June 19th, 2013
June 19th, 2013
June 13th, 2013
Take your pick. Or choose both.
|Breakfast Session: Apple in the EnterpriseApple Inc.- Updates from WWDC 2013
Reese Reese, Apple Engineer. Technical news and updates from the recent developer conference.
JAMF- Managing Apple in the Enterprise
Ed Faulkner, Sr Systems Engineer at Casper Suite will discus effective Mac management through Imaging and Security, as well as an overview of iOS devices.
-Q&A with an Apple Engineer
Afternoon Session: Lunch with Adobe
Adobe Creative Clould in the Enterprise
Back by popular demand Adobe’s own Noha Edell will debunk, explain and improve your workflow using the new Creative Cloud Best Practices including:
All the tools you love. Totally re-imagined.
Your favorite tools are about to get even better. Introducing Creative Cloud™ desktop applications, including Adobe® Photoshop® CC and Illustrator® CC. They’re the next generation of CS tools. Get hundreds of all-new features, such as Smart Sharpen in Photoshop, powerful and creative type tools in Illustrator, and a performance-boosted InDesign.
Create the Web—Edge Tools & Services for the modern web.
Find out how Adobe is helping move the web forward and see the new tools, technologies, and services for designing the responsive web.
Web design, decoded.
Create and publish dynamic websites for desktop and mobile devices that meet the latest web standards— without writing code. With Adobe Muse CC your creative process becomes seamless, intuitive, and more connected.
*Contact us to learn how to earn free Apple Training Credits through dpi.
April 16th, 2013
About a year ago we published the post, The Top IT Challenges of 2012. In the ever-changing IT environment we felt it would be beneficial to review the Top IT Challenges for 2013.
Forrester Research reviewed questions from clients during 2012 and noticed a new breed of inquiry:
• ”How can we better serve our customers?”
• “How do we evolve into an IT organization that’s fit for 2017…”
• “How do we improve IT support based on actual business needs?”
Based on the 2012 questions it seems like the IT mentality has changed, IT professionals are now trying to understand, “What IT achieves rather than what it does”.
To address this new thought process Forrester created a list of IT challenges for 2013 that included Personal Hardware (BYOD), Cloud Solutions, and Overall Compliance Issues.
The above challenges have a common theme, the solutions will not only be hardware based but will depend on logistics, integration and internal procedures. Companies should not only focus on current issues but also allocate budget and create policies with the future state of the enterprise in mind. This mentality will ensure a long-term infrastructure that will be effective for many years.
Our specialists can assist in securing the enterprise while addressing the Bring Your Own Device movement (BYOD), integrating the Cloud and overall compliance concerns IT departments will face this year. Our Mobile Device Management (MDM) teams partner with companies to preform initial MDM assessments and address any concerns through tools like MobileIron.
Contact dpi a Enterprise specialist today to find out more about how we can help and ask about our current offerings.
March 14th, 2013
With all of the enterprise solutions available in the market today every enterprise should implement these cost effective solutions this year.
An outdated Operating System can lead to many inefficiencies including document compatibility, mobile device integration and overall security risks. When Apple released their latest Operating System, OS X Mountain Lion, it included over 200 new features including Built-In Sharing, Encrypted Backup and iCloud Document Library (See full list) which are all great for improving enterprise efficiency and a good indication of where the industry is trending.
In some cases an enterprise does not feel comfortable immediately switching to a new Operating System. In these situations a plan should be established to align the enterprise’s current processes with the new Operating System capabilities and functions. A well executed conversion plan will help employees prepare for the new System while lowering the risk of data loss.
With the normal wear and tear of an office environment computers will physically break down over time. Some common issues may be broken fans, unresponsive USB ports, insufficient RAM or damaged motherboards. These issues can lead to slower computer processing, usability issues and overall decrease in employee moral. In some cases, after repairs are quoted, an enterprise will forgo the computer repair process and consider new machines all together.
At times an enterprise’s budget may not allow for System Updates or Computer Repairs, in these situations consider incorporating Cloud Computing.
CouldTweak.com provides a great expatiation of Cloud Computing:
What is Cloud Computing
Cloud computing is gaining popularity since last few years. It is a computing model that uses shared infrastructure to provide computing resources to companies dynamically over a cloud, such as internet. It enables companies to use data storage, software applications, and computer processing power owned and maintained by cloud service providers through the internet or proprietary network of the service provider.
A cloud is a very cost effective and innovate solution that enables enterprises to meet their IT needs. It will lead to lower memory usage on storage devices as well as increased collaboration throughout the business.
Overall, when determining this year’s goals remember the 3 steps: Operating System Updates, Computer Repairs and the Incorporation of the Cloud. With these steps in place an enterprise can begin to lean-out inefficiencies and overall headaches.
digital partners (dpi) is an enterprise consulting, support and computer repair St. Louis business. Please contact us to see how any of the above can be incorporated into your business this year.
March 4th, 2013