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Study Shows Mobile App Usage On The Rise Among Enterprises

Gil Cattelain

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April 22, 2015 3:17 pm

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Right now just about everyone wants to know what’s coming down the pike in the enterprise mobility industry. The answer, as evidenced in a recent report from CDW, is that there is a tidal wave of custom-built mobile applications currently in the planning or development process. As the study shows, 72 percent of businesses plan …

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Distributing Novell Filr for Windows with ZENworks Configuration Management

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April 21, 2015 11:51 am

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This solution provides instructions for distributing Novell Filr with ZENworks Configuration Management on Windows devices. As with other solutions powered by the ZENworks bundle management capabilities, the bundles created as part of this solution are also available to you by subscribing to the ZENguru zone. For more information about subscribing to the ZENworks zone please …

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Categories: Filr, Technical, ZENworks, ZENworks Configuration Management

Distributing the .NET Framework 4.5.2 with ZENworks bundles

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April 16, 2015 9:50 am

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Many applications require the use of the .NET Framework in order to use them. These include applications such as the latest ZENworks agent, Novell Filr, and many others. This cool solutions looks at how to build a bundle that will install the .NET Framework either standalone or as a dependent application. In order to build …

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Distributing Visual Studio C++ 2010 SP1 Libraries with ZENworks

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April 13, 2015 9:54 am

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Many applications require that the Visual Studio C++ 2010 SP1 libraries or other versions of these libraries be installed prior to installing them. To simplify management of these, I typically create standalone bundles that can be used in a dependency chain as needed. The principles used in this solution can be applied to other versions …

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How Much Are Slow Business Applications Costing Your Enterprise?

Gil Cattelain

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April 9, 2015 1:52 pm

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Your business can only move as fast as its internal applications allow. So, if your core applications, like file sharing services, customer databases and streaming multimedia players are moving at a snail’s pace, the costs will be enormous for your enterprise. What are the biggest costs of slow-moving applications? First, consider employee productivity. Research shows …

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Product Management Favorite New GroupWise Features: Invite

Mike Bills

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April 9, 2015 11:08 am

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In my last blog post, I shared my intentions to start sharing some of my personal favorites from our list of new features of GroupWise 2014 R2, and this post will be the first in that series. Today, the new GroupWise 2014 R2 (GW2014R2) feature that I want to share with you is Invite. Before …

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Move Beyond FCR Rates for Your Help Desk

Gil Cattelain

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April 2, 2015 1:22 pm

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Like most organizations, your IT department takes first contact resolution (FCR) seriously. When an employee submits a hardware or software help ticket, an IT agent must solve the problem efficiently so that the end user’s productivity is not impacted. The goal is to avoid escalating the issue to higher-level IT employees, as doing so drives …

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Agile @ Novell

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March 31, 2015 9:55 am

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Agile software development is certainly not a new trend, nor is it a passing fad. If you look at the things happening in the market today you can see many changes that are being driven by this approach to software development. For instance, the way mobile applications are delivered in a very feature focused, iterative …

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GroupWise Cornell Gets a Launch Name and Version!

Mike Bills

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March 30, 2015 4:34 pm

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Considering the fact that it’s targeted for release in the second half of 2015, it’s time to start talking a little bit more about the next release of GroupWise. Commonly referred to by its codename, “Cornell”, the next version of GroupWise has a slew of new features and functions, and I would like to spend …

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Dissociate all users from a directory for GroupWise 2014



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March 27, 2015 11:23 am

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Windows app to dissociate all users from a directory. Must be run on a Windows 64bit machine.

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