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Curtiss Adams

Enterprise Systems Management Practice Lead
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Two self-inflicted “time bombs” that enabling your users to Work From Home (WFH) may cause.


Many organizations were forced to transition to a Work From Home (WFH) posture practically overnight and grapple with the numerous considerations the change brings with it. As the dust has (hopefully) started to settle and secondary and even tertiary items are being addressed, you may not be aware that there is a potential timebomb ticking away on your users' devices. This timebomb can strike when users begin returning to the workplace and have the potential to overwhelm the service desk with what is normally a minor and rare annoyance of an issue.

Windows Upgrades Have Never Been Easier

For many companies, upgrading operating systems across the organization can be a complex challenge.  Application and driver compatibility are two variables among many that must be thoroughly analyzed to successfully deploy windows upgrades. 


"The windows 7 upgrade was hard enough.... 
Why upgrade to Windows 10?

Windows upgrades are now simpler with Upgrade Analytics

The Upgrade Analytics tool is designed specifically to address uncertainties in the application and driver environment when upgrading to Windows 10.  

Comprehensive analysis of the technology landscape can be frustrating and time-intensive, but if the proper planning is not completed, then less than desirable outcomes are often achieved. 

Your Operating System Could Be Killing Productivity

Generally speaking, companies must weigh the pros and cons of upgrading or updating any system.  It is accepted that physical assets such as machinery or equipment must be maintained at specific intervals.  

Furthermore, the projected end of life date is typically established at the time of purchase.  Equipment kept in use past its projected EOL requires additional maintenance and upkeep and often hampers productivity or increases risk and most companies would not dispute this fact. 

Software systems are no less critical. Software applications and operating systems also have a projected EOL, but often the temptation to extend the service life of these assets is greater than for a piece of equipment that you can touch and feel. 

Why Microsoft SCOM 2016 is Worth a Serious Look

In the crowded space of Systems Monitoring Solutions, Microsoft has released a much-needed series of improvements to its Operations Manager (a.k.a SCOM) platform for 2016. The continued adoption of Hybrid Cloud scenarios which require 24/7 monitoring for both on-premise and cloud workloads using one tool is in high demand. Operations Manager 2016 has delivered a platform that can monitor you on-premise and cloud workloads from one pane of glass.

Identity and Security Management with EMS

With the ever increasing ocean of devices purchased by individuals and corporations alike, the need for data protection has never been greater. Users, regardless of the device they are using or how the device is connected to the network at large, expect full access to corporate email and documents in a seamless experience.

Consequently, the IT infrastructure must balance ease of access with securing and controlling access to the very data users require.