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Windows 8 Interface

Should you move to Windows 8?

Unification of user interface is a compelling reason to make the move

by Eric Bruno | 05.29.14

Microsoft has put a lot of effort into Windows 8, as have OEMs such as Lenovo. Do features like the tablet-friendly Windows 8 touch interface justify the move?

Tags:MicrosoftOS EfficiencySoftwareSoftware UpgradeUpgradingWindows 8

Quick and Easy Microsoft Imaging?

It’s Not as Expensive as You Think

by Patrick Renzi | 05.27.14

On July 1st, Microsoft plans to suspend a benefit that many of its customers have grown attached to. Specifically, attaching Software Assurance (SA) only skus to new systems carrying their own OEM OS. It shouldn’t be a secret to anyone that Microsoft doesn’t want you to image with OEM keys. OEM’s must have received the same memo. They made their OEM OS product keys increasingly more difficult to locate—some going as far as to hide them deep within the system BIOS menu.

Tags:Microsoft

Should VDI be part of your move?

Benefits include improved security, productivity, cost savings and desktop management

by Eric Bruno | 05.22.14

With the desktop OS in transition, now might be a good time to take another step, to a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). Better security, compliance, and control are compelling VDI benefits.

According to a CIO.com report from a few years ago over 63 million people could telecommute by 2016. At this point, my sense is that estimate is low. While this level of telecommuting represents potential savings to enterprises (reduced office space and telecommunications costs, plus added worker productivity), combined with the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend, it does bring new risks. Security, availability, and reliability are at the top of the list.

Tags:CapacityEfficiencyInfrastructureMicrosoftMobilityOS EfficiencyRemote WorkersSecuritySoftwareSoftware UpgradeStorageTechnology RefreshVirtualizationWireless

XP Migration

XP Migration: The Right Partner Can Make a Big Difference

Can you move off of XP all by yourself? Sure you can, but do you really want to?

by Stephanie Neil | 05.20.14

Time’s up! As of April 8, 2014, XP is obsolete.

If you are reading this and you still have not made the move, you’re not alone. According to a recent survey of over 3,000 IT professionals by Redmond magazine, 23% of desktops and laptops will run XP indefinitely. In addition, 25% of the respondents said they would migrate off of XP eventually, indicating it is not a priority, while 16% are scrambling to make the move. And 8% of people still haven’t decided how and when to migrate off of XP.

Tags:Windows 8

SaaS: Subscription-based software

It seems like all we talk about these days is Office 365, Adobe Creative Cloud, SaaS this, and subscription that. The software industry is moving towards subscription based licensing. I attended a great indie conference for software publishers years ago. Someone there did an interesting study that showed the vast majority of subscription-based models were designed with revenue streams in mind rather than customer satisfaction. He tied those findings to another study showing very low customer satisfaction with subscription-based models (surprise!). Things have greatly improved since then, but some of the truths of that old study remain. Subscription-based licensing is different, and it requires new thinking about the consumption of software and the management of a software estate.

Tags:AdobeMicrosoftSoftwareSoftware Upgrade

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