Application rationalization is a crucial step in the six-step Application Readiness process. Through reducing the number of applications that IT teams actively support, enterprises can simplify migrations, reduce operational costs and improve the efficiency of day-to-day application service delivery. This helps to narrow the scope of IT projects, including the move to Windows 10, and […]
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Microsoft estimated that businesses’ migrating from Windows XP x32 to Windows 7 x64 could experience issues that required close to 50% of applications to be replaced, upgraded, or remediated. Today, for those upgrading from Windows 7 x64 to Windows 10 x64, that number is <10%. For those that had kept up with Windows 8.1 ‘Update […]
Flexera Software publishes an annual Vulnerability Review from Secunia Research, presenting global software vulnerability data for products in use in corporate environments. The annual review analyzes the evolution of software security from a vulnerability perspective. The Vulnerability Review 2016, presents global data on the prevalence of vulnerabilities and the availability of security patches, maps the […]
Application virtualization is now mainstream. Driven by the need to simplify application management and to run applications across different devices, IT organizations are turning to solutions like Microsoft App-V, VMware® Thin App™, and Symantec Workspace Virtualization. In turn those vendors are adding more capabilities and embedding their technologies. Recently Flexera Software hosted a webinar Best […]
Most organizations opted not to deploy Windows 8 and many administrators had a bad experience migrating from Windows XP to Windows 7, and simply were not ready to repeat the experience by migrating to Windows 8. One of the biggest reasons why organizations largely held off on migrating their enterprises to Windows 8 is that […]
Flexera Software has just released a new version of their enterprise app store, App Portal 2015 R2. This release expands the capability of the universal enterprise app store by adding support for cloud applications and Mac computers. App Portal now provides faster time to value, with a number of features that decrease the setup time, […]
The new automatic update service for Windows 10 is at the center of the controversy, and a feature that was supposed to keep everyone’s PC safe and secure, may actually cause Windows 10 compatibility issues. And the worst part is that the Windows 10 update service cannot be stopped.
By John Emmitt As mentioned in the previous blog on this topic, I wanted to dive into the IBM vendor-specific case for managing licenses in hot, warm and cold backup servers. For its part, IBM has generally used the temperature based model for defining backup servers (Hot, Warm, and Cold). As described in the IBM Passport Advantage Distributed Software Licensing Guide: “In cold and warm situations, a separate entitlement for the copy on the backup machine is typically not required and no additional charge applies. In a hot backup situation, the customer must acquire license entitlements sufficient for that machine….
For every development team in the world, time is at a premium. With the continuing competitive pressure to add cool features, many teams are choosing to automate basics like building installations with proven tools. But does it really save time? The answer is yes according to InstallAnywhere responses to a TechValidate survey. 25% of respondents indicated a time-savings of more than 20% and over half indicated a savings ranging from 15 to 25%. With a 25% savings in time, how many new features can you build? If you have a story about the time you gained by using InstallAnywhere, share…
The organization faced a number of challenges with delivering applications to 13,000 users around the world. Their users did not know what software was available or what the license costs to the organization were, the manual process for requesting applications often took 4 to 8 weeks, and the manual license reclamation process they adopted to help control costs, was costing over $10,000 per year, and only covered a few of their most popular software assets.
An Enterprise App store transformed DFATD’s Software Asset Management program by providing asset managers with a solution for governance of software assets that fully automates the processes of reclamation of unused licenses to ensure financial accountability.
The main focus was to introduce an appropriate Software Asset Management (SAM) tool and the Flexera enterprise app store was a perfect fit with the IT Asset Management strategy. Tying the app store with license reclamation and leasing is important, since it prevents organizations from paying for apps that sit idly on users’ devices.