Bargaining over Mobility

September 9, 2014

Are you willing to give to get? If your organization wants to get real about a mobile workforce, it’s time for it to get to the bargaining table. A functional mobile workforce comes neither from users taking over nor from IT becoming big brother. It comes from compromise. So the question is; what are you […]

Read the full article →

Learn to better navigate the modern IT world at BrainShare 2014

September 5, 2014

The modern IT world is a complex, ever-evolving place. It seems like there are new vendors, technologies and trends every day. The endless stream of innovation is exciting, but how can you keep up without leaving your core enterprise applications behind? At BrainShare 2014, the premier user and technical training conference for Attachmate, NetIQ and […]

Read the full article →

What Business Functions Are Employees Performing On Each Device?

July 31, 2014

Today, I responded to an email on my iPhone, updated a document on my iPad, and now I’m drafting this blog post from my laptop. It has me thinking, what is everyone else doing on each of their devices? Some business activities that are done seamlessly from a laptop can be painfully complex from a […]

Read the full article →

Three Things You Need to Know about Mobility

June 27, 2014

Are you providing your employees with “the last mile” to complete mobile productivity? Last week, I had the pleasure of co-presenting an InformationWeek webinar with my colleague, Allen McCurdy, where we addressed that very question and explored the challenges and solutions for enabling productivity on mobile. Now more than ever before, employees have at their […]

Read the full article →

Behind the Scenes: What Process-Based Integration Can Do for You

May 17, 2014

What does it mean to integrate business processes? Process-based integration merges applications, services, and user operations such that all can respond to ongoing business needs. Think of it as defining how various tools and business activities interact with one another. The result is an efficient, adaptable workplace dynamic that keeps organizations competitive. If that’s still […]

Read the full article →

Why Integrate Data at the Application Level Rather than the Storage Level

May 1, 2014

The prospect of improving critical business systems is bound to elicit questions from every corner of the corporate value chain. One of those questions will be whether to integrate data at the application level or the storage level; thankfully, it’s a question with a clear, unequivocal answer. Due to significant risk and expense, functionality problems, […]

Read the full article →

Four Characteristics of the Productive Mobile Employee

April 24, 2014

At this point, most of us are mobile. Seventy-four percent of us work out of the office at least occasionally, according to one source, but that doesn’t mean we’re all productive. Some mobile employees are very productive. Others are just absent. Here are four characteristics that productive mobile employees have in common. 1. They update […]

Read the full article →

Making IT Lemonade – Out of Lemons

April 16, 2014

All too often, the IT environment you’re stuck with is far from ideal. Someone before you picked one system to do one thing, and another person chose a set of applications to take care of another issue. The last guy put half your servers on Linux and half on Microsoft. And of all the things […]

Read the full article →

The Death of Windows XP or is it All Just Evolution? (Infographic)

April 9, 2014

Is it true that all good things must end? When it comes to enterprise technology, innovation never really ends. Today’s breakthroughs are tomorrow’s obsolescence. Technology evolves. Think about the applications, platforms, and processes that powered your business over the years. Many of them are gone, but did their replacements kill them off entirely? Or did […]

Read the full article →

Infographic: End of Life Support for Windows XP

March 19, 2014

It’s down to the wire: On April 8, 2014, Microsoft’s support for Windows XP will be coming to an end. That means no more security patches, updates or technical support for the popular operating system (nearly 30 percent of computers are still on XP!). That also means we could see the unleashing of viruses, spyware […]

Read the full article →