Top 10 Application Readiness Blog Posts 2014

It is that time again when the end of the calendar year is fast approaching. In the world of technology, 2014 was another disruptive year with thousands of new software versions and upgrades released by software vendors. In this post, we will look back at the most popular Application Readiness blog posts this year. The topics that generated the most interest in the past 12 months were the impending end of life of Windows Server 2003, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), and ongoing updates from Microsoft. #1 Top 5 Technology Trends for IT in 2014 Rapid innovation and consumer technology continued…

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Application Virtualization Suitability and Compatibility

How do you prepare software for reliable application virtualization? You could depend on the vendors tools, but if you have more than one virtualization technology running in your data center, that means keeping up with each vendors tools and unique requirements. A better solution is a single tool for virtualization compatibility testing, automated conversion, validation, editing and reporting that supports all leading virtual formats.

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Enterprises Yet to Complete Windows 7 Deployment

Within two years, Microsoft has launched three new operating systems (OS) – Windows 8, 8.1 and most recently version 10. This is when many enterprises are yet to complete their Windows 7 deployment. With agile software development on the upswing, and the frequency of operating system (OS) roll outs, IT organizations – which are already strapped for resources – are crushing under the pressure of trying to keep pace with new technology.

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Enterprise App Store Best Practice #7 – Don’t Operate in a Silo

The best practices discussed previously create the need to integrate the app store with other related business processes and systems. For example, always knowing your license position requires integration of the app store with a Software License Optimization solution. Stocking the store and keeping it current requires integration with an Application Readiness solution. In addition, it’s advisable to integrate the enterprise app store with back-office systems. For example, independent analyst and research firms strongly recommend integration with procurement solutions. As Gartner notes, “Where a new app store is required, integrate it with internal software asset management and IT procurement systems”(…

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AdminStudio Application Manager: Consistently Reliable Physical, Virtual, and Mobile Application Deployment

Reduce cost and complexity by managing Windows Installer packages (MSI package), web applications, virtual application packages and mobile apps following a standard Application Readiness process. In this featured video, learn how AdminStudio Application Manager can help maintain and deploy consistent and reliable applications to employees on what ever device they choose.

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Battling constant change: Microsoft SCCM, App V, and the transormation of end user computing with VDI

Ensuring the availability and compatability of software to enterprise employees is a big job for Application Managers. The enterprise environment is always changing as operations groups upgrade Microsoft SCCM, App V, and transorm end user computing with Virtual Desktop Infrastructer (VDI). See how Flexera Software helped Lucas manage the compatibility and availability of apps at his company despite these challenges. Check out this two-minute video to find out.

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