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Gil Cattelain

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About Gil Cattelain

Gil Cattelain, Product Marketing at Novell => Gil has more than 16 years of experience in software marketing for the high-tech industry, including recent time at Echopass and Genesys as Director of Digital Marketing where he specialized in SEO, demand/lead generation and social media marketing for the cloud-based contact center market. His expertise also includes international product marketing and product management at Matrix42, Folio Corporation, Open Market Inc., PowerQuest and Netopia Inc. He has also held positions as international public relations manager and channel marketing manager. Gil holds a B.A. in international marketing and political science from Brigham Young University and is fluent in French.

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Forrester Names Novell ZENworks a ‘Strong Performer’ in Endpoint Encryption

Gil Cattelain

February 5, 2015 11:17 am

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There are two ways that you can store sensitive corporate information in your database: in a regular format using plain text or in a protected format using advanced ciphering. In information technology (IT), the act of ciphering digital information is called encryption, and it’s one of the safest and strongest methods of devaluing private data …

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The Best Thing You Can Buy for Your IT Department This Year Is …

Gil Cattelain

February 2, 2015 11:26 am

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Your business has a lot of unsecure digital endpoints that need to be addressed. There’s Steve in finance, for instance, who just got a new tablet that he uses for work purposes in addition to his smartphone (unbeknownst to IT). There’s April, who now works remotely and regularly accesses sensitive corporate files over unprotected Wi-Fi …

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Behind Every Great IT Department Is a Strong Automation System

Gil Cattelain

January 22, 2015 3:07 pm

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Ten years ago, your business’s network environment was nowhere near as complex as it is today. There were fewer pervasive cybersecurity threats or demands for BYOD services, and there was less technological diversity to manage. Now, like most businesses, you are in the process of trying to meet heightened challenges in all these areas by …

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Why You Need to ‘Wow’ Your End Users With Amazing User Self-services

Gil Cattelain

January 15, 2015 3:39 pm

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The world is becoming easier to navigate on your own thanks to the influx of modern day self-help technologies. From automated airport check-in systems to advanced mobile banking platforms, self-help initiatives are spreading like wildfire across the globe. Why is user self-service spreading so quickly? Quite simply, people want access to lighting-fast experiences and results. …

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Rethink the Modern Workspace With ZENworks From Novell

Gil Cattelain

January 8, 2015 11:34 am

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When you think of a contemporary work environment, do you still envision a traditional cubicle with a desk and landline telephone? If so, it’s time to rethink your vision of where and how people are conducting business these days. Thanks to the advent of mobile technology, many workspaces are expanding beyond the office. In fact, …

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Digital Security Resolutions for 2015

Gil Cattelain

December 18, 2014 9:59 am

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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 …

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Report Shows BYOD Threat Landscape Growing for Businesses

Gil Cattelain

December 11, 2014 11:10 am

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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. This is a 3 percent increase from 2013. Furthermore, the amount of …

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

Gil Cattelain

December 4, 2014 11:39 am

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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? Your IT department is certainly justified in taking a protective stance against BYOD considering the severity of the threat landscape …

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What’s Wrong With Mobility in the Classroom?

Gil Cattelain

November 21, 2014 10:15 am

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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. Fueling this growth rate are forward-thinking educators who believe that mobile skills need to be taught …

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Is the ‘Shellshock’ Bug Still a Threat to My Novell ZENworks Products?

Gil Cattelain

November 13, 2014 2:10 pm

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It’s been over one month since Bash notified the IT community about the “Shellshock” vulnerability and sent Linux, Unix and Mac OS X system operators into a panic trying to patch their servers. As we explained in a post after the initial discovery, several Novell products were affected by this security issue (see below). As …

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