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Introducing Novell ZENworks Mobile Management 3.0

jblackett

September 11, 2014 9:07 am

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As the Novell Product Manager for Mobile Device Management it’s great to see rapid development of new capabilities again. After a hiatus earlier in the year, we’ve released 2.9, 2.9.1 and now 3.0. I expect another release or two before the year is out. Today I want to give you a quick overview of what’s …

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What Does Mobility Mean?

jblackett

September 8, 2014 9:51 am

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I was having this discussion earlier in the week with a person I met here in India about what mobility means. I  Figured I’d see how closely this is to what you all think? For me mobility doesn’t mean just working on my cell phone or my tablet. For me mobility means that I can …

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Introducing ZENworks Application Virtualization 11

jblackett

August 21, 2014 8:58 am

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It’s been a long time since my last post, because we’ve been hard at work on lots of new products. Let me introduce you to the first of those, ZENworks Application Virtualization 11, the latest and greatest version of this innovative product. With this release we have both the traditional ZENworks Application Virtualization product that …

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Want to Give Your IT Department Superpowers? Try Virtualizing Your Apps

jblackett

June 26, 2014 4:56 pm

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Is your IT department jumping through hoops trying to make sure all of your distributed end users have access to essential applications and services? Your IT team members may be talented, but they’re not superheroes. Packaging, delivering and managing applications in a distributed environment is a difficult process and can eat up valuable time and …

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BYOD: What’s Solved, What’s Not

jblackett

March 27, 2014 4:06 pm

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We know you’re sick of hearing the term BYOD. Everyone in IT is. But that doesn’t mean everyone in IT has solved all the problems associated with employees bringing their devices to work. We’ve solved some, sure. But many still linger. Let’s travel back to 2011, when the BYOD hype was just building up, and …

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Containerization with the End-User in Mind

jblackett

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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Windows XP Support in ZENworks

jblackett

March 20, 2014 12:02 pm

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As you might expect we are trying to determine how long we need to support Windows XP in ZENworks. I would like to understand from you when you plan to be completely off of Windows XP.

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The Future of Enterprise Apps

jblackett

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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ZENguru Cool Solutions Zone

jblackett

March 13, 2014 4:59 pm

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Now that ZENworks 11SP3 has been released I’m happy to announce that I’ve setup my own ZENworks zone on the Internet that you can subscribe to and download common Cool Solutions bundles. Initially I expect the content will be pretty sparse, but over time I expect you’ll see lots more. The purpose of this solution is to describe how to setup a subscription to my zone and discuss the currently available bundles.

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Understanding ZENworks Mobile Management certificates

jblackett

February 10, 2014 12:06 pm

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One of the most common questions I get from both internal Novell employees and customers alike is “what certificate does what in ZENworks Mobile Management?” So in this blog post I want to answer that question. Understanding the Components on the Managed Device Before I answer that question though it’s important to understand one other …

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