An Enterprise App Store Can Provide Access to Technology Business Users Need Daily

In a recent Forbes article, “You Have The IT Department You Deserve”, by Peter High, Mark Sunday, CIO of Oracle outlines his thoughts on how IT should be driving higher levels of value to their business. What do IT leaders need to do in order to improve IT’s performance and its image? Ensure that the basics of IT are operating flawlessly If people do not have consistent and flawless access to data and to the technological tools they need on a daily basis, IT will not have the credibility to become more strategic IT must simplify its portfolio. This means…

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Installing the Service Manager Self Service Portal (SSP) on Windows Server 2012 R2

When Microsoft released System Center 2012 R2 Service Manager in October 2013, I was quite suprised that the server the webparts for the Self Service Portal only were supported on SharePoint 2010. At that time, installing SharePoint 2010 was only supported on Windows Server 2008 R2. Luckely somewhere around May 2014 Microsoft released Service Pack […]

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Configuration Manager 2012 R2, SSRS and Windows Authorization Access Group

By Garth Jones In order for Configuration Manager 2012 R2 (CM12 R2) to use the Role-Based Administration (RBA) feature within SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), the SSRS execution account (EA) needs to be able to determine who is running the report. Then the EA will determine what CM12 rights the user has before displaying the report results. In some cases...

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Delivering Winning Installations – Real Company Stories

Whether you’re looking for ways to improve building installations or trying to make a business case for using an installation tool, these “true tales” of installation offer great ideas and showcase true results. Learn how Websense uses InstallAnywhere to build a single installation project that works for every platform they target Explore how Clearion Software saved time and increased reliability by standardizing on one installation platform using InstallShield Download these case studies today to discover how to turn your challenges into a success story. InstallShield® is the world’s leading Windows installation development solution. InstallShield is designed to enable development teams…

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Webinar: Core Best Practices to Drive Software Asset Management Success

By John Emmitt Flexera Software is pleased to host Gartner Research Director, Victoria Barber, for a webinar on Core Best Practices to Drive Software Asset Management Success. Victoria is all about SAM processes and has recently published a research note on this topic: Gartner Research: Core Practices to Drive Software Asset Management Consistency and Excellence. Software asset managers face a number of challenges: Managing license entitlements effectively Maintaining software license compliance Understanding software asset management roles and responsibilities in a changing market Ensuring continuous improvement of data quality, analysis and accountability Implementing or amending processes to ensure consistency and control…

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Step-by-Step SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 Upgrade Guide

Last week, Microsoft announced the release of SCCM 2012 SP2 and SCCM 2012 R2 SP1. Our post will list everything you need to know before applying this major update. What’s new The main reason you will want to upgrade to SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 is probably for Windows 10 support. No plan for Windows 10 deployment in your… Read More »

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How Do You Wipe Clean a Hard Drive?

By Garth Jones Similar to many IT professionals, I often receive requests from friends and family about how to wipe sensitive data from old computers. Usually what I suggest, and do myself, is to pull the hard drive out and stock pile it. I know this isn’t always the most practical or secure solution, although it reminds me of my...

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