Author: 1E

Comprehensive Guide to OSD Front Ends

So, what are front ends, and why do you need them? Within the Guide to OSD Front Ends, you will learn what front ends are and how you can use them. Included are a variety of other MVP and community tools from MVPs like Niall Brady, Nickolaj Andersen and Maurice Daly, as well as many others to help you get the most out of using front ends. Front ends are about making a task sequence dynamic and fle...

Does IT Have Anything to Fear from Automation?

Automation has been a buzzword of recent weeks–and,  as buzzwords go, quite a fearsome one, replete with World Bank warnings and sufficient general anxiety to get some pundits whispering of a “Silicon Valley backlash.” The general gist of all the coverage was that our species is set to make itself permanently redundant. Automation and IT, of course, go hand-in-hand. But what about IT automat...

What to Expect at Microsoft Ignite

Every year at the Microsoft Ignite Conference, people from all over the globe convene to explore the latest in tech, network with experts and MVPs, and experience a world of knowledge beyond their day-to-day. Industry leaders provide live demos on products and showcase their skills in the latest and greatest. As an attendee, you’re akin to a kid in a candy store: Everything you want is at your fin...

Using SQL Server on Linux for the Tachyon Databases

Sponsored A guide to using SQL Server on Linux for the Tachyon databases. After installation of SQL Server, then what? How can you integrate Tachyon? This guide will help. Why Would I Try This Out? First of all, let’s emphasize that running the Tachyon databases on Linux is not supported by 1E. However, “not supported” doesn’t mean “it won’t work.” Rather, it means “don’t call us if it doesn’t wor...

Are You Still Doing Social Advertising All Wrong?

Imagine a likely scenario: You have just run another social media display advertising campaign across Facebook and Twitter, and have spent $10,000 on promoting a report your company has published recently. So far, five people have downloaded the report The cost per conversion is embarrassing, and so you hide from your boss until he finally catches on. Although the results are usually much better t...

Digital or Die: 5 Digital Disruption Facts That CIOs Can’t Afford to Ignore

Digital disruption is here to stay – and the implications it has for every business currently in operation cannot be ignored. The past five years have seen digital cease to be a trend and become one of the basics of survival. If you are a CIO whose company isn’t embracing it, then you are killing that company. And it’s only a matter of time until they single you out. There’s still time to turn thi...