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Top 5 Technology Trends for IT in 2014

By Timothy Davis The New Year always brings a wealth of technology predictions from industry leaders and in January 2014 there was no shortage of technology prognosticators. Looking across the industry at a media company, industry analysts, and a consulting services provider, here are the trends that will have a big impact on application delivery in the coming year. TechRepublic: #4 You are Facebo...

Microsoft has Launched Server and Cloud Enrollment (SCE)

By Vincent Brasseur Over the years Microsoft has created different enrollments for its server products available under the Microsoft Enterprise Agreement (EA). Three enrollments have previously been available: the Enterprise Application Platform (EAP), the Enrollment for Core Infrastructure (ECI) and the Enrollment for Windows Azure (EWA). These enrollments benefit customers that are highly commit...

Windows 8.1 – Keep up, Hold up, or Give up?

Outlines three options for companies to deal with the continual release of new applications and operating systems:

Application Delivery as an IT Service

The pressure on IT to accommodate constant change is not new, but the rate of technological innovation is continuing to accelerate dramatically. As a result, it is increasingly difficult to keep the current IT environment running smoothly while continually evolving it to exploit new technologies and trends. The enterprise application portfolio in particular has been subject to game-changing shifts...

Using InstallScript Actions in Suite/Advanced UI Projects

By Josh Stechnij InstallShield 2013 added support for actions in Suite/Advanced UI projects similar to custom actions in MSI installations. With Suite/Advanced UI actions it is possible to run EXEs, call code in a DLL, run a PowerShell script, or set properties. These action types are supported directly in the Events view in Suite/Advanced UI projects. Another action type is currently supported bu...

The Most Read Posts from 2013

2013 was another year of new technology and transformation. The speed of change in technology accelerated and most enterprise IT departments struggled to catch up. Our most popular blog posts over the past year speak to the transformational nature of new technologies and specifically the impact they have had on enterprise computing. Trends such as desktop virtualization, the XP to Windows 7 mass m...

Top 10 Software License Optimization Blogs from 2013

By John Emmitt This is our second annual ‘Year in Review’ blog where we have the list of the top ten most popular Software License Optimization blogs from the previous year. For 2013, the list once again shows that blogs on software license models and licensing issues for the major software vendors are the most popular topics. Blogs on Oracle, Microsoft and IBM licensing make up all bu...

Imagine a Better Way to Distribute Apps to Your End Users

By Mike O'Connor I've talked with a lot of people lately who are shying away from the practice of using disk imaging or cloning programs as their distribution system for end users. If you're still doing this practice, read on. In the mid-1990's, tools came out to help with creating disk images so an organization could copy the disk of one machine and use this as the basis for another machine. As t...

Leveraging Integration between Software License Optimization and IT Service Management (ITSM)

Cyndi Tackett, Vice President of Presales at Flexera Software, discusses how Software License Optimization relates to and adds value to the IT service management (ITSM) programs. Cyndi shares how best-in-class companies view Software License Optimization as a procurement process that shares data with and adds value to ITSM business processes such as change management, capacity management and more....

InstallShield Mini-Demo Series: App-V Packages

by Flexera Software In our fast-paced world everyone is busy and time is limited. With this in mind we created a series of 10-minute or less InstallShield mini-demos that offer tutorials and extra insight into the most popular features in InstallShield. Whether you need to learn how to use a new feature or ensure you're following best practices, our new InstallShield mini-demo video series gives y...

Going Beyond Application Data Normalization to True Software License Optimization

Cyndi Tackett, Vice President of Presales at Flexera Software, discusses how Software License Optimization goes beyond application data normalization to deliver unique business problems. Cyndi shares examples of how simply counting which applications you own and have deployed, while a pre-requisite to true Software License Optimization, does not allow you to solve the problems of ensuring continuo...

Top Software Installation Authoring Blogs and Videos of 2013

It’s that time of year again where we recap the top read InstallTalk blogs and viewed installation videos of 2013. In 2013 we continued to see new opportunities arise for application producers that are able to keep up with technology, get products to market faster, and deliver a seamless, contemporary customer experience. Top 15 Read InstallTalk Blogs of 2013 Building 32-Bit and 64-Bit Insta...

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