Moving from Novell ZENworks 7 Desktop Management to Novell ZENworks 11 for Greater IT Efficiency
By Jason Blackett, Novell Connection Magazine - May 2011
Here's an excerpt:
Every product has a natural lifecycle, and for Novell ZENworks 7 Desktop Management, that lifecycle will soon enter the next phase of its six-year evolution. On June 30, 2011, ZENworks 7 Desktop Management will move from the general support phase of its support lifecycle to the extended support lifecycle phase. (See Extended Support.) The extended support phase is designed to provide an interim solution if you need more time to make the transition to Novell ZENworks Configuration Management 11. And if you're current on maintenance for the ZENworks 7 Suite, you are entitled to upgrade to Novell ZENworks Configuration Management 11 for free.
If you're current on maintenance for the Novell ZENworks 7 Suite, you are entitled to upgrade to Novell ZENworks Configuration Management 11 for free.
Reasons to Transition
Beyond the fact that general support for Novell ZENworks 7 Desktop Management is ending and that moving to Novell ZENworks Configuration Management 11 is free if you're current on maintenance, there are a number of compelling reasons for making the move. Chief among these additional reasons is productivity: simply put, ZENworks Configuration Management 11 will increase the efficiency of your IT department and the productivity of your users. That's because not only does this latest ZENworks version feature most of what you've come to love about ZENworks 7 Desktop Management, but it delivers a host of new capabilities designed to significantly reduce the effort it takes for you and your IT team to manage, maintain and deploy your IT resources.
The following are just a few of the new capabilities you'll find in Novell ZENworks Configuration Management 11:
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