Application Readiness Maturity: Level 3 – Efficient Delivery

At Level 3 of the Application Readiness Maturity Model, organizations increase efficiency and productivity in delivering applications to requesters. IT has established a single end-to-end Application Readiness process that includes comprehensive application compatibility assessments. The process is integrated within and across steps, streamlining and integrating previously disjointed packaging and compatibility testing processes.

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Application Readiness Maturity: Level 2 – Standard Process

In the last post, we looked at the first level of Application Readiness maturity, Level 1 – Basic Packaging, where application packaging is a one off manual process and often results in slow and poor quality software deployments. By following consistent standards for preparing applications and establishing a central repository or Definitive Media Library, organizations can move beyond level 1 to level 2 – Standard Process. At this level, organizations have achieved some degree of process standardization, developed and documented packaging processes and established standards. A central application repository has been established, enabling IT to validate requests and develop dashboards…

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Windows Server 2003 Moving On – IDC’s Recommendations

Microsoft has been getting the word out about the impending end of life for Windows Server 2003 which is fast approaching. On July 14, 2014 extended support for Windows Server 2003 will end and technical support, patches, and security fixes will abruptly cease. But every end, brings a new beginning, and the opportunities for companies migrating to new server operating systems are many. In a recent white paper sponsored by Microsoft, IDC analyst Al Gillen outlines the improvements and benefits of moving to Windows Server 2008 or 2012 and suggests a plan for migration. The first step is determining your…

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Application Readiness Maturity: Keeping up with Mobile Application Management, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, and More

To keep up with Mobile Application Management, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, and other new technologies, IT must achieve and maintain a high level of agility and be prepared for continual change. Learn how to position IT to provide business owners with all the applications they need, when they need them, on the devices they choose — while retaining control.

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Application Virtualization is Driving Application Strategy

An educational software company “reduced cost of deploying customized applications across the enterprise, by allowing internal staff to perform some tasks rather than outsourcing all workload to expensive external package providers. Repackaging executables as Microsoft Installer projects, creating Transforms and testing compatibility. AdminStudio has a simple and effective interface, yet detailed levels of control possible.”

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IT On the Verge of a Mobile Meltdown: Why Mobile Application Management is Driving Businesses Crazy

ith mobile and BYOD and everything is rapidly changing. It’s as if the iron curtain is being lifted, and Big Brother is falling. The popular revolt is breaking up the enterprises IT’s monopoly on control from the bottom up. Employees want to be unshackled. They want the devices they want. The operating systems they want. The apps they want. And IT must now bend to the will of employees, rather than the other way around. And as a result, many IT teams are “On the Verge of a Mobile Meltdown.”

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Mobile Application Management top of Mind in AdminStudio Suite 2014

AdminStudio® Suite powers an enterprise’s Application Readiness process for packaging, planning, and delivery of physical, virtual, and mobile applications. This release includes capabilities designed to reduce risk, remove costs, and create operational efficiencies. Top 5 reasons to download AdminStudio Suite 2014; Streamline Delivery of Mobile Apps Test Mobile Apps for Device and OS Compatibility Identify Risky Apps and Establish Mobile Application Management Policies Support for application virtualization with VMware® ThinApp 5.0™ Keep up with the latest Microsoft Patch Tuesday For more details on the new features and enhancements, refer to the AdminStudio Suite 2014 Release Notes How to get it:…

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