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Hackfest and Ideas a match made in heaven

As I’m sure you are all aware we recently rolled out the Ideas forum as a place that the community could help us prioritize what was important to the majority of you. If you aren’t, make sure to check out this article. What you probably don’t know is that we also recently had a 4 day …

Spending All Your Time Playing IT Detective? It’s Time For A Problem Management Solution

Imagine your company gets a brand new shipment of desktop computers. At first, everything appears to be working fine—until one machine starts experiencing random power failures. Then, another machine starts experiencing the same problem. The problem cascades across the network, affecting multiple units. In this type of scenario, what starts as a single IT “incident” …

Novell Service Desk: Password Self Service

Passwords are everywhere, every device or application or webpage you access requires a password. In order to improve security, organizations are implementing strong password policies and are asking their employees to frequently change their passwords with emphasis on uniqueness, complexity etc. This more often than not results in end users forgetting their passwords or locking …

How is “Novell Ideas” Going?

Recently we introduced to the community a new way to collaborate with Novell on enhancement requests, the Novell Ideas Portal. If you didn’t get a chance to see this announcement please take a moment and check out what my fellow Product Manager, Jason Blackett had to say about Ideas in his recent Blog Post. Hopefully …

Three Signs Your Endpoint Management Policy Is Stuck in the Past

There is a strong belief spreading throughout the digital business world that you should give your employees access to all of the resources they need to perform at a high level, and then get out of their way. This is an enlightened approach that involves letting your workers set their own work policies (in regard …

GroupWise Resource Archive – June 2015

Advansys is pleased to make available 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 Micro Focus/Novell business discussions. The June 2015 edition of the GroupWise Resource Archive is available from: …

Your Firewall Is Weak: Here’s Why

Now that the majority of professional football teams are overhauling their defensive strategies in preparation for the 2015 NFL season, it’s a great time to stop and consider your own network’s line of defense: your firewall. What’s the connection between football and your network, you ask? A football team needs a combination of a strong …

Slack is Perfect for Startups, but Enterprise Environments? Not So Fast.

Every so often, a tool appears that wins the attention of the public and media. Sometimes, this attention leads to huge valuations for investors. This is the case with Slack, a messaging app that’s become quite popular in the last year. Startups, remote teams, and others use it to collaborate and chat. Some investors think …

Introducing the Novell Ideas Portal!

I’m sure a lot of you have entered a lot of enhancements requests and I’m equally sure that most of you never heard back from us on what happened to your idea and for that I apologize. In most cases what happened is that a Product Manager did an initial review of the request, determined …

Medical Devices: The New Target for Cybercriminals

When it comes to hacking, no device is off limits from cyberthieves—including medical devices—a new report from TrapX Security shows. According to Dark Reading, the report—set to be released at some point next week—names at least three separate instances where malware has recently been discovered lurking on critical hospital medical equipment …

Dim the Lights: Five Must See Videos and Webinars From ZENworks

Here at Micro Focus, we are fortunate to have a wide selection of videos and webinars that can help familiarize you with our products and services. Whether you are a new or returning customer, we invite you to sit back, break out some microwave popcorn and browse through our extensive media gallery. Here are five …

Participating in an Industry Focused Peer Community

Would you like to participate in a community of other Micro Focus (Novell/SUSE/NetIQ/Micro Focus/Borland) customers in your same industry? Are you in Healthcare? Federal or Local Government? Small Business? Something else? Sometimes it’s nice to be able to talk to someone that has the same concerns and issues you do. Someone that knows the rules you …

When Was the Last Time Your IT Team Went Home Early on Friday?

It’s 4 p.m. on a midsummer Friday afternoon, and most of the people in your organization are already at home enjoying the weekend thanks to your business’s flexible summer hours policy. Instead of relaxing with a cool drink in your hand, however, you and your fellow IT workers are still pounding away at your keyboards …

7 Questions and Answers About Novell Collaboration

Not all collaboration suites deliver equal performance, ease-of-use, and security. But there are more than just three factors to consider when selecting a platform to base your team’s work around. Here are the questions and answers any decision maker should know about Novell collaboration before making their final selection.

Product Management Favorite New GroupWise Solutions: Propose New Time

I want to reset the conversation with the GroupWise community as I share my next favorite new solution that you will find in GroupWise 2014 R2 (GW2014R2). If you recall from my last couple of posts I wanted to start sharing my favorite features from GW2014 R2 with you. Too often, we get caught up …

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