User Experience Matters in Self-Service Provisioning


If you’re like me, you are increasingly becoming reliant on online shopping to replace the more arduous task of physical in-store shopping. I find this is particularly true during the holiday season when the idea of fighting traffic and elbowing crowds to desperately search numerous shops in order to find just the right gift for [...]



Are Laptops Really Mobile Devices?


When people think of IT mobility, the images most immediately conjured regard smartphones and tablets. In truth, however the mobile device landscape could be considered broader than this. The basic definition of a mobile device is simply “any computing device designed principally for portability.” By that definition, laptops should clearly be included in that scope. [...]



Avoiding Enterprise Mobile Management: A Futile Exercise in Procrastination


IT operations managers are cringing all around the world – desperately trying to avoid those inevitable words from their executive management: “You need to support enterprise mobility.” Their concerns are understandable. After all, IT administrators are already overtaxed with supporting desktop, server, application, and infrastructure management requirements. Asking them to layer a whole new management [...]



By | March 27th, 2015|Enterprise Mobile Management|0 Comments

Windows 8: The Mobile Dark Horse


I know what you’re thinking – you just read the title and thought, “Microsoft as a serious player in the mobile space … suuuuure!”  Bear with me, though – this really does make sense. So much industry buzz has been on the consumerization of IT that vendors have lost sight of the criticality of mobile [...]



By | April 26th, 2012|Mobile Management|0 Comments

On the Menu at The Systems Cafe


Welcome to The Systems Café!  Those who seek refuge herein will have the dubious honor of experiencing my stunningly opinionated ramblings on systems management topics, issues, news, rumors and general agita.  Don’t be intimidated by the topic – I’ll do most of the talking.  So, grab yourself a double-shot mocha latte and a blueberry scone [...]



By | May 23rd, 2011|Systems Management|0 Comments
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