management
Desktop management is now a critical function of IT services within any organization. Historically, standalone computers and small networks did not require much centralization and… Read More »New Vision Desktop Management – Article Series
A couple of years ago, a couple of colleagues and I created a two-part white paper on Desktop Management which I never published here… Still… Read More »A New Vision for Desktop Management – White Paper
In recent years the technology world has increasingly gone “virtual” in a number of areas. First we had virtual local area networks and server-based virtualization.… Read More »Application Virtualization: Catch the Wave
Infrastructure Optimization opens the door for Green Computing with the ability to reduce overall costs via reducing power consumption through virtualization and by making better use of IT resources by more efficiently distributing workload amongst idle system resources rather than introducing additional systems.
Application Virtualization can benefit the entire enterprise as follows: Assists IT departments by reducing or eliminating the labor-intensive tasks involved with application lifecycle management. Enables… Read More »Application Virtualization Value Proposition
In the old days, Softricity was a partner of Citrix. Citrix is a partner of Microsoft. And Softricity was a partner of Microsoft, but is… Read More »Citrix + Softricity + Microsoft – Softricity = ?
I thought some of you might be interested in a free event that our team is putting on, centered around the business value of virtualizing applications. For Infrastructure Optimization wonks like myself, this technology is poised to become the centerpiece of many future IO engagements for me and our team. Registration is free, and the webinar is an hour long.
While I’ve not finished parsing it, Tarry Singh’s article caught my eye. I don’t normally read all of the links that come in through the… Read More »Got your decoder ring? One blogger’s predictions for Virtualization in 2008
By Jorge Pereira and Rob West Originally published as a white paper for Kennedy Consulting on January 2007 Continuation of: A New Vision from Desktop… Read More »A New Vision for Desktop Management – Part 2
By Jorge Pereira and Sean Kennedy, Kennedy Consulting Originally published as a white paper for Kennedy Consulting on December 2006 Desktop management has remained largely… Read More »A New Vision for Desktop Management – Part 1
Instant Messaging (IM) has quietly crept in behind the corporate firewall as employees responding to different pressures – personal or business – install popular IM… Read More »Taming the IM Jungle within the Enterprise