Packaging, deploying and managing software across an increasing number of diverse endpoints is hard enough, let alone worrying about security vulnerabilities. I recently had the opportunity to work with Adam Bertram –a.k.a. Adam the Automator, a Microsoft Powershell MVP–on this webinar recording. Adam talked about how security is becoming an increasingly important topic for end […]
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Many companies are looking to reduce their overall spending on new software and increase the utilization of the software they have already purchased. Software licenses, maintenance, and renewals make up a large part of an enterprise budget and organizations can cut spending on software by as much as 30 percent with some basic Software License […]
Extends the ServiceNow Service Catalog, Optimizes Software License Usage, and Automates the Deployment of PC, Mac, Mobile, and Cloud Applications to Employees App Broker for ServiceNow™ enables organizations standardizing on the ServiceNow platform to improve efficiency, reduce costs, and maintain continual license compliance with intelligent license checking, software reclamation and the automated deployment of applications […]
With the so much attention on digital transformation, businesses are constantly in a state of technology flux. Faced with tactical challenges like, replacing aging IT systems, modernizing applications, and embracing cloud and mobile technology, today’s organizations are also defending against security vulnerability while evolving to better meet the needs of their business customers. Most CIOs […]
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 […]
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….