Will Windows 10 be the straw that breaks IT’s back?

By Tom Canning, Vice-President, APAC, Flexera Software Windows 10 and its as-a-service approach signal a challenging new paradigm for IT departments. The release of the Windows 10 operating system later this year will spell havoc for enterprise IT. It’s likely that already overstretched IT departments will reach breaking point as Windows 10 introduces the idea of Windows as a service – marking a shift away from three- to four-year operating systems updates to continuous, incremental delivery of new functionality. Given that software drives business today, typically about 30% of an organization’s applications require upgrades and migrations every year – even…

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AdminStudio Customer Advisory Board @MSIgnite

This week at the Microsoft Ignite conference we held an exclusive event for AdminStudio customers to provide input into the future direction of the product and understand first hand the challenges that our customers are looking to solve. Ken Hilker, Senior Product Manager, presented on the road map for AdminStudio and facilitated a good discussion of the Application Readiness process as it relates to Windows 10, mobile application management, and keeping up with the faster release cycles of software vendors. If you were unable to make it to Ignite, we have another event coming up on June 3rd in Boston,…

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Windows 10 Comes with a Faster Update and Upgrade Pace – Will You Be Ready?

Flexera’s biggest customers have already started planning and they are being motivated by the need to move more of their devices from 32 to 64-bit apps, and the ability to run Windows 10 across all their devices. They feel like Win10 will be the last “big release” and want to automate their Application Readiness process to be ready for the feature update releases that will start to come more quickly.

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The Enterprise Application Lifecycle: Self-Service Deployment and Lowering TCO

Don’t miss this webinar with Redmond Magazine, register now The Enterprise Application Lifecycle: It’s Costing You More Than You Know Managing applications used to be a simple “one every few years” exercise of deploying Windows and Office to desktops. Today’s complex daily mix of physical, virtual and mobile application management, is anything but simple. More frequent releases and regular end of life announcements for Windows, Windows Server, and Internet Explorer complicate matters even more. With user demand for more applications, more devices, and expectations of faster response times on the rise, it is nearly impossible to keep up. Shadow IT,…

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Get Ready for Windows 10: Join Flexera Software at Microsoft Ignite

With Microsoft Ignite just a few days away, now is the time to start planning for the impending release of Windows 10. Join Flexera Software at Ignite to learn how to do more with AdminStudio and App Portal, and make the Windows 10 roll out at your organization faster and with a better user experience than previous Windows migrations.

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Service Delivery Nirvana: Universal Enterprise App Store

Being a Best in Class enterprise IT Organization is no longer about simply fulfilling employee requests. It’s about keeping systems up and running as well as getting reliable applications to employees when and where they need them. And as more and more devices connect to the Internet, a consistent user experience and end-to-end service delivery is a key requirement for user satisfaction. But, getting the right information, to the right person, at the right time all while keeping the oversight needed to be secure and compliant is a challenge for most organizations.

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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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