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Mozilla's *Really* Important News: Thunderbird Lives

As you may have noticed, the Mobile World Congress is taking place in Barcelona. Although I generally try to ignore what happens at this depressing orgy of high-tech digital consumerism, Mozilla has made some interesting announcements there. currently one of the most popular ways for using GNU Privacy Guard, the free software version of the core…
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Make the most of the IoT skills shortage: 7 top jobs for the future

properly. The ability to use software to leverage enterprise storage is in demand. Hadoop developers…
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Voice: The lost piece of the BYOD puzzle

Everyone already knows the benefits that BYOD offers to their organisation, giving the workforce the simplicity and freedom to choose how they want to communicate and access data. But, whilst many BYOD strategies have been tried and tested to deliver best results, a key area tends to get overlooked: Voice, and how to easily split business and personal use. Download this White Paper to find out if you’re missing a piece of the BYOD puzzle and how you can fit it into place. to a laptop computer, and much less a desktop, so you are happy to use the kit that your company… . Naturally, we can also give you new numbers if you prefer. What hardware and software do I need to buy? None… , smartnumbers mobile is a cloud-based service so there is no hardware to buy and maintain, no software to…
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Google will stop patching Chrome on Android 4.0 next month

Google will stop serving updates to Chrome for Android on devices running "Ice Cream Sandwich," or Android 4.0.x, in mid-April. ," wrote Aurimas Lutikas, a Google software engineer, on the Chromium blog today. In a FAQ on the Chrome… "Gingerbread") and later; another is Opera Software's Opera, which runs on ICS and later. ICS users could also…
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The Rising Value– and Falling Cost– of App and Desktop Virtualisation

No longer just for early adopters and innovators, desktop virtualisation has become a mainstream IT strategy for companies of all sizes. As business mobility and cloud computing transform IT, desktop virtualisation enables the transition to IT. Able to meet the needs of users more effectively and securely wherever, however and on whatever device they work from, IT can better support the business while fulfilling its mission of innovation. Download this whitepaper to understand the value of desktop virtualisation for users, businesses and IT. When vendors compete, desktop virtualization customers win. Desktops/Workstations… No longer just for early adopters and innovators, desktop virtualisation has become a mainstream IT…
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Achieve business continuity and keep people productive with remote access

Business continuity planning is essential to keep people productive during planned or unplanned disruptions and protect the business from consequences such as financial losses, damaged reputation, weakened customer and partner relationships and lost productivity. A complete business continuity plan must encompass both datacentre and workforce recovery, with technologies and best practices to ensure seamless operations no matter what happens. Download this whitepaper for an approach to business continuity based on flexwork, mobility and remote access that keeps both the workforce and the apps and data they depend on up and running. , where Citrix XenDesktop virtualization software remains ready at all times to deliver applications and… can run the user's required software • Provisioning and configuring applications • Designing new ways… Windows and Mac desktops and laptops, iOS, Android and Windows-based mobile products, Google Chromebooks…
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Top 10 software failures of 2014

software bugsthat surfaced last year. We look at the top 10 most disastrous failures, voted on bysoftware… industry professionals and compiled by software quality firm SQS. 1. Amazon 1p price glitch Just two weeks… 1p each thanks to an hour-long pricing software glitch. Eagle-eyed shoppers had a field day, but…
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MWC15 guide: Disruptive technology for the enterprise

Around 86,000 people will attend Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week. This conference strives to cater to EVERYONE--thus it's easy to lose your focus in the deluge of information. For those interested in disruptive technologies for the enterprise, Constellation Research's early adopter's guide to MWC will keep you on track. infrastructure (hardware and software) and resource (people and money) allocations to begin projects Stage 2…
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Taking your enterprise mobile: The executive checklist

Becoming a mobile enterprise means new opportunities for your organisation, but also means more risk. The time is now for a secure mobile device management solution that offers real-time defences at all layers of the mobile enterprise. Download this white paper to explore the security challenges associated with mobile devices in the enterprise, and develop a checklist to use as you cultivate policies to maintain control associated hardware, software and service costs are accounted for. Redundancy and fault tolerance: Understand… and securely. With marketJeading solutions for mobility, desktop virtualisation, cloud networking…
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Seven things you need to know when making the case for Office 365

As the workforce continues to become more mobile and the office literally located anywhere, the reliance on a multitude of devices is brought into sharp focus. The cloud is the right architecture to reduce complexity and deliver services to employees anywhere, anytime on any device. How the cloud is harnessed to make this a success is open to debate. Download this whitepaper opinions on the Office 365 opportunity and sets out to arm you with the seven must-know things you really need to successfully make the case for Office 365 adoption. Enterprise Software and Applications… software which makes Office 365 relevant to just about every organisation. With changing work habits, a… enterprise-class infrastructure and software applications without the financial hurdles. As a leading…
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How to see into the future

Virtualising infrastructure is a relatively straightforward task. As your organisations familiarity with it matures the volume of virtual machines in your environment grows, after all a few clicks of a mouse and ‘hey-presto’ you’ve deployed another virtual server. Sometimes referred to as VM Sprawl, this is a big headache for administrators and managers alike. VM’s offer wonderful flexibility, but the ease of creation means that they can quickly spiral out of control. Download this whitepaper to help manage your virtualised environment. your virtual environment must be considered in the context of the Software-Defined-Data Centre. Whether… we like it or not, our data centres are becoming more 'software-defined' by the minute. It is our…
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4 VMware technologies that deliver operational efficiencies and improve working practices

Users expect to have access to applications, data and information, whenever they want, wherever they are. Especially, as this is how they operate in their personal lives – seamlessly moving between devices and accessing applications they desire on demand. Consequently when they arrive at work they expect the same kind of mobile friendly functionality, adding incredible demand to your infrastructure and security. Download this white paper to explore the 4 key technologies that can help your organisation deliver greater operational efficiencies and ultimately improve working practices. from their laptops, desktops and mobile devices. Spherica: Opinion White Paper 2. VMware Workspace… applications or applications that cannot be virtualised. Existing within a virtual desktop, access to these… applications or indeed a network share can be facilitated by launching the desktop from the Workspace portal…
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Reforming banking's culture of security secrecy

Kaspersky Lab's revelation that cyber thieves were able to pull off one of the biggest heists in history armed with nothing more than dodgy email docs, shows that the banking industry has failed to learn from past mistakes. We have known how to prevent this attack for many years. an attacker knows what software programmes a bank is running as long as they have been properly…
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VMware takes on mobile networks with vCloud for NFV

VMware has jumped into the hot NFV market with a platform that lets service providers run their network functions as virtualized applications from different vendors. toward SDN (software-defined networking). SDN puts the smarts for traffic-handling gear like switches and… routers into software, while NFV does the same for functions that run on top of networks. VMware v…
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CC-BY: What Open Access Can Learn From Open Source

Here on the Open Enterprise blog I've often written about ways in which the underlying ideas of open source have been applied to other domains. One of the first areas to do so was in what is now called open access - the movement to make academic papers freely available, particularly those that have been funded by the taxpayer through government research grants. Open access is making great strides, but a recent article in the Library Journal suggested that there is discontent festering among certain academics , exactly the same concerns were raised in the early years of commercial use of free software released under… could be made from it. But free software, and even open source, are about creating code collaboratively…
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