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 [...]

Does BYOPC really have a place in the enterprise? Security says...?

Does BYOPC really have a place in the enterprise? Security says…?

Given that one of the largest forms of IP (intellectual property) for any business today is the data that it holds about its products, employees and customers, then surely protecting that at all costs is one of if not, THE most important role of the IT department? The business likely considers this data to be its competitive advantage and the result being that this becomes (if not already) a key indicator for business success. Over the years the IT guys have spent a lot of time, sweat and tea [...]

Introducing our AppClarity Product Manager

Introducing our AppClarity Product Manager

Hello, I’m Dan O’Connor, the newly appointed Product Manager with responsibility for AppClarity for Desktops as a product and Security and Software Licence Optimization (SLO) from a broader technology focus. I am a married father of two, a keen cyclist, and an avid association football (soccer) fan. I have more than 10 years of customer-centric Product Management/Owner experience with a variety of Products and I am thrilled to have become part of the 1E family. I haven’t always been inv [...]

Why do we keep hearing that BYOD is failing?

Why do we keep hearing that BYOD is failing?

I often find myself reading articles about Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and the fact that it is failing to hit the spot, where enterprises are giving up on the virtues that were written as their Holy Grail. The most recent article I read was taking BYOD as if it were going to be the ONLY way that end users would access work content in the near future and was failing to deliver against that requirement. Well, yes, that sort of strategy does not have success written all over it in my humble opin [...]

Lloyds Banking Group wins Computer Weekly European User Award for Enterprise Software using NightWatchman

Lloyds Banking Group saves £2.1m and wins Computer Weekly European User Award for Enterprise Software using NightWatchman

We're thrilled to hear that Lloyds Banking Group has won the Computer Weekly European User Award for Enterprise Software – Private Sector, recognizing the role that 1E’s PC Power and Patch Management tool NightWatchman has played in delivering measurable business benefits for the global organization. Using NightWatchman, Lloyds Banking Group has made savings of £2.2m in electricity costs and 9,836 tonnes of CO2, equating to 1.1m gallons of petrol, in just eight months - quite incredible [...]

Why should I use Nomad when I have a server at each site?

Why should I use Nomad when I have a server at each site?

I was recently asked to explain how 1E’s Nomad could add value in an organization that had a large number of remote sites, each with an existing server that hosted other applications which could be used as a ConfigMgr Distribution Point (DP).  In this case there were 50,000 systems at approximately 2000 sites with varying hardware and disk space available on the servers. Even though they have existing servers that can host the DP role at every site, having that many DPs can present its own [...]

OSD over Direct Access using ConfigMgr and Nomad

OSD over Direct Access using ConfigMgr and Nomad

IT administrators at some point in time have been stumped with the challenge of building machines over a “Direct Access” connection. Many enterprises manage their IT environment with Direct Access and have been looking for a scalable and flexible solution to address this problem. Sumeeth Evans, VP IT, Pedcor Companies, collaborated with 1E to develop a solution that met his very challenging requirements. Sumeeth and Apurv Gupta (Senior Consultant, 1E) describe their solution and approach [...]

Shopping 5.0 – The core of consumerization ecosystem

Shopping 5.0 – The core of the consumerization ecosystem

The radical shift in the end-user expectations from IT has resulted in a fundamental change in organizations’ approach to providing services to end-users. Most IT managers and service providers are keen to implement systems and solutions which not only bring excellent and rich user experience but also fit well with the existing processes. The traditional process for end-user requests often consists of many steps which can include prioritization, approval, verification, and manual delivery. [...]