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Microsoft Endpoint Manager — Clever Marketing Or Fundamental Strategy Shift?

Mon, 18 November 2019 - By

Last week, at this year's Ignite conference, Microsoft dropped a bunch of announcements that surprised even veteran industry analysts, e.g., Azure Arc, Project Cortex, Project Silica and, of course, Endpoint Manager.

While the other projects are fascinating in their own right, for you as an IT Project Manager tasked to manage your organization's Evergreen IT and IT Transformation Projects, the Endpoint Manager — Microsoft 365's new admin experience combining Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), Microsoft Intune, Desktop Analytics, Device Management Admin Console, and other endpoint management solutions under one management console — will be the most interesting piece of news.

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How We Mathematically Calculate Deployment Rings For Maximum Velocity

Thu, 31 October 2019 - By

A few years back, a tech consultant won a few eBay auctions he was bidding on and found himself the owner of 2 tons of LEGO pieces overnight. He developed and built a GPU-based neural network to first pick out damaged and dirty pieces and then identify and sort the remaining pieces.

Sometimes, this situation reminds me of an estate before a Windows 10 upgrade. Each application is like a lego brick. Some are the same, some slightly different, some uncompliant and not wanted and some you want to group together and keep. In order to sort out the mess, you need to normalize, rationalize, and categorize all of your applications before you are able to group your users into the correct deployment rings. If you have hundreds of thousands of seats, this must happen at maximum velocity (in other words, based on the most efficient mathematical algorithm) in order to keep pace.

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Managing Evergreen IT With Dashworks — The Agile Way

Mon, 29 July 2019 - By

Last week, we took a closer look at how the Agile Software Development methodology and its concepts could be used to manage your IT estate the Evergreen IT way. Recently, we have been getting some questions about Agile in general and how to use Dashworks in that context. Since Juriba's IT Transformation and Evergreen IT Management platform is specifically designed to find the optimal path of maximum velocity to accelerate deployment in enterprise IT environments, Agile is a natural fit.

To walk through the process using an example, let's say we are migrating to the latest version of Windows 10. Since we are already late in the game, this migration has to serve as a preparation for future upgrade cycles as well and needs to be managed as tightly as possible to make repeatable and industrialized.

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Microsoft Effectively Slows Windows 10 Servicing Pace By Making 19H2 A Cumulative Update

Fri, 12 July 2019 - By

A few weeks ago, we had an interesting internal discussion about whether or not Microsoft might be moving towards once-a-year upgrades to fall in line with the upgrade pace that most enterprises have settled into. The idea was that while they would still officially release two updates:

  • A Spring Update that would include the new features suitable for enterprises that were very efficient in managing their upgrade process and wanted early access to all the new capabilities and
  • A Fall Update that includes the Spring Update features but is more mature targeted to larger enterprises.
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Reading Between The Lines: What The Desktop Analytics Public Preview Tells Us

Wed, 10 July 2019 - By

Microsoft has been buzzing this week with announcements around the future of its Windows 10 Servicing model — so much that one announcement almost fell through the cracks: the public preview release of the software giant's cloud-connected service Desktop Analytics.

Originally announced with much fanfare in September 2018, Desktop Analytics was described as a cloud service that integrates with System Center Configuration Manager and is aimed to make application compatibility assessment before a Windows 10 or Office 365 upgrade/migration easier. In addition, the free tool was supposed to provide migration suggestions, help create optimized pilot groups for testing, and allow IT managers to create quick inventories of in-house Windows apps to make compatibility checks simpler. Or, in Microsoft's words, it would "take the guess work out of testing and focus your attention on key blockers."

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On-Demand Webinar: Windows 10 Summit

Fri, 14 June 2019 - By

On May 30 and July 2, Juriba's CTO, Barry Angell, presented a session entitled 'How to get your executive management fired up about Evergreen IT after your Windows 10 migration' at the Ivanti Windows 10 Summit. The conference was hosted entirely online and it is still available to watch on-demand.

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Desktop Analytics 101 - What You Need To Know

Mon, 15 April 2019 - By

A few weeks ago, I participated in two interesting sessions at the Microsoft Ignite Tour: one about Microsoft Autopilot, which we have extensively covered in the past, and one about Desktop Analytics, which is the forthcoming upgrade to Microsoft's Windows Analytics telemetry tool. With the release due shortly, we thought we would share some information on this significant update.

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Time Is Up For Windows 7 - How To Position Your Organization For Windows 10 And Beyond [Q&As]

Thu, 11 April 2019 - By

 

Last month, we partnered with Flexera to present the webinar entitled "Time is up for Windows 7: How to position your organization for Windows 10 and beyond" hosted by myself and Adam Jeffries, Senior Solution Engineer at Flexera.

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The Worst Pieces Of IT Transformation Advice We Have Ever Heard

Mon, 25 March 2019 - By

We all know that hindsight is always 20/20. There is probably nothing more frustrating than realizing that you just made a huge mistake, and then looking back and realizing that you should have known that that was a bad idea. But sometimes, we also receive really bad advice that overrides our gut feeling or better judgement.

Whatever caused the misstep, we all learn from mistakes — but it's always easier to learn through someone else's mistakes. So, we compiled below the worst pieces of advice we have ever heard on the topic of managing an effective IT Transformation. This way, if you hear one of these common myths, you'll know to be wary of it and consider it twice.

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Time Is Up For Windows 7: How To Position Your Organization For Windows 10 & Beyond [On-Demand Webinar]

Thu, 21 March 2019 - By

Last week, I had the pleasure of hosting a webinar with our partner Flexera entitled "Time is up for Windows 7: How to position your organization for Windows 10 and beyond". If you missed it or you had to drop out during it, don't worry — you can access the on-demand version below.

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How To Manage Windows 10 & Office 365 ProPlus Servicing: A Data Model

Mon, 14 May 2018 - By

Over the past few years, we have seen our fair share of failed and dangerously inefficient enterprise attempts to keep Windows 10 and Office 365 Servicing up-to-date. Often, the organization took longer than anticipated to run through the first initial migration, skipped an update to come up for air, just to drown under the workload of the feature update roll out, for which it had vastly underestimated the risk and work effort. Ever worse, these updates are often managed manually, with antiquated and inadequate project management practices!

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Office 2019: Is Now The Right Time To Upgrade Your On-Premise Office Estate To Office 365 ProPlus?

Mon, 09 April 2018 - By

If you recently tried to find anything on Microsoft Office — for example on the enterprise section of Office.com — you might have noticed that there isn't much mention of Microsoft's on-premise productivity application suite anymore.

The vast majority of Microsoft's marketing communication and sales conversation is about Office 365! This is not an oversight or a temporary marketing campaign — but rather a strategic push to move enterprise customers away from the perpetually licensed Office fat client and onto the subscription-based, always up-to-date Office 365. Moreover, now that Office 2019 is about to be released, many enterprises are asking themselves: "Should we consider Office 2019, or is it not the right time to switch to Office 365 ProPlus?"

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How To Streamline Your Office 365 Migration / Update Rollout In 7 Steps With Juriba Dashworks

Mon, 05 March 2018 - By

Rolling out Office 365 can be very exciting considering the value it will add to your organization in terms of unified communication, collaboration, and business processes! But it can be equally terrifying if you think about all the dependencies of users, mailboxes, delegates, mail archives, public folders, groups, instant messaging, ... the list goes on and on.

After the initial migration is completed, Microsoft will release two larger Office client feature updates and monthly security updates to increase productivity for your end users and tighten security. However, just like Windows as a Service, these larger feature updates will need to be rolled out effectively as they can also be considered a mini-migration.

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10 Steps For A Successful Windows 10 or Office 365 Migration Using A Service Integrator

Mon, 20 November 2017 - By

Last week, we spoke about how to negotiate a successful Windows 10 or Office 365 migration deal with a service integrator. But what happens once the contracts are signed? Should you sit back and let them take the reigns completely or is there something you can do to ensure the success of this project?

Some enterprises assume that because they just hired an expert organization to take this project off their hands, they can simply drop the ball and let the integrator pick it up and run with it. But while your outsourcer brings a tremendous value to the table, it is completely unrealistic to expect that they will do the best job possible without associated input from your side.

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How To Negotiate A Windows 10 Or Office 365 Migration Deal With Your System Integrator

Tue, 14 November 2017 - By

On January 14th, 2020, the extended support for Windows 7 ends, which means that enterprises have about 26 months to fully roll out Windows 10. Similarly, Microsoft expects that at least two-thirds of its Office business customers will move to Office 365 by fiscal year 2019. Since a migration project of that size will take, on average, more than 124 man weeks to complete, it is about high time to get serious about upgrading!

According to our own research, only 44% of organizations are set on managing this IT Transformation internally; 28% are about to issue a Request-for-Proposal, 14% have not decided yet, and 14% have already engaged with a service integrator to outsource this massive project.

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Microsoft Endpoint Manager — Clever Marketing Or Fundamental Strategy Shift?

Mon, 18 November 2019 - By

Last week, at this year's Ignite conference, Microsoft dropped a bunch of announcements that surprised even veteran industry analysts, e.g., Azure Arc, Project Cortex, Project Silica and, of course, Endpoint Manager.

While the other projects are fascinating in their own right, for you as an IT Project Manager tasked to manage your organization's Evergreen IT and IT Transformation Projects, the Endpoint Manager — Microsoft 365's new admin experience combining Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), Microsoft Intune, Desktop Analytics, Device Management Admin Console, and other endpoint management solutions under one management console — will be the most interesting piece of news.

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How To Build A Waterproof Evergreen IT Business Case

Mon, 21 October 2019 - By

It's October — and that means budget rounds for many organizations! Years ago, this was a rather straightforward exercise; you knew how much money you needed to keep the lights on, and then decide which projects you were planning in the coming year. For example, if you wanted to upgrade to the new Windows OS, you would calculate your program length, divide the cost by the number of years and create an investment case.

But times have changed and Evergreen IT requires not only a different approach to calculating your budget but also advanced buy-in from your executives. We have talked about both in the past. Like it or not, Evergreen IT requires a funding plan, and without one, the chances of repeating the mistakes of the past are high. Today, we want to take a closer look at how to create a waterproof business case for your Evergreen IT management to ensure it gets approved.

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User Acceptance Testing & Its Importance in Evergreen IT Management

Tue, 01 October 2019 - By

Most of our customers are currently in the process of deciding 1) which Windows 10 Upgrade Management strategy to pursue (6,  12, 18 or 24 months), and whatever they are choosing, 2) how to achieve the velocity they need to get everything ready and tested to roll everything out in the defined period.

To manage your Windows 10 upgrades efficiently and with maximum velocity, there are a lot of upfront activities that have to be done first, e.g., getting a new build image ready, testing your hardware, planning your deployment rings, and more.

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Desktop Analytics: First Real-World Impressions

Mon, 23 September 2019 - By

To the surprise of many, Microsoft announced on September 6th, 2019, that it will retire its Windows Analytics services in favor of Desktop Analytics. While the reality of Desktop Analytics (DA) replacing Windows Analytics was expected at some point, the timing is surprising as Desktop Analytics is still in Public Preview and the deadline is in just 4.5 months.

To get customers ready, Microsoft is encouraging everyone to start evaluating Desktop Analytics now because new customers will no longer have access to Windows Analytics Upgrade Readiness and Device Health once DA becomes generally available. Customers using “Update Compliance” in their Azure portal already can continue to do so — even after January 2020.

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Managing Evergreen IT With Dashworks — The Agile Way

Mon, 29 July 2019 - By

Last week, we took a closer look at how the Agile Software Development methodology and its concepts could be used to manage your IT estate the Evergreen IT way. Recently, we have been getting some questions about Agile in general and how to use Dashworks in that context. Since Juriba's IT Transformation and Evergreen IT Management platform is specifically designed to find the optimal path of maximum velocity to accelerate deployment in enterprise IT environments, Agile is a natural fit.

To walk through the process using an example, let's say we are migrating to the latest version of Windows 10. Since we are already late in the game, this migration has to serve as a preparation for future upgrade cycles as well and needs to be managed as tightly as possible to make repeatable and industrialized.

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Juriba Confirmed As G-Cloud 11 Supplier

Wed, 03 July 2019 - By

LONDON, 3 July 2019 -- Juriba has announced that its flagship software Dashworks has been accepted into the G-Cloud 11 framework, part of the UK Government’s digital marketplace.

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Introducing The New Windows-as-a-Service (WaaS) Project Plan For Maximum Velocity Upgrades

Mon, 20 May 2019 - By

It's been a long time coming, but it is finally here — our brand-new Windows-as-a-Service Management Project Plan Template! And I am thrilled to finally share with you some details on it.

This brand-new project plan template is the sequel to our extremely successful Windows 10 Enterprise Migration Project Plan that was originally published in September of 2015. While the previous project plan focused on the initial migration to Microsoft's new operating system, this new project plan enables technology executives, IT pros, and BAU managers to plan and execute their ongoing Windows-as-a-Service update management in the most effective way possible.

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Juriba Confirmed As G-Cloud 10 Supplier

Mon, 02 July 2018 - By

LONDON, 2 July 2018 -- Juriba has announced that its flagship software Dashworks has been accepted into the G-Cloud 10 framework, part of the UK Government’s digital marketplace.

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Is Bimodal IT The Answer To Your Windows-as-a-Service Management Problem?

Wed, 14 February 2018 - By

If you look at how IT traditionally spent its investment dollars, there would be a distinct requirement for a positive return on investment by the end of the first three years. Many were long-term IT investments that would determine how you would operate in the next ten to twelve years, and resulted in the definition of many established IT management practices.

But those ancient IT processes and policies used to manage legacy apps are inadequate to handle modern technology updates. Today, most enterprises are much more agile, having moved applications into the cloud, or utilizing the power of Software-as-a-Service. However, most are still maintaining a layer of dinosaur legacy applications and other mission-critical on-premise software in massive data centers. Since most IT organizations are unable or unwilling to change how they manage IT, they still use IT processes and policies that date back more than twenty years!

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Is Your Organization Ready For Ongoing Self-Service IT Migration? Take Our Quiz To Find Out.

Thu, 14 December 2017 - By

The quality of customer service has a massive impact on how consumers interact with the service provider — whether that provider is an internal department, an outsource partner, or a company providing goods and services externally. Studies have shown that one out of two customers will stop doing business with a company because of a poor service experience.

That is why most consumers, 71% in fact, prefer firms that give them the ability to solve most service issues on their own. While this might not surprise you, it might shock you to know that an astonishing 38% of consumers would rather clean a toilet than speak to a customer service representative!

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DaaS - We've Had Desktop, But How About Device As A Service?

Thu, 24 November 2016 - By

In the last few years, enterprise IT departments have faced a unique set of challenges: On the one hand, they have morphed from a supporting entity to a business enabler, and are maintaining increasingly complex IT landscapes whilst battling significantly larger cyber security threats than ever before. On the other hand, they have to manage more change with fewer resources and stagnant or minimally-increasing budgets.

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Why Now Is The Right Time To (Re-)Consider Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)

Fri, 30 September 2016 - By

A few weeks ago, we spoke about the Digital Workplace and how it came a long way from being an abstract concept that a lot of companies saw value in, but did not have the technology to support their needs properly, to becoming a reality for a lot of enterprises as they embraced server-hosted virtual desktops.

As organizations are now embarking on their Windows 10 migrations, as well as considering Evergreen IT as a long-term IT goal in order to become more agile, scalable and flexible, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure is experiencing a technology-induced revival. It's been a much slower adoption than many analysts expected, but more companies are now virtualizing desktops than ever before!

Gartner expected the hosted virtual desktop market to grow to 76 million users by the end of this year. And it seems the growth is not slowing down anytime soon. Most analysts forecast anywhere from 8.9% CAGR (IDC for the entire VCC market) up to 27% (depending on the analysts' definition of VDI) during the period 2016-2020. 

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3 Millennials-Related Considerations To Take Into Account Regarding Your Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

Mon, 26 September 2016 - By

As more and more enterprises are starting to embrace Virtual Desktop Infrastructure to save costs, tighten security and improve manageability and compliance as well as give their employees more device flexibility and accessibility options, many fail to consider the generational change in the workforce that is happening right now. 

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Reading Between The Lines: What The Desktop Analytics Public Preview Tells Us

Wed, 10 July 2019 - By

Microsoft has been buzzing this week with announcements around the future of its Windows 10 Servicing model — so much that one announcement almost fell through the cracks: the public preview release of the software giant's cloud-connected service Desktop Analytics.

Originally announced with much fanfare in September 2018, Desktop Analytics was described as a cloud service that integrates with System Center Configuration Manager and is aimed to make application compatibility assessment before a Windows 10 or Office 365 upgrade/migration easier. In addition, the free tool was supposed to provide migration suggestions, help create optimized pilot groups for testing, and allow IT managers to create quick inventories of in-house Windows apps to make compatibility checks simpler. Or, in Microsoft's words, it would "take the guess work out of testing and focus your attention on key blockers."

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User Acceptance Testing In A Business-As-Usual Environment

Mon, 07 August 2017 - By

Traditionally, User Acceptance Testing (UAT) is performed at the end of a long software development cycle by the intended audience under real-world conditions. By then, engineering has performed a battery of technical tests to ensure the software works as expected. However, in some cases, engineering's understanding of the business requirements and user needs versus what the user was actually looking for are two very different things. This is where UAT usually comes in.

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Why You Cannot Do Software Asset Lifecycle Management and Application Normalization Without a Software Catalog

Wed, 16 March 2016 - By

Today, we are wrapping up our 3-part blog post series about Evergreen IT by taking a closer look at software catalogs.

(If you have missed the previous blog posts you can find them here: Software Asset Lifecycle Management - Dream or Reality as well as How Important Is Application Normalization For Your Next Windows 10 Migration And Evergreen IT?)

As your organization evolves, and demand for business flexibility increases, the proliferation of applications each end user works with tends to grow in volume as well. Consequently, your IT department works to cope with an increasingly complicated application environment, and you begin to dream of initiating a Software Asset Lifecycle Management project that will bring order to the chaos. 

What’s the name of that application Employee A is running on her desktop? Is it the same as the similar title running on another computer by Employee B in a nearby department? You cannot get an accurate idea of how much software you have deployed if you don’t know the names and locations of each installed application.

If software is not named consistently, you might see one copy that includes the name of the vendor and another that has a truncated or abbreviated version of the same name, or a different vendor entirely (think Macromedia and Adobe - both now Adobe Systems). It might seem like you have five applications when actually you only have five names for the same thing.

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How Important Is Application Normalization to Your Windows 10 and Evergreen IT Projects?

Mon, 14 March 2016 - By

A stressed out, harried IT department is a sign that your organization has bitten off more than it can chew. There’s no need to have circumstances lead to the point where your IT professionals are pulling out their hair in frustration and growing ragged from lack of sleep because of the burden that comes from launching one big bang project after the other.

Instead, gradual, incremental changes to your mission-critical software assets will be much more effective and will help your organization stay on track. Many larger organizations have recognized this not only as a possible way to gain a long-term competitive advantage but also a way to significantly cut cost and resources. 

In this 3-part series, we are exploring vital stepping stones that pave the way to achieving this. Last week, we talked about software asset lifecycle management, and today we will look into application normalization. In a few days, we will take a closer look at software cataloging. With that in mind, you may be wondering how important application normalization is to your Windows 10 and Evergreen IT projects.

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On The Path To Evergreen IT: Software Asset Lifecycle Management - A Dream Or Reality?

Fri, 11 March 2016 - By

Today, enterprises need to be able to adapt faster to changing environments to fend off competitive pressure; they need to be able to grow faster or scale back when needed — all while reducing costs and increasing the value of the services offered.

There is not a week that goes by where I don't have at least one conversation about Evergreen IT or managing IT change as "Business as Usual" with prospects, customers or partners. 

The demand for managing information technology assets on a continual basis reflects a natural consequence of software developments (e.g., cloud computing, software-as-a-service) as well as changing business demands. Think about your Apple or Android phone constantly updating applications in the background, or Windows 10 and its regular patches.

But back in the corporate world, the requirement for control of the environment is a significant hurdle to adopting the most adaptive change methodologies. Imagine if an untested change brought down your main trading application! The challenge is how to take a better approach but retain control. Ideally, Evergreen IT results in increased efficiencies, more agility and better scalability across the entire enterprise. For example, IT transformations could be managed in an agile fashion (business as usual), rather than in one-off big bang migration projects. 

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The Top 8 Lessons Learnt For Server 2003 Migration

Tue, 21 July 2015 - By

 With the Windows 2003 Server end of life time bomb now passed on July 14th 2015, we thought we would take the time to document our advice for Server 2003 migration project planning activities based on our own server migration experience. Download our Server 2003 Project Plan for free.

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How We Mathematically Calculate Deployment Rings For Maximum Velocity

Thu, 31 October 2019 - By

A few years back, a tech consultant won a few eBay auctions he was bidding on and found himself the owner of 2 tons of LEGO pieces overnight. He developed and built a GPU-based neural network to first pick out damaged and dirty pieces and then identify and sort the remaining pieces.

Sometimes, this situation reminds me of an estate before a Windows 10 upgrade. Each application is like a lego brick. Some are the same, some slightly different, some uncompliant and not wanted and some you want to group together and keep. In order to sort out the mess, you need to normalize, rationalize, and categorize all of your applications before you are able to group your users into the correct deployment rings. If you have hundreds of thousands of seats, this must happen at maximum velocity (in other words, based on the most efficient mathematical algorithm) in order to keep pace.

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Juriba Launches ServiceNow Connector For Dashworks

Mon, 28 October 2019 - By

At Juriba, we know how important it is to work with, and action accurate, up-to-date data during your IT transformation project or BAU change activity. This is why our product, Dashworks, uses read-only data connectors to import data sources such as user directories and organizational hierarchies, computer hardware and software inventory data, application compatibility data, and ITSM information from existing repositories within the organization. But it's not just about importing data. We often want to automate the actions required to automate a workflow such as creating a service request ticket. Today, I am thrilled that Juriba is announcing a new Dashworks Connector for ServiceNow.

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Announcing The Juriba Training Academy

Fri, 19 July 2019 - By

At Juriba, we believe all our customers deserve access to valuable and free education on our products.

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Every Dashworks Update in 2018

Tue, 12 March 2019 - By

2018 was the busiest year for our development team here at Juriba so we thought it might be useful to put out a summary of the major changes. As customer requests for functionality grow so does the product, hence the increasing need to provide more updates, more frequently, and the release of two major new versions of Dashworks (5.2 and 5.3).

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Dashworks 5.3 - What You Need To Know

Thu, 29 November 2018 - By

We are excited to introduce you to the latest version of Dashworks, 5.3! After an extensive set of customer feedback sessions, our development team has been focusing on improving the capacity/booking slot functionality for this release. Capacity is used to set limits on the number of deployments that can happen within a specific site, business unit or time of day. Previously, Dashworks could only manage capacity by day and type (e.g. wipe and load vs replacement), but with this new release, the system can manage slots at an even more detailed level. For example, you can now have a deployment unit called 'Site A - Finance' that runs from Date A to Date B, and has 20 AM capacity slots and 20 PM capacity slots with a blackout period for end of year dates. As always, it is thanks to the insightful feedback provided by our customers that has helped drive product innovation and make the drive towards IT transformation and Evergreen IT management a possibility with Juriba Dashworks!

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Juriba Launches ServiceNow Connector For Dashworks

Mon, 28 October 2019 - By

At Juriba, we know how important it is to work with, and action accurate, up-to-date data during your IT transformation project or BAU change activity. This is why our product, Dashworks, uses read-only data connectors to import data sources such as user directories and organizational hierarchies, computer hardware and software inventory data, application compatibility data, and ITSM information from existing repositories within the organization. But it's not just about importing data. We often want to automate the actions required to automate a workflow such as creating a service request ticket. Today, I am thrilled that Juriba is announcing a new Dashworks Connector for ServiceNow.

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Announcing The Juriba Training Academy

Fri, 19 July 2019 - By

At Juriba, we believe all our customers deserve access to valuable and free education on our products.

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Juriba Confirmed As G-Cloud 11 Supplier

Wed, 03 July 2019 - By

LONDON, 3 July 2019 -- Juriba has announced that its flagship software Dashworks has been accepted into the G-Cloud 11 framework, part of the UK Government’s digital marketplace.

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Meet The People Behind Juriba

Mon, 28 January 2019 - By

The Juriba team

Juriba was formed in 2008 by a team of industry veterans who have spent their lives managing, operating and migrating enterprise desktops and infrastructure.

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Dashworks 5.3 - What You Need To Know

Thu, 29 November 2018 - By

We are excited to introduce you to the latest version of Dashworks, 5.3! After an extensive set of customer feedback sessions, our development team has been focusing on improving the capacity/booking slot functionality for this release. Capacity is used to set limits on the number of deployments that can happen within a specific site, business unit or time of day. Previously, Dashworks could only manage capacity by day and type (e.g. wipe and load vs replacement), but with this new release, the system can manage slots at an even more detailed level. For example, you can now have a deployment unit called 'Site A - Finance' that runs from Date A to Date B, and has 20 AM capacity slots and 20 PM capacity slots with a blackout period for end of year dates. As always, it is thanks to the insightful feedback provided by our customers that has helped drive product innovation and make the drive towards IT transformation and Evergreen IT management a possibility with Juriba Dashworks!

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Microsoft Endpoint Manager — Clever Marketing Or Fundamental Strategy Shift?

How We Mathematically Calculate Deployment Rings For Maximum Velocity

Juriba Launches ServiceNow Connector For Dashworks

How To Build A Waterproof Evergreen IT Business Case

User Acceptance Testing & Its Importance in Evergreen IT Management

Desktop Analytics: First Real-World Impressions

Managing Evergreen IT With Dashworks — The Agile Way

How To Apply Agile Software Development Methods To Your Evergreen IT Management

Announcing The Juriba Training Academy

Microsoft Effectively Slows Windows 10 Servicing Pace By Making 19H2 A Cumulative Update

Reading Between The Lines: What The Desktop Analytics Public Preview Tells Us

Juriba Confirmed As G-Cloud 11 Supplier

Pro Tips From The Windows 10 Summit: How To Get Your Executives Fired Up About Evergreen IT

3 Things To Consider When Deciding On A Future End-User Platform

On-Demand Webinar: Windows 10 Summit

Why Windows 10 Enterprise Application Compatibility Is A Bigger Problem Now Than 5 Years Ago

How The New WaaS Project Plan Differs From The Windows 10 Migration Project Plan

Introducing The New Windows-as-a-Service (WaaS) Project Plan For Maximum Velocity Upgrades

Traditional IT vs. Evergreen IT Management [Infographic]

5 Critical IT KPIs That Will Improve With Evergreen IT

Desktop Analytics 101 - What You Need To Know

Time Is Up For Windows 7 - How To Position Your Organization For Windows 10 And Beyond [Q&As]

The Worst Pieces Of IT Transformation Advice We Have Ever Heard

Time Is Up For Windows 7: How To Position Your Organization For Windows 10 & Beyond [On-Demand Webinar]

Reference Point: All Windows 10 Versions Release & EOL Dates

Every Dashworks Update in 2018

5 Week Step-by-Step Plan On Getting A Head-Start On Your 2019 Windows 10 Migration

How To Get Your Executive Management Fired Up About Evergreen IT

What You Need To Know About Microsoft FastTrack

Meet The People Behind Juriba

What Microsoft Desktop App Assure Is — And What It Isn't

How Juriba Fits Into Microsoft's Modern IT Vision

Evergreen IT Hardware Refresh: Stock Management or Just-In-Time (JIT) Inventory Management

What You Have To Know About The Windows 10 Long-Term Servicing Channel

12 Easy Steps To Completing Your Windows 10 Transformation With Maximum Velocity

Dashworks 5.3 - What You Need To Know

Enterprise Windows 10 Adoption Statistics

How Microsoft Managed Desktop (MMD) Fits Into Microsoft's Modern IT Vision: An Analysis

Celebrating 10 Years of Juriba

What I Learned About Windows Autopilot At Ignite

Key Announcements from Microsoft Ignite 2018

4 Differences That Might Prevent You From Hiring Rockstar Women For Your Tech Team

Microsoft Just Announced (Another!) Windows-as-a-Service Support Model Change - What Does It Mean For You?

Announcing The Dashworks Connector For Microsoft Analytics Upgrade Readiness

How To Choose The Right Windows 10 Deployment Ring Enrollment Criterion For Your Organization

How To Use Psychology To Drive Your Self-Service IT Transformation

The Simple Guide To Microsoft's Modern IT Management

14 Must-Include Items For Your Windows 10 Servicing RFP

Juriba Confirmed As G-Cloud 10 Supplier

Who Should Be On Your A-List Windows Servicing Team?

What Every IT Executive Should Know About Evergreen Application Management

How To Drive Maximum Velocity Windows 10 Upgrades In 10 Steps

Gartner: Your Windows 10 Servicing Frequency Has Huge Cost Implications

How To Manage Windows 10 & Office 365 ProPlus Servicing: A Data Model

Windows 10 Servicing: Can I Skip An Update?

Office 2019: Is Now The Right Time To Upgrade Your On-Premise Office Estate To Office 365 ProPlus?

Pillsbury Law Gets Praise For Smooth Windows 10 Migration & Hardware Refresh From Its VIP Lawyers & Staff

Is Microsoft's Modern IT Vision And Co-Management Replacing Traditional Image-Based Management?

How To Streamline Your Office 365 Migration / Update Rollout In 7 Steps With Juriba Dashworks

Is Bimodal IT The Answer To Your Windows-as-a-Service Management Problem?

Dashworks 5.2 - What You Need To Know

Security or Performance? Spectre & Meltdown Fixes Will Slow Down Older PCs

Will Microsoft's Windows 10 Support Extensions Impact Its Servicing Model Strategy?

All Important Windows 10 Release & End-of-Life Dates Until Windows 7 EoL In 2020

10 Ways To Sell Windows 10 Transformation To Your Business Units

Is Your Organization Ready For Ongoing Self-Service IT Migration? Take Our Quiz To Find Out.

10 Steps For A Successful Windows 10 or Office 365 Migration Using A Service Integrator

How To Negotiate A Windows 10 Or Office 365 Migration Deal With Your System Integrator

On-Demand Webinar: A Strategic Guide To Windows 10 Servicing - Part 2

Understanding The Office 365 Servicing Timeline (As of 9/18/18)

On-Demand Webinar: A Strategic Guide To Windows 10 Servicing

Windows-as-a-Service Isn't Just About Continuous Updates — It's About Evergreen IT

Microsoft Windows Analytics (Upgrade Readiness) vs. Juriba Dashworks (Updated 4/12/18)

5 Non-Technical Skills Your Business-as-Usual IT Team Must Have To Avoid Becoming Obsolete In This New As-A-Service World

Why Throwing More People At Your IT Migration Problem Won't Solve The Issue

Understanding The Windows-as-a-Service Timeline (As of 12/4/18)

Powerful Security Updates Coming With The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

6 IT Challenges Most Organizations Will Struggle With To Enable  Digital Business Transformation

Overcoming Shadow IT With Deployment-as-a-Service

The Evergreen IT Budget Dilemma — And How To Solve It

Highlights from Microsoft Inspire 2017

4 Dead-End Streets To Avoid At All Costs During Your Windows 10 Upgrades

User Acceptance Testing In A Business-As-Usual Environment

The Impact Of Managing Windows-as-a-Service With Deployment Rings

Zero-Touch Deployments With Microsoft AutoPilot

Enterprise Windows 10 Migration Assessment: Real-World Findings from the Front Lines

Windows 10 Migration Through BAU Hardware Refresh = No Project Required?

Tool Requirements For Optimal Windows-as-a-Service Management

World Wide Technology and Juriba Establish a Powerful Strategic Partnership

Reality Check: Can Windows 10 Reduce Your IT Costs?

6 Sessions You Should Not Miss At Microsoft Inspire 2017 + 5 Common Booth Questions Pre-Answered

10 Things You Need To Know About The Windows 10 State of the Union

How To Enable Your IT Department To Support Your Digital Business Transformation Efforts

3 Things Every LoB Manager Should Demand From IT During An IT Transformation Project

Dashworks 5.1 - What You Need To Know

Windows 10 Migration: To DIY or Not to DIY?

Boost Your IT Transformation Team's Productivity By 27% By Using Automation & Big Data

The Future Of IT: Self-Service IT Transformation Management

5 Things Every CFO Must Know About Long-Term IT Investments

How To Accelerate Windows 10 Upgrade Rollout With Dashworks

Big Bang Project, Perpetual Mini-Projects or Business As Usual — Which End User IT Migration Approach Is Right For You?

Dashworks Roadmap - 2017 & Beyond

Windows Server 2016 & How It Will Impact Your IT Strategy

How Ready Are Enterprises For Their Windows 10 Migration? [Research]

Repeatable Processes: The Only Way To Manage Frequent Windows 10 Updates Effectively

The Hidden Costs Of Your Aging IT Infrastructure

How To Accelerate Your Enterprise Office 365 Migration With Microsoft FastTrack

Avoiding Project Failure: 5 Traits Of Highly Successful IT Project Managers

The Basics of Planning an Enterprise Office 365 Migration

DaaS - We've Had Desktop, But How About Device As A Service?

What Every IT Migration Manager Should Know About Microsoft Upgrade Readiness Tooling

How To Achieve Business Intelligent IT Migration

Dashworks 5.0 - What You Need To Know

Juriba Sponsors Hartley De Sales FC U15 Football Team

3 Crucial Steps Every Organization Must Take Before Achieving Evergreen IT

Highlights from Microsoft Ignite 2016

Office 365 and Windows 10: Your Stepping Stones To A Successful Evergreen IT Implementation

On-Demand Webinar: Finding the Best Path to Accelerate an Effective Windows 10 Migration

Which Office 365 Service Is Right For Your Business?

Why Now Is The Right Time To (Re-)Consider Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)

3 Millennials-Related Considerations To Take Into Account Regarding Your Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

The Digital Workplaces - Concept or Reality?

Most Windows 10 Enterprise Migration Roadblocks Are Avoidable [Infographic]

Juriba Partners With Insentra To Deliver IT Transformation Excellence In Asia/Pacific

Evergreen IT: Breaking Down Data Silos With The Right Approach To Software Asset Management

10 Tips To Make The Most Out Of Your Next Technology Conference

10 Things Every C-Level Executive Must Know About Enterprise-Size Windows 10 Migrations

Windows 10 Enterprise E3: Microsoft Will Now Charge Enterprises for Windows-as-a-Service

Happy Birthday Windows 10: What To Expect From Microsoft's Anniversary Update

The Ultimate List Of IT Transformation/Migration Project KPIs Every IT Project Manager Should Track

44 Weeks Instead Of 124: How To Accelerate Your Enterprise's Windows 10 Migration Step-By-Step

Highlights from the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2016

How To Staff Your Windows 10 Migration Team Properly

Dashworks Executive Reporting - Dashboarding

4 Things You Should Do Before Flying To WPC 2016 in Toronto

Windows 10 Support For Skylake And Other Next Generation Processors

Your Office 365 Migration Needs An IT Migration Tool — And Here Is Why!

Dashworks 4.3 - What You Need To Know

How HPE Uses Dashworks To Deliver Windows 10 Readiness Assessment & Strategy Services

Juriba and BDNA Partner to Deliver Market-Leading Best-in-Class IT Project Management Software for Windows 10 Migration

Garbage In, Garbage Out: How Juriba & BDNA Solve The Data Quality Problem In IT Transformation Projects

10 Steps To Windows 10 Migration Readiness

June 7 - 9: Meet Juriba At HPE Discover 2016 In Las Vegas

10 Sessions You Should Not Miss At The 2016 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference

IT Spending in 2016: What Does It Mean For IT Transformation (Infographic)

What Is Your Windows 10 Jedi Readiness Level? Take The Quiz!

6 Common Objections To Dashworks & How To Overcome Them

How To Build The Right Tool Stack To Accelerate Your Windows 10 Migration Project

Why You Cannot Do Software Asset Lifecycle Management and Application Normalization Without a Software Catalog

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On The Path To Evergreen IT: Software Asset Lifecycle Management - A Dream Or Reality?

How To Set Up Self Service In Dashworks In A Few Easy Steps

How You Can Shorten Your IT Migration Planning Phase From 7 Weeks To 7 Days

5 Tell-Tale Signs You Need To Consider An IT Project Management Solution

Pros & Cons of Managing Your Enterprise-Wide Windows 10 Migration In "Business As Usual" Mode

Why HPE Chooses Juriba For Windows 10 Enterprise Services

Juriba's Dashworks Now Part Of Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s Transformation Services For Windows 10

History Menu Returns To Edge Browser In Windows Redstone

20 Questions To Ask In A Dashworks Demo

How To Create A Budget Plan For Your Office 365 Migration

How To Pull Off A Successful Post-Migration End-User Training

16 Reasons Why Your Business Should Upgrade To Windows 10 in 2016

The Workplace Is Changing. Does Your IT Strategy Reflect That?

2015: A Year of Microsoft-Driven Disruption & Innovation In The Enterprise IT Space

5 Hot Windows 10 Servicing Questions Answered

What Is The Difference Between The Office 365 Enterprise Plans?

The Windows 10 Servicing Concept & Terminology (Updated)

Juriba and Archive360 Sign Partnership to Reduce Costs and Risks of Email Migrations

Gartner: 3 Endpoint Technology Trends That Drive Windows 10 Adoption

How To Use Juriba's Windows 10 Project Plan Template

One Secrect Weapon You Need In Your IT Migration Toolbelt: Self-Service Capabilities

The Impact of Windows 10 on Enterprises (Infographic)

Why Evergreen IT Must Be Part Of Your Long-Term IT Strategy

Saying “Goodbye” To Application Migration

Juriba Announces Worldwide Agreement With Microsoft Consulting Services To Accelerate Enterprise Windows 10 Adoption

How Dashworks Can Help You Save License Costs

4 Non-Technical Considerations To Boost Your Windows 10 Readiness

6 Technical Factors To Determine Your Windows 10 Readiness

4 Ways A Project Management Tool Can Accelerate Your IT Transformation Project

How To Budget For Your Windows 10 Migration

Improve Your Next IT Project Management Meeting In 3 Steps

9 Office 365 Migrations Hiccups To Avoid

5 Factors You Need To Consider For Your Windows 10 Enterprise Migration

The Real Reason Enterprises Are Upgrading To Windows 10 Faster

3 Reasons Why Business Value Dashboards Are Crucial For Your IT Migration Projects

5 Steps Leveraging Big Data To Accelerate Your Desktop Migration Projects

The Basics of Planning an Enterprise Desktop Migration to Windows 10

Windows 10 Migration Forecast

The Top 8 Lessons Learnt For Server 2003 Migration

Will Windows 10 Spell The End Of Enterprise Desktop Migration?

Microsoft Partner Double Gold for Juriba in 2015

The Top 7 Lessons Learnt From Your Windows 7 Migration

Project Email – Is Too Much Never Really Enough?

Why Mr Spock (a.k.a. Your Business Analyst) Is Equally As Important As Scotty To Your Windows 7 or 8.1 Migration Success

Juriba Contributes to Rapid and Dynamic Growth of LANDESK One ISV Partner Program

Microsoft TechEd 2014 - Brad Anderson Keynote Messages

Your Windows 7 Project Plan In One Page (Work Breakdown Structure)

Juriba Demonstrating End User Transformation Tooling At Microsoft TechEd and LANDESK Interchange 2014

Dear Microsoft: After Windows XP, We Would Really Like To Break The Desktop Upgrade Cycle

Juriba Opens Office In The USA

Infographic: Windows 7 Migration in Numbers

Double Gold for Juriba in Microsoft Partner Network Competencies

Big-Data Can Speed Up Windows Migrations

Windows Migration? Manage the Pain

WARNING: Application Rationalization Is Not As Hard As You Think

Application Normalisation: In Search of the Panacea

Crack the Code at The Service Desk & IT Support Show 2013

The Service Desk & IT Support Show 2013 Twitter Contest

Juriba & RealmSoft join forces for The Service Desk & IT Support Show 2013

Building The Perfect Windows 7 Project Plan

Juriba Release Windows 7 Project Plan Template

Juriba unveil agreement with Microsoft Consulting Services

Self-Service - Is It The Silver Bullet For Your Windows 7 Migration?

Windows 7 Migration – Do the apps drive the schedule or does the schedule drive the apps?

Dashworks 3.0: Your chance to engage users in self-service desktop migration.

Juriba Launch Desktop Transformation Competition on LinkedIn

Is Process A Dirty Word In Your Windows 7 Migration Planning?

Your Windows 7 Migration Is Failing…And We Know Why

Your Windows 7 Migration Plan Is Illogical Captain

Common Patterns In Windows XP Application Rationalisation

Using Big Data For Windows 7 Migration Acceleration – Juriba Releases Free eBook

Juriba Launches Updated Version of Windows 7 Migration Project Management Software

Juriba Gets Microsoft Gold

TechEd Europe 2012: In review

Guest Blog: Windows XP Upgrade Time!

TechEd Europe 2012

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26-29 June: Meet Juriba at TechEd Europe 2012!

Guest Blog: Don’t Let Application Readiness Fail Your Corporate Desktop Migration

Juriba Joins the Microsoft System Center Alliance Program

Juriba and Centrix Software join forces to help enterprises design and deploy Windows 7 projects in faster time

MMS 2012 – In Review

MMS 2012: Avast me hearties!

MMS 2012 - Pirates, Treasure & Config Mgr 2012

Guest Blog: Don’t Forget Your Users When Planning Desktop Transformation Projects

Programme management - the key to successful desktop transformation projects?

Desktop Transformation – Top 10 Lessons From The Field

Juriba Release Complimentary Windows 7 Migration Whitepaper

Juriba Unveil New Video Series

Guest Blog: Windows 7 Enterprise Migration - Traps for Early Stage Projects

Guest Blog: Need, Want, Desire – Creating business demand for desktop migration

What really is the greatest hindrance to enterprise Windows 7 readiness?

It’s Two Silvers for Juriba in the Microsoft Partner Programme

Fujitsu Chooses Juriba For Desktop Virtualisation Services

Technology Collaboration between Juriba and Futurestate IT Creates New Breed of Project Management Solution for Application and OS Migration

Guest Blog: Windows 7 Migration – Like Death & Taxes, by Gartner's Doug Clarke

Juriba Introduce Desktop Transformation Guest Blog Series

Apr. 16-20: Meet Juriba at Microsoft Management Summit 2012 in Las Vegas

Cloud Based Windows 7 Migration Project Management Tool Public Beta Launch

The Top 7 Desktop Migration Challenges of 2012: What Do They Mean For Your Business?

Application discovery & rationalisation - the drivers of desktop transformation acceleration?

Juriba's Top 5 Predictions for Desktop Transformation in 2012

Juriba Launches Windows 7 Project Management LinkedIn Group

Top Tips For Business Engagement With Your Enterprise Windows 7 Migration Project

Business Intelligent Desktop Transformation: Global Financial Leader Migrating Thousands of Desktops Using Juriba Dashworks

Is IDC right to dismiss Windows 8 for Corporates?

Self-Service Enterprise Windows 7 Migration: Is This The Future?

Juriba Launches Updated Version of Windows 7 Migration Project Management Software

Enterprise Windows 7 Readiness: Black Clouds & Silver Linings

Desktop Transformation Projects – Synergy Round-up

Case Study: How RBS built a business case for virtual desktops to cut costs

Executive briefings at Citrix Synergy Barcelona 26-28 Oct 2011

In depth: Realising the Windows 7 Roadmap

Could Windows 7 end big migrations?

Is Windows 7 driving virtualisation?

ECS and Juriba to provide app packaging for Windows 7 migration

Juriba Launches Graduate Training Programme

Juriba Becomes Microsoft Silver Partner

Juriba Launches New Enterprise Windows 7 Desktop Transformation Project Planning & Deployment Software Product

Enterprise Windows 7 Projects - The Most Common Mistake

Windows 7 Deployment – Where Are The Enterprise Adoption Numbers?

Juriba teams with ConverterTechnology to provide smarter Microsoft software migration

Windows 7 - The Perfect Opportunity To Fix BAU Operational Processes

ChangeBASE AOK and Juriba partnership brings Windows 7 to 11,000 college students

Windows 7 - Is There A Silver Bullet To The Applications Problem?

Dashworks Gets Windows Server 2008 r2 Certification

Don't Fail With Your Enterprise Windows 7 Migration

Microsoft Showcases Dashworks In UK Deployment Centre Of Excellence

What we're hearing about Windows 7 migrations

Juriba Receives Microsoft Windows 7 ACF Accreditation

Appcelerate Partnership Announced

Solving the Windows 7 migration problem

Camwood Strategic Partnership Announced

Juriba wins prize in Microsoft Business Intelligence Contest

Juriba showcases Dashworks at the Technology Den in London

Juriba Ltd Company Launch