Using an Enterprise App Store to Shine a Light on Shadow IT

Shadow IT represents the way that the business is making technology decisions independent of the internal IT support teams. With the adoption of cloud and SaaS-based applications, it has become very easy for the business to exclude IT in their technology planning, sourcing, and execution. We must look for ways to move faster. The only way to do this is to collaborate with the business in solving their problems. If we don’t, we will eventually be perceived as irrelevant and unable to provide value to the business. Here are a few strategies to assist in building the bridge and keeping the IT department relevant in the eyes of the business.

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Microsoft SCCM – new version will be released to support Windows 10

Brad Anderson, corporate vice president of program management for Microsoft’s Windows Server and System Center Group, recently gave a keynote address at the 2015 System Center Universe in Dallas. He assured the audience that Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) is the on-premise PC management solution of choice for Miscrosoft

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Windows Server 2003: Count Down to End of Support

This month issue of Redmond Magazine (March 2015 Vol.21 No.3) features a countdown to the critical Windows Server 2003 end of support deadline July 14, 2015. 32% of Redmond readers said that migrating their Windows Server 2003 systems is a top priority this year, but an estimated 65 percent will not finish all the server migrations by July 14.

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Windows 10 Will Ship With Two Browsers: Internet Explorer 11 and Spartan

AdminStudio Suite helps customers quickly test and remediate application compatibility issues for IE 8, 9, 10, and 11, and more. We work with Microsoft and other vendors to ensure compatibility and supportability for a wide range of applications and platforms, including virtual and mobile. With the right solutions and automation in place, customers can maintain a process for continual Application Readiness, keep up with new releases, and never have to worry about being forced into transition by products that have reached their end of support.

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Service Delivery: Streamlining Application Readiness in Complex Environments

Streamlining the Application Readiness Process in Complex Environments from Flexera Software Try AdminStudio Suite for repackaging and editing MSIs, and more. Convert applications to leading virtualization formats, test applications for compatibility, and asses mobile apps for risk and OS compatibility. Download the free trial. – See more at: http://blogs.flexerasoftware.com/Application-Readiness/page/5/#sthash.8KSMxive.dpuf Try AdminStudio Suite for repackaging and editing MSIs, and more. Convert applications to leading virtualization formats, test applications for compatibility, and asses mobile apps for risk and OS compatibility. Download the free trial. – See more at: http://blogs.flexerasoftware.com/Application-Readiness/page/5/#sthash.8KSMxive.dpuf Try AdminStudio Suite for repackaging and editing MSIs, and more. Convert applications to…

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Predictable Application Delivery: Keeping Up with Application Virtualization and Mobile Application Management

Standardizing and automating the Application Readiness process for physical, virtual, and mobile apps enables more agile releases and consistent quality. Automating the entire process from request to installation of apps on the employees device, ensures a better user experience and removes the possibility of manual errors and delays from the process. Keeping software current not only reduces risk from threats, it also keeps employees happy and helps reduce their dependence on “Shadow IT”.

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Windows 10 May Be Here Sooner Than Expected

This week Microsoft announced that Windows 10 will be released to manufactures as early as June 2015. That’s earlier than expected and highlights Microsoft’s goal of releasing new versions and updates at an increasing pace. For enterprise customers with global deployments, keeping up with a new OS is a huge undertaking and allowing Microsoft to automatically deliver new features and updates continuously to its infrastructure is problematic. Critical enterprise systems require strong change management and compatibility testing and verification prior to releasing updates into production to ensure systems continue to operate reliably. A highly automated and continuous Application Readiness process…

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AirWatch: The Clear Leader in Enterprise Mobility Management

VMware reports record earnings, significant AirWatch growth – AirWatch Blog AdminStudio tests mobile apps for device and OS compatibility and delivers approved mobile apps to AirWatch and App Portal, the enterprise app store, for self-service availability to enterprise employees. Learn more about mobile application management in the white paper: Mitigating Mobile App Risk to Ensure Safe, Reliable Deployments

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Word on the Street: Windows 10 Will Come with another New Browser

Windows 9 10 is rumored to have a new browser, or two, that will tag along with the new Windows 10operating system release. Some say that the new browser, code named ‘Spartan’, will be a cross between Chrome and Safari and provide a simpler user experience. Internet Explorer is not dead and it too will come out with a new version with Windows 10. With all these changes on the horizon, enterprises will need to start planning for the upcoming releases soon if they want to keep up with Microsoft’s increasing frequency of updates.

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