Working closely with Absolute Software Chicago Public Schools is managing over 100,000 PCs, Macs, and iOS 4 devices and have recovered over 350 stolen computers allowing them to invest in the future (versus replacement computers).
Alice Owen, Executive Director of Technology for Irving Independent School District, discusses how she effectively secures and tracks her district's 12,000 computers. Leonard Niebo, Director of IT for Brick Township Public Schools leads our discussion on overcoming the roadblocks of a manual auditing process, specialized computing needs and incidents of loss and theft.
With Mac labs being a major presence on university campuses, many IT admins rely on imaging to ensure computers do not fall prey to viruses and costly data breaches, and to provide students with the education resources they need to be successful. The problem is imaging machines is a tedious and manual process, requiring lots of IT time.
In this white paper, we examine a better way to manage a Mac lab and explain how to:
• Leverage Apple’s Device Enrollment Program (DEP) to automatically configure and enroll Mac devices into management
• Make apps and resources readily available for students to use, regardless which computer they choose
• Ensure students only have access to the resources relevant to them by binding machines to your school’s directory services system
Exploits are one of the main techniques used by cybercriminals to spread malware. They take advantage of weaknesses in legitimate software products like Flash and Microsoft Office to infect computers for their criminal ends. A single exploit can be used by myriad separate pieces of malware, all with different payloads.
Read this paper to learn more about exploits and how to stop them. We’ll explore how exploits work, the exploit industry overall, what makes a good exploit in the eyes of the cybercriminals, and also how anti-exploit technology is a highly efficient and effective way to secure your organization against advanced and unknown threats.
Client virtualization technologies properly matched to work styles provide an effective means of accelerating the BYOC program by allowing you to provide a standardized, well-managed desktop environment on employee-owned computers and more.
As small businesses grow, many reach a point when their computing systems falter. A company with only a handful of employees can usually get by with disconnected computers and software packages. But as you add desktops, laptops and other devices to support an increasing headcount, the system can become so cumbersome that productivity and customer service start to suffer.
Business phone systems may not attract the same attention or achieve the same acclaim that computers, smart phones and tablets regularly receive. You won’t hear of too many publicized conferences or Twitter trends but that does not negate their importance.
The rise of the cloud and mobile computing has rapidly changed the nature of enterprise cybersecurity. The old paradigm, where all work was done behind a company firewall, has been breaking down.
Employees work not just at the office, but also on the road and at home, on mobile devices and on their own personal computers. They’re no longer using a limited stack of enterprise applications. Instead, they increasingly require access to a wide variety of apps, cloud services, and new communication platforms.
For centuries, new technologies have ushered in entirely new eras of progressive change in all facets of life, and have revolutionized
countless industries. The invention of the steam engine brought about the industrial revolution and expanded trade and transportation.
Quantum physics was the foundation of the electronics revolution that brought us transistors, TV, radio, and computers. And the Internet
has brought about a stunning information and communication revolution, which is still sending shock waves across virtually every industry,
and to the very core of our cultures and lifestyles.
Many companies have turned to virtualization technologies for their servers and in their data centers to simplify administration and to reduce management chores and operating costs while maintaining reliability and safeguarding against disasters. Seeing the significant benefits virtualization delivers in those environments, companies are now looking to apply the same technology to their desktop computers.
This IDC white paper considers the concept of desktop virtualization, specifically as made available by VMware's VDI and ACE. The document also considers the benefits and limitations of these technologies as well as the best use cases for each, exemplified through user case studies.
Many small business people today are constantly on the move. So when it comes to purchasing new computers, it’s tough to decide whether a desktop, laptop, or tablet will give you the most bang for your buck.
Download this 2-minute video to learn how a small business owner chose the Dell XPS 18 Portable All-in-One Desktop with Touch and got all three options in one, with benefits including:
o The new Windows, which allows for increased productivity and ease-of-use with touch-based apps
o Desktop power made portable
o A huge 18.4” Full-HD touch display for amazing presentations (no need to lug a projector)
o Built-in feet, with an optional docking stand and keyboard for when you’re in the office
Download this short video and see how the Dell XPS 18 can help organize your life and solve your digital business challenges.
Getting students engaged in the classroom is always challenging. Keeping them engaged is often the more difficult battle! Windows 10 Pro paired with innovative Lenovo tablet, laptop, and desktop computers provides the perfect user experience-driven solution?—?where technology is never a constraint to innovation or engagement.
Download this eBook and learn more.
Since its origin, Mac has been an instrumental tool in
helping K-12 schools provide the right resources to
students and staff. As the must-have technology for
teachers and computer labs, Mac and its wealth of
available apps help ensure success in elementary schools
all the way through high school graduation.
Now, with more Mac computers making their way into
school environments than ever before, the need to
properly deploy, manage and secure Apple is at an
all-time high. This white paper examines how purpose-built
management solutions are essential to a successful Apple
The future of work means a new IT balancing act
No matter what the work of your organization, today it’s likely done…
…As much out of the office as in it
…As much on mobile devices as traditional computers
…And much more through cloud applications for core business activities and collaboration with
customers and partners.
The future of work has arrived, and with it comes a complex new balancing act for IT.
On one side of the scale are high expectations for how IT can enable digital transformation
and innovation in the business. On the other side is more accountability for mitigating risk,
even as growing adoption of new technologies means more apps, more devices, and more
mobile employees. This balancing act is driven by current challenges and trends in four areas.
Over the past few decades, technology has advanced by leaps and bounds, altering how we live and work. As machines take over certain jobs for safety or improved accuracy, some are concerned that technology will eventually replace people. But as businesses incorporate machines and technology deeper into workplaces, it is evident that a mindset shift needs to occur. The working world must find ways to incorporate technology so that people do what people do best, while allowing computers to do what computers do best. It’s time to think differently about technology. It’s time to make technology part of the team.
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We are children of the information generation. No longer tied to large mainframe computers, we now access information via applications, mobile devices, and laptops to make decisions based on real-time data.
MicroStrategy, a global innovator of mobile solutions, recently surveyed 500 U.S. organizations on the use of tablet computers to support sales activities across a large, diverse group of industries. The survey results suggested many companies are facing significant hurdles to sales enablement related to the limitations of their internal sales systems, which are largely not equipped for enabling sales processes out of the office. Find out how innovative companies are enabling their sales reps to be 10X more effective with mobile sales enablement apps.
The step from unconnected to connected products is a daunting one. Unlike the computers and smartphones and tablets we use to connect to the Internet of Computers, the devices of the IoT were rarely designed with connectivity in mind.
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