AppClarity - Software Reclaim as a Service

AppClarity – Software Reclaim as a Service

Understand your exposure to unused software and start reclaimingapplications immediately With over 30% of the software deployed in most organisation being unused or rarely used, with AppClarity you can establish immediate visibility of your exposure, begin reclaiming these applications and make substantial savings in days rather than months or years. AppClarity Reclaim as a Service is a 1E packaged service offering, which will accelerate this process further, providing an immediate view of th [...]

Students on the Lookout – work from anywhere with MyWorkNow

Students on the Lookout – work from anywhere

A few years ago, I was a student in higher education working towards my degree in Computer Science. I almost immediately found that the biggest issue I had was having to go to the university to find a computer to run my tests or to write documentation. I was developing in Turbo Pascal or C or, worse still, access to COBOL (yes, I’m showing my age). It didn’t take long before I was finding the cash to buy myself a home PC. My chosen weapon was a slimline 386 sx25 with a 40Mb HDD and 2Mb of [...]

Federated Authentication – why am I interested?

Federated Authentication – why am I interested?

Federated Authentication is rapidly becoming a well-known term and the technologies that can deliver enterprise secure authentication via this medium are beginning to get more discussion time with the IT leadership teams. For many years, organizations have had centralized security mechanisms in place to ensure that an IT user is who they claim to be and that they have provided both a user name and password to demonstrate this. In higher security environments, the user has needed to provide no [...]

Best Practice. Business Background.

Best Practices for Nomad Upgrades

Troy Martin and I have been very pleased to make the Nomad Upgrade Guide available to you and to have been able to present this blog series on the topic. I want to finish by focusing on the best practices for Nomad upgrades (and ConfigMgr upgrades that include Nomad). We should start by remembering that best practices are generally the best approach but not necessarily the best in all cases. You might have extenuating circumstances that make it more appropriate to use a different practice. An [...]

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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 [...]