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Nomad and Binary Differential Replication

Recent conversations have made me think that a blog on how Nomad works with RDC and Binary Differential Replication (BDR) in ConfigMgr would be a good thing.  If you all don't mind, I'll take the next few minutes to explain how Nomad handles the retrieval of changed package content. Let's forget Nomad for a moment.  In the native ConfigMgr environment you create a package.  You deploy that package out your clients and in a (relatively) short time you have the content installed on your mac [...]

Planning your Nomad upgrade process

Planning your Nomad upgrade process

If you’re like me, one of your favorite activities is upgrading Nomad or ConfigMgr to take advantage of new features. In a simple lab environment that’s quick and easy to do, but experience tells us that in production things are not always quite so simple. So what should you do when planning your production Nomad upgrade process? The first step is to read our recently released Nomad Upgrade Guide. Nomad upgrades are usually easy but you might need to address a consideration or two in the [...]

Key Considerations for Nomad Upgrades

Key Considerations for Nomad Upgrades

I’ve recently had the pleasure of working with our Nomad team including the product manager, Troy Martin, and other Nomad experts on our recently released Nomad Upgrade Guide. Our Nomad documentation has always been very complete but one topic we wanted to address even more thoroughly was upgrades and related scenarios. As Troy mentioned in his blog posting announcing the guide, there can be special circumstances where additional steps might be needed in your upgrade process. So what migh [...]

Are Nomad upgrades always easy?

Are Nomad upgrades always easy?

That’s a simple question, but as with practically everything in the world of computer management, “it depends” is the right answer. As the product manager for Nomad I would love to guarantee they always are, but there are the occasional exceptions so I’d rather advise you to do a bit of due diligence. To aid that process I’m pleased to announce the availability of a comprehensive new technical whitepaper, our “Nomad Upgrades Guide”, available here: Nomad Upgrades Guide - 1E Reso [...]

The Future of Software Asset Management in an Overcrowded Software World

The Future of Software Asset Management in an Overcrowded Software World

Organizations of all sizes are facing emerging challenges over the oft unpredictable nature of software purchase by organizations, and confusion around the Software Asset Management (SAM) solutions available to overcome them. There are certain trends and facts that point to the need for an evolution to an IT efficiency industry, and an increasing emphasis on managing software assets and to optimizing return on one's software investment. Having done a case study, as part of my role, on differe [...]

Now there’s much more to PC Power Management

Now there’s much more to PC Power Management

No doubt, 1E’s NightWatchman is second-to-none when it comes to PC Power Management. It’s been more than 12 years and there’s not even a single competitor who has come close to beating NightWatchman in terms of power saving. But there’s lot more to what NightWatchman can bring to its customers when it comes to managing their estate. Wondering what and how? Have you ever asked what is the percentage of hardware waste that you are incurring every year? Do you wonder which machines in yo [...]

There’s no need for aggression

There’s no need for aggression

On July 7, news hit the wire that Attachmate are allegedly suing Mobistar to the tune of $6.12m for the illegal use of their ReflectionX product. It’s not surprising when Attachmate is regarded by many as one of the more aggressive software vendors when it comes to software auditing. It isn’t solely Attachmate that is seen as aggressive: The big five (Microsoft, SAP, IBM, Symatec, Adobe) are all upping their auditing activity, and why not when there is big money to be made? As I’ve said [...]

MacBook a go-go

MacBook a go-go

Do you have users in your enterprise that use Apple MacBooks as their primary data creation device? Do they enjoy seamless computing operations? Are you simply finding that the Apple devices are somehow just becoming more and more popular with not only the executives but also the next layers in the business? Once these devices are seen within the enterprise, it is very unlikely that the numbers will dwindle since users tend to share experiences of IT with each other and as a result the wow / [...]

Nomad - A Truly Serverless Solution

Nomad – A Truly Serverless Solution

Being adept in content distribution for SCCM, we at 1E are often asked about Nomad and it's consummate integration with SCCM; and that without the need of any additional server infrastructure. Yes! It is a serverless solution and works without any padding Admin consoles and hence lesser administration. The installers are intelligent and perceptive, and integrate with SCCM without any human intervention. Once the Nomad installers for SCCM integration are installed, Nomad can easily be enabled a [...]

Blog 1000 - Sumir Karayi looks back at 17 years of 1E

Blog 1000 – Sumir Karayi looks back at 17 years of 1E

To mark the milestone of our 1000th blog, Sumir Karayi CEO looks back over the past 17 years and the development of the innovative IT cost optimization solutions of 1E. What is interesting is that when we started the business in 1997, the core focus and the IT problems that we were dealing with (for our customers) were around simple automation. This was because the basic Microsoft tools hadn't reached maturity, and what we were providing from the outset were solutions to make the Microsoft t [...]