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Open Enterprise Server: It’s a Windows world, right?

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February 14, 2017 11:17 am

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What’s with this “either-or” thinking lately?  “Windows” or bust!  Give me “Linux” or give me death!  An “Apple” a day keeps the viruses at bay!   All in all, it can get pretty contentious, even in the IT world.  But is taking such a strong stance really necessary?  Shouldn’t it all be about value, cost, and …

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What’s in Micro Focus maintenance?

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January 13, 2017 11:27 am

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Often, I’m asked why companies should continue to pay maintenance on their Micro Focus software licenses.  Most licenses nowadays are perpetual.  In other words—you bought the right to use the version of the product you’re on.  So what’s the value of maintenance after that?  Many times, IT professionals don’t really know what they are getting …

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Better Printing, Happier Customers: iPrint with Open Enterprise Server

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December 6, 2016 10:52 am

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I’m always amazed when I hear an Open Enterprise Server customer hasn’t deployed iPrint in their enterprise.  First of all, it’s a free entitlement for being current with your Open Enterprise Server maintenance.  What’s not to like about free?  And more importantly, it’s incredibly easy to use and saves lots of time for both end-users …

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What will GWAVA mean to Micro Focus GroupWise?

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October 11, 2016 2:58 pm

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As you’ve probably heard by now—Micro Focus has acquired GWAVA. As soon as it was announced—there were questions pouring in. Does this mean GroupWise will finally have a built-in archive/restoration function? Will the roadmap of either portfolio change? Will GWAVA kill off its support for other email platforms other than GroupWise? And on an on …

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Getting Open Enterprise Server the Mind Share It Deserves

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October 6, 2016 3:21 pm

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It’s difficult sometimes to get upper management or others in your organization to understand why Micro Focus Open Enterprise Server (OES) is so valuable and cost-effective to your business.  Sound familiar? Well—if you’re struggling to capture their attention and mind share—don’t despair.  It’s easy to arm yourself with all the latest and greatest information about …

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Operating File and Print in the Modern Enterprise: Why OES remains a great decision

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August 19, 2016 2:14 pm

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The growth of data in the enterprise isn’t slowing down.  In fact—IDC expects storage needs to reach in excess of 73 million terabytes by 2020.  If solving your enterprise’s file and storage needs were as easy as hooking up another hard-drive, there wouldn’t be a huge problem.  However, we all know it isn’t as simple …

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GroupWise 2014 R2 SP1: Moving forward to the future

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July 12, 2016 1:31 pm

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“Nature repeats herself, or almost does: repeat, repeat, repeat; revise, revise, revise.” –Elizabeth Bishop from North Haven   It’s a common theme in software, the “mid cycle” release.  Software developers like to do these types of releases because it demonstrates commitment to patching bugs, making incremental improvements, and further developing the product. But is it …

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Upgrading to OES 2015 SP1—Easier Than Ever

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June 17, 2016 10:55 am

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Sometimes, doing any sort of server upgrade can be a time-consuming process.  That’s especially true if you are still using physical media and have to manually tend each machine during the upgrade process.  Well—with OES 2015 SP1, you can now use the patch or upgrade channel to do your upgrades. This should reduce the time …

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Email Wants: Great Benefits for Low TCO

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June 8, 2016 4:00 pm

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What are people looking for when it comes to corporate email nowadays?  Is it the newest social interactivity?  The most modern look and feel?  Integration with other front-end and back-end systems? It’s a knotty question because I’m not sure there’s one simple answer.  Sure—there are platforms emerging today like Slack that people claim will kill …

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GroupWise Ideas Portal: Make Your Voice Heard

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May 18, 2016 10:27 am

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Is there some feature or function you’ve really wanted to see in GroupWise?  Well now there’s a way to let both Micro Focus Product Management and the entire GroupWise community know what you are looking for.  It’s called the Ideas Portal and if you haven’t visited it yet—you really should! The Ideas Portal can be …

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