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The Dead Weight Holding Back Your Network

Bret Fitzgerald

April 3, 2014 5:12 pm

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There are a lot of different file types out there. And odds are that if your organization uses a corporate network—or any kind of shared network—you’re storing a lot of them. But do you really know what is on your servers? Are some users storing personal documents? Or videos? Music? If you take a good …

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How Much Should IT Vendors Help with Migrations?

Bret Fitzgerald

March 26, 2014 12:35 pm

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Is it an IT vendor’s responsibility to help customers move from old systems to new ones? According to Net Applications, more than 29 percent of desktops were still running Windows XP in January 2014: With the XP support deadline nearing, this is a timely question. Should Microsoft incentivize the cautious? To help organizations move to …

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Containerization with the End-User in Mind

Bret Fitzgerald

March 20, 2014 1:05 pm

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When you consider the risks that employee-owned devices and applications present to enterprise data, it’s not surprising that companies are looking into enterprise mobility management (EMM) solutions such as containerization, which creates two isolated modes on mobile devices to separate corporate functions from personal functions. EMM has been growing and was recently named one of …

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The Future of Enterprise Apps

Bret Fitzgerald

March 18, 2014 3:05 pm

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The line between business and consumer apps continues to blur. As consumer tools pick up steam in the enterprise, IT is faced with an app overload issue from employees using consumer apps for business purposes. Whether it is on personal or business devices, these applications will be used to store, share and edit corporate data …

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Hype vs Reality in the Mobile Marketplace

Bret Fitzgerald

March 11, 2014 4:22 pm

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I don’t think smartphone makers are as innovative as they say they are. And believe it or not, I think this is good news for IT departments. The big smartphone makers talk constantly about innovation. In fact, the tagline for the new LG G Flex is “the shape of innovation.” Apple’s corporate board is so …

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Novell ZENworks Unveils a New All-Encompassing Suite and Releases Service Pack 3

Bret Fitzgerald

February 25, 2014 2:52 pm

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You might have seen today that we proudly introduced the release of the new Novell ZENworks Suite, an all-inclusive suite to replace all existing ZENWorks® suite/bundled options. Our hope is that this new solution will enable enterprise IT to easily oversee asset management, configuration management, service management and endpoint protection in one environment. Additionally we …

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Healthcare IT Blues?

Bret Fitzgerald

February 24, 2014 12:08 pm

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Novell is at HIMSS this week (booth 6671) showing off it’s solution for the healthcare industry … and with the stats below you can see why healthcare needs Novell:

Curing IT Woes: Overcoming Healthcare’s Three Biggest IT Issues

Bret Fitzgerald

February 20, 2014 3:24 pm

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Gone are the days when physicians had to memorize 1,200 page textbooks to diagnose patients, but gone too are the policies that allowed nurses to easily access patient data without authorization. According to CDW’s Winter Health Tech Report of 2013 the ability “to store, organize, analyze and access hundreds of millions of medical records” can …

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Novell Shows Off New PinkVERIFY Certification for Novell Service Desk at Pink Elephant

Bret Fitzgerald

February 13, 2014 4:46 pm

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Novell’s credibility in IT service management was recently validated by a PinkVERIFY™ certification from Pink Elephant.  PinkVERIFY is an internationally recognized ITSM tool suite assessment service, which objectively assesses a software tool’s applications against ITIL terminology, definitions, functionality and workflow requirements.  This certification allows Novell to hold a valid PinkVERIFY trademark license, showing that Novell …

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Cues for Success from Two Super Bowl-Bound Teams

Bret Fitzgerald

January 30, 2014 11:12 am

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I’ve long been a Denver Broncos fan, and now that I live in Seattle, I’ve also become a big fan of the Seahawks. That means I’ve watched a lot of good football this year, and noticed that these teams are more than groups of talented athletes. The Seahawks and Broncos are successful organizations in a …

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