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Novell Messenger 3.0 Technical Preview Available

I am very pleased to announce that the next version of Novell Messenger is available for Technical Preview! If you are a fan of Novell Messenger and want to start exploring the new features of Novell Messenger 3.0 ahead of the official release now is your chance. Some of the great new features that will …

Digital Security Resolutions for 2015

2015 is promising to be a profitable year and is full of exciting opportunities. But it could also be one of the most challenging years yet for protecting your digital information. According to credit firm Experian, there will be even more data breaches in 2015 than there were in 2014. This is particularly troubling for …

Report Shows BYOD Threat Landscape Growing for Businesses

Is your IT department completely overwhelmed trying to thwart cyberthreats and mitigate BYOD security challenges? If so, you’re not alone. As the recent IT Security Risks Survey 2014 from Kaspersky Labs shows, an overwhelming 94 percent of businesses experienced cybersecurity issues in 2014.

Overall Patch Policy Compliance Status Report for MS SQL

As you saw from my prior posts I was onsite for a customer the week before Thanksgiving. I’m trying to push out all of the things we learned or created there. This cool solution provides the report that we worked with them to build.

The Importance of Saying ‘Yes’ to Your End Users’ BYOD Requests

The majority of your employees view BYOD as a basic necessity in today’s highly competitive work environment. Your IT department, however, sees BYOD as one of its greatest security challenges to date. Who is right?

Email Notifications during Application Provisioning Process

Here is how ZENworks can provide administrators with insight about how applications are being used by end users, via email notifications.

Introducing PatchWatcher and DateComparor

I don’t pretend to be an engineer, but I managed to make this work for me and this customer, so use at your own risk if it makes your job easier and your end users happier.

GroupWise Resource Archive – November 2014

Download the latest edition of the free GroupWise Resource Archive, which enables easy research of discussions between GroupWise administrators, partners and consultants. Use the high speed text search capabilities to discover invaluable guidance within topics ranging from GroupWise technical issues to …

Being Introduced to File Reporter 2.5 was Worth the Trip for Some BrainShare 2014 Attendees

BrainShare 2014 was the perfect venue for introducing to Novell customers the new features of Novell File Reporter 2.5—a product released less than a month before. It started in a big way when some of the new features were demonstrated during the Keynote Address on Monday morning. Probably the most impressive demonstration was the new …

Goodbye iReport, Welcome Jaspersoft Studio

No software lasts forever (except maybe Win XP). iReport, the trusted report designer which shipped with ZENworks Reporting 5, has been on life support from some time. Now the time has come to say goodbye.

GroupWise Blog: Mac is Back in GroupWise Cornell!

For those who weren’t able to make it, Novell showed some very interesting things at BrainShare 2014. From an interview with our soon-to-be CEO Kevin Loosemore, to our OES Altair commercial, and everything in between, there were plenty of fascinating Novell happenings for attendees to enjoy. But this is the GroupWise blog, and we’re here to …

What’s Wrong With Mobility in the Classroom?

The bring your own device (BYOD) movement is quickly spreading from the business world into school districts throughout the U.S. Research shows that BYOD in school districts has increased from 22 percent in 2013 to 56 percent in 2014.

How Much Did #Bellogate Cost?

By now you’ve probably heard of Bellogate, in which a hacker or imposter sent a University College London (UCL) campus-wide email from what appeared to be the university president’s account. Nearly 29,000 students received an email containing the word “bello.” Then, whether because of the hack or poor email configuration, students were able to reply …

Distributing only content that matters

I am out at customer site this week and I learned something pretty cool from Craig Wilson that I thought I’d share with everyone. This is a little known fact that even engineering didn’t seem to know and could have huge wins for many customers. As I’m sure you are aware, starting in ZENworks 11SP2 …

Using Chromebooks with Novell iPrint

During BrainShare quite a few people came up asking for and integration between Novell iPrint and Google’s Chromebooks. While we have plans for something like this, it is still a ways out. A couple of us put our heads together to see if we could come up with something sooner to help people out now.

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