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Using ZENworks to make academic IT easier

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ZENworks in the Schools Contest
Submitted by: Douglas Fiebig

So you would love to know how I use ZENworks to make life easier as an academic IT professional? Well that’s simple enough to answer – “IT DOES EVERYTHING AND I USE IT FOR EVERYTHING!!!”

How do I lock down my 2800 classroom computers? ZENworks!

How do I deploy applications to my 2800 classroom computers? ZENworks!

How do I deploy patches, updates, and fixes to my 2800 classroom computers? ZENworks!

How do I remote control my 2800 classroom computers? ZENworks!

How do I image my 2800 classroom computers? ZENworks!

How to do I manage my entire classroom environment? ZENworks!

I work for a small rural school board in Ontario Canada and we have been a Novell shop for over 14 years. While most school boards in Ontario have moved from Novell to a well known competitor (who I will not name), we have remained true the company and its products – especially ZENworks. When I meet with school board employees from around the province we are constantly asked the same question – “Why do you stick with ZENworks?“. And just like I mentioned above, the answer is always simple enough – “IT DOES EVERYTHING AND I USE IT FOR EVERYTHING!!!”

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