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Looking for enterprise Workplace Automation advice? The Juriba Blog gives practical tips and strategic advice on Evergreen IT, Agile IT, and IT Transformations.

Juriba Microsoft Intune Migration

How to Run a Successful Microsoft Intune Migration (With No Screw Ups)

On July 27th 2022, the Juriba team held a webinar to explore the paths available for organizations migrating to Microsoft Intune, what’s involved throughout this process and how Juriba’s Workplace ...

Andrew Feltoe
Andrew Feltoe Product Manager Juriba

An Interview with appM Product Manager Andrew Feltoe: Can Application Management Automation Really Make A Difference?

This conversation was recorded in July 2022 with Andrew Feltoe, who specializes in application management, and using data and software to solve real world problems. Andrew recently joined Juriba as ...

Barry Angell
Meet Us At The Virtual Workplace Evolution Event In Berlin

Virtual Workplace Evolution (VWE) 2022 Recap

We had an absolutely incredible time at VWE this year, it was an experience filled with great introductions, insightful sessions, and a plethora of engaging knowledge and growth. The Juriba booth ...

Monique Sarah Commandeur
Why Application Packaging Will Always Be Relevant

Juriba Interview Series #3 Bob Kelly: Why Application Packaging Will Always Be Relevant

This blog post is part of an ongoing Expert Interview Series where we meet with knowledgeable industry veterans on Evergreen IT, Modern Application Packaging, and Digital End User Experience.  This ...

Barry Angell

J.P. Morgan Recognizes Juriba In UK's Top 20 Women-Powered Business

According to J.P. Morgan's Top 200 Female-Powered Businesses Report, there are 40,000 companies in the United Kingdom that can be classified as high-growth. Of these, 10,647 are founded, led, owned, ...

Monique Sarah Commandeur
Application Packaging Microsoft Intune

What To Think About When Moving Your App Management To Microsoft Intune

Who doesn't love a fairy tale ending, where good overcomes bad, and we celebrate the story's hero? Whilst not quite the Brothers Grimm, Microsoft Intune has established itself as a main character in ...

Julia Bell
Meet Us At The Virtual Workplace Evolution Event In Berlin

Meet Us At The Virtual Workplace Evolution Event In Berlin

After more than two years of not attending large industry events and conferences, we are excited to share that we will be at the Virtual Workplace Evolution (VWE) 2022 in Berlin, Germany from June ...

Monique Sarah Commandeur

2 Strategic & 2 Practical Ways To Drastically Streamline & Accelerate Your Hardware Refresh Process

As large organizations are preparing for Windows 11 and are moving increasingly towards Evergreen IT Management, many questions arise on how to streamline and accelerate the process. Now that most ...

Neil Wheeler

20 Questions To Ask In A Dashworks Demo

The end-user IT environments in large enterprises continue to become more complex with a higher velocity of change than ever before. Now you are managing hardware refreshes, OS servicing updates, ...

Barry Angell

Juriba Interview Series #2: Daniel Engberg: Why Agile Methodologies Are The Key To Driving Evergreen IT

This blog post is part of an ongoing Expert Interview Series in which we interview knowledgeable industry veterans on the topics of Evergreen IT, Workplace Automation, and Digital End User ...

Barry Angell
Juriba Blog Microsoft Intune

Spotlight on Microsoft Intune: A Modern Desktop Reality vs Hype

Microsoft Intune promises to simplify Modern Workplace management by enabling users to securely work on their device and applications of choice, with a service delivered entirely from the cloud. ...

Julia Bell
Juriba Interview Series #1

Juriba Interview Series #1: Arun Bhardwaj on Windows 11 Adoption

Windows 11 and other modern technologies such as Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) and Microsoft Intune are changing the landscape for every application packaging team, placing application management and ...

Mahesh Siddamsetty

Dashworks On-Premise Or In The Cloud: Which One Is Right For You?

The attitude toward the Cloud in large enterprises has significantly shifted in the last five years. While a few years ago, there were legitimate concerns and understandable hesitation, many large ...

Barry Angell

What Is Digital User Experience Monitoring & Analytics?

In the past few years, Digital (Business) Transformation has been an important goal that every organization has chased — especially after COVID-19 forced businesses to go digital almost overnight. ...

Barry Angell
Rise of Microsoft Intune

The Rise and Rise of Microsoft Intune: Driving The Modern Workspace

The End User IT landscape has become increasingly complex, with many management tooling options for managing devices, workstations, mobile systems, people, and processes in the Modern Workplace. One ...

Julia Bell

Internet Explorer 11 Goes End-Of-Life June 2022: What You Need To Know

Business users with systems that are even a few years old are ringing the warning bells. Microsoft announced on May 19th, 2021 that it will be phasing out its Internet Explorer browser entirely, and ...

Barry Angell

3 Dashworks Features That Will Smooth Out Your Hardware Refresh Cycles

Historically, end-user devices have largely been rolled out as part of big-bang OS migration projects. This meant that bulk hardware purchases were made, and the associated end of life for those ...

Barry Angell

Introducing Juriba Dashworks Cloud

The first quarter of 2022 has been a very busy one for us at Juriba. Not only did we officially launch the Windows 11 Assessment Service on February 23rd, but we are also thrilled to announce that, ...

Neil Wheeler
Will Modern Desktop Drive App Modernisation & MSIX Adoption

Will Modern Desktop Drive Application Packaging & MSIX Adoption?

Windows 11, Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD), and Microsoft Intune are new technologies changing the landscape for every application packaging team, placing application management and modernization at the ...

Julia Bell
Windows 11 and Application Packaging

Windows 11: What Does It Mean For Modern Application Packaging

Transitioning to an agile, modern workplace is a challenge that many organizations face over the coming years. The emergence and adoption of new technology is now frequent and expected, as key tech ...

Julia Bell

Your Roadmap To Rolling Out Windows 11 Until 2023

Many large organizations initially struggled to move onto Windows 10. The problems did not end there, as some subsequently got stuck on 1809 because they still hadn't transitioned to an Evergreen IT ...

Barry Angell

Juriba Officially Launches The Windows 11 Assessment Service

Finally, the day that many of us here at Juriba were waiting for arrived: February 23rd, 2022, the official launch of the Windows 11 Assessment Service! During the launch event, a webinar hosted by ...

Barry Angell

Why Juriba Is Offering The Windows 11 Assessment Service

On November 8th, 2021, Neil Wheeler and I introduced a new way Juriba is going to help its customers: the Windows 11 Assessment Service — the fastest way for enterprises to not only assess, but ...

Barry Angell
Juriba plants a tree for every webinar sign up

Juriba Donates One Tree For Every Windows 11 Assessment Service Signup

Juriba as a company has the mission of implementing change and bringing forth transformation with the goal of making large organizations more efficient, agile, and productive. I have always been ...

Monique Sarah Commandeur

What You Need To Know About Packaging Complex Applications

Unfortunately, complex applications are a fact of life when managing any application estate. However, sometimes it is hard to know what exactly makes an application complex, what challenges you will ...

Craig Jones

Windows 11 & Windows 10 Servicing Timeline Update

Over the past few years, we have received feedback that our Windows 10 and Office 365 timeline graphics have been beneficial to those in the IT space, especially with the timelines being updated ...

Barry Angell

Windows 10 To Windows 11: BAU Or Project?

On November 30th, 2021 Microsoft outlined its recommendations on how enterprises should move to Windows 11. In the document, the software giant states that "Windows 10 and Windows 11 are designed to ...

Barry Angell
Introducing Wave Planning With Juriba Dashworks

Introducing Wave Planning With Juriba Dashworks

Theoretically speaking, Wave Planning (also known as Windows Deployment and Ring Scoping) is an easy-to-understand concept: you divide your estate into different waves (or rings) and deploy them ...

Barry Angell

How to Accelerate Windows 11 Migration Rollouts with Dashworks and AppM

A few weeks ago, I walked you through the basics of planning a successful enterprise desktop migration to Windows 11 and while a lot of IT managers find that very helpful in a theoretical sense, it ...

Barry Angell

In-Place, Wipe & Load, Or Hardware Refresh: How Windows 11 Hardware Requirements Will Determine Your Migration Strategy

Ever since the announcement of Windows 11, there is a lot of talk about the new hardware requirements Microsoft's new operating system needs. Right off the bat, a lot of IT professionals balked at ...

Neil Wheeler

Windows 11 Project Plan Template: What It Is & How To Use It

After helping thousands of IT professionals with our Windows 10 Project Plan Template, we have now launched the Windows 11 version of this valuable resource. If you haven't already downloaded it, you ...

Barry Angell

The Basics Of Planning Your Enterprise Desktop Migration to Windows 11

With much drumroll, excitement, and to the surprise of many (you might remember the Windows 10 war cry "the last Windows ever"), Microsoft announced on June 24th, 2021 the launch of its brand-new ...

Barry Angell
Your Windows 11 Migration Will Be Different From Moving To Windows 10

Your Windows 11 Migration Will Be Different From Moving To Windows 10

Many of us still remember the initial migration to Windows 10 as somewhat painful (although nowhere as disastrous as the move to Windows 7). As usual, it was sold as an easy-peasy migration, but many ...

Barry Angell

The 5 Biggest Mistakes Enterprises Make As Part Of Their Hardware Refresh Management

Did you know that according to a Security Signals report for March 2021, more than 80% of enterprises said they have experienced at least one firmware attack in the past two years, but only 29% of ...

Barry Angell

The Application Packaging & Testing Process Explained Step By Step

Application packaging and testing have always been processes that are somewhat shrouded in mystery, siloed off from the rest of the IT organization. But now that the end-to-end process is becoming ...

Barry Angell
Which Version Of Windows Should You Upgrade To If You Are Stuck On 1809?

Which Version Of Windows Should You Upgrade To If You Are Stuck On 1809?

Last week we explored why so many enterprises are stuck on a particular Windows 10 version, 1809 to be exact. This situation is causing millions of enterprise users to run on an unsupported operating ...

Barry Angell

Why Enterprises Got Stuck On Windows 10 1809 & How To Get Unstuck

In a recent vendor briefing with Gartner about how to best manage the Windows Servicing process, the Gartner analysts mentioned that they are currently getting a lot of questions from enterprises are ...

Barry Angell

Juriba Launches New Website To Reflect New Workplace Automation Focus

A lot has happened at Juriba in the last 12 months. The UK and Ireland’s most active investor in growth businesses, BFG, invested in Juriba to fuel accelerated product development and drive ...

Barry Angell

3 Tips On How To Sell Application Packaging & Testing Automation Internally

On June 30th, 2021, Julia Bell, David Higginbotham, and I hosted a webinar entitled "How To Build Your Business Case For Automating Your App Packaging & Testing." If you haven't had a chance to ...

Barry Angell

Workplace Automation: Defined Less Than 100 Words

In a recent vendor briefing with Gartner, they mentioned that many large enterprises are getting stuck on Windows 10 1809 because they have not been able to streamline and automate the processes ...

Barry Angell

Building Your Business Case For App Testing & Packaging Automation

Despite slightly increasing IT budgets, better visibility, and higher prioritization of IT projects, enterprise IT organizations are under enormous pressure to do more with less. Mounting ...

Barry Angell

What To Make Of The Windows 11 / Sun Valley Rumors

For months, there have been hints. Microsoft watchers like Mary J. Foley, Zac Bowden, and Tom Warren have been talking about an upcoming "big update" for at least twelve months. Now, Microsoft ...

Barry Angell

The Impact Of Windows Virtual Desktop On Your Application Management Strategy

Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) is a super hot topic with our customers right now as it promises to enable Work-From-Anywhere strategies securely and productively while drastically reducing the ...

Barry Angell
AppM Automation Platform

Juriba Launches AppM To Help You Manage Application Change In Minutes

Test & Package Applications Faster With Automation Juriba is delighted to announce the launch of AppM, their automated application platform enhancing their end-to-end IT delivery solution. ...

Barry Angell
Windows Virtual Desktop drastically reduces IT maintenance and cost.

What Heads Of Workplace Needs To Know About Windows Virtual Desktop

To many, Microsoft's Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) is still a mystery. Although it has been around since 2019 and demand for it increased drastically over the last year when employees suddenly found ...

Barry Angell

Sorry, Microsoft's Cloud PC Won't Solve Your Constant Upgrade Problem

In early June of last year, on their public career page, Microsoft posted a job opening for a program manager for their Microsoft Cloud PC team. In the post, Microsoft gave few details and simply ...

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

(Originally published on Oct. 3rd, 2017, updated on May 5th, 2021) If you ask a bunch of different CIOs what is the biggest barrier to achieving his/her goals, you will likely hear the same answer: ...

Barry Angell

Should You Use Desktop Analytics To Manage Your Windows 10 Servicing?

With so many Enterprises stuck on version 1809 of Windows 10, it is not surprising to see organizations looking towards the open market to find a solution to the ongoing Windows 10 update problem. ...

Barry Angell

What You Need To Know About The New Dashworks Workflow Automation Engine

Traditionally, large IT transformations were fairly autonomous, one-off, big-bang migration projects, lasting between 2 to 5 years on average, depending on the scope of the project. Nowadays, with ...

Julia Bell

Stock Inventory: Manage devices in the supply chain with Dashworks

Is your organisation looking to Import data from your hardware vendor into Dashworks and manage devices in the supply chain before they are connected to the network? This new preview release is ...

Julia Bell

What Is The Difference Between The Office 365 Enterprise Plans?

Last month we wrote a detailed post about the different update channels to choose from for Microsoft 365 (Office 365 ProPlus) based on your organization's needs, as well as the name changes that have ...

Barry Angell

Juriba Makes Multi-Year Product Development Investment

Significant investment in product development has always been a huge priority for Juriba as we pursue our mission to cement our status as the world's leading software platform for enterprise ...

Julia Bell
Office 365 Migration 2-Click Process With Dashworks

How To Make Complex O365 Migrations A Simple 2-Click Process

There is no doubt that Microsoft 365 (M365) is one of the biggest drivers for revenue and new business at the moment for Microsoft. Due to the pandemic and the shift to remote work, Microsoft Teams ...

Neil Wheeler

Microsoft 365 (Office 365 ProPlus) Servicing Channel Changes Explained

There have been a lot of changes in 2020 with regard to how Microsoft is servicing their as-a-service products such as Windows 10 and Office 365. You can see our posts that we regularly update on the ...

Barry Angell

Introducing Your Go-To Resource For Evergreen IT Management

In the past few years, we have published way over 50 pieces of content on Evergreen IT Management in an effort to inspire you, help you get started, manage your upgrades as efficiently as possible, ...

Barry Angell

MSIX: Why Enterprises Aren't (Yet) Banking On The Future Of App Packaging

A few weeks ago, I attended the Flexera's Application Packaging Roundtable webinar about MSIX which was very interesting and included application management people from both customer organizations ...

Barry Angell

Why Digital Experience Management Matters Now More Than Ever

While remote work has become increasingly common over the past years, the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic has certainly pushed the fast-forward button. In fact, a recent survey published by the ...

Barry Angell

Why Self-Service Is The Future Of App Packaging & Testing

Application packaging and testing hasn't changed much over the past twenty years — until now. Last month, we detailed some of the major historical changes up until the present, from MSI Installer to ...

Barry Angell

6 New App Packaging & Testing Innovations Coming Soon To A Business Unit Near You

Last week, we talked about the 20+ years of innovation drought in the application packaging and testing space and explained why this space is about to change. But in addition to MSIX and application ...

Barry Angell

Why Application Packaging Is Finally About To Change

I want to take you back just over 20 years to when I was working at the Woolwich Building Society in their IT department (my first job after University). Seated next to me were the application ...

Barry Angell
Juriba Dashworks Application Manager Dashboard

Top 10 Features Of The New Juriba AppM Platform

On November 13th 2020, we announced the acquisition of AppAvail, a best-in-class application packaging and testing automation solution that enables non-technical product owners, developers, ...

Barry Angell

Juriba Acquires AppAvail To Add Evergreen Smoke Testing, UAT, Packaging And More

On 13 November 2020, Juriba acquired AppAvail, a leading edge application packaging and testing automation provider, to add automated smoke testing, functional testing, User Acceptance Testing (UAT) ...

Iain Fraser

Juriba Partners with Aternity to Drive Digital Transformation Success

THE COMBINATION OF ATERNITY'S LEADING DIGITAL ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT PLATFORM AND JURIBA'S EVERGREEN IT COMMAND AND CONTROL PLATFORM ENABLES THE MODERN DIGITAL ENTERPRISE. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – October ...

Barry Angell

How To Build An Optimized Evergreen IT Tool Stack

Last week, I introduced our Evergreen IT Process Framework which introduced a generalized framework of processes that can be applied to any Evergreen IT use case, whether it is a hardware refresh, an ...

Barry Angell

One Evergreen IT Process Framework To Rule Them All

If you have read any of our content before, you know that having a repeatable, industrialized process is the very foundation for Evergreen IT Management success. By now, most organizations have ...

Barry Angell

Real World Desktop Analytics Results & How It Complements Dashworks

Desktop Analytics is a toolset that is gaining traction in the enterprise space with organizations looking to leverage compatibility, performance and health data to drive their ongoing Windows 10 ...

Barry Angell

Microsoft's Readiness Toolkit for Office Add-Ins and VBA Macros

Office 365, Microsoft's SaaS version of its Office Suite, has grown even more popular in recent months. Organizations, especially those that have already moved over to Windows 10, are starting or ...

Barry Angell

BGF Invests In Juriba To Accelerate Company Growth

Juriba is delighted to announce that BGF (@BGFinvestments), the UK and Ireland’s most active investor in growth businesses, has decided to invest in the company to fuel accelerated product ...

Barry Angell

What You Need To Know About Evergreen IT & Smoke Testing

Co-ordinating the testing of hundreds or thousands of enterprise applications against a new operating system or patch release has long been the bane of many an application manager's life. But now ...

Barry Angell
Game Changing Evergreen IT Management Benefits

8 Game-Changing Benefits Of Evergreen IT Management Your Boss Wants To Know

Instinctively, we all know that keeping our IT environment up-to-date is a good thing. Yet, despite the fact that the enterprise market is, by now, over the peak of initial Windows 10 migrations, ...

Barry Angell

25+ Evergreen IT Statistics You Need To Know In 2020

Did you know that 76% of statistics are made up on the spot? Okay, I just made that up. But all kidding aside, as with all new and emerging technology and management approaches, having reliable data ...

Barry Angell

Microsoft & Containers: An Introduction

The concept of containers has been a hot topic for those in the server space, but less so in the End-User technology space where Juriba spends its time. However, this is beginning to change with some ...

Barry Angell

How To Keep Sane Managing Remote Teams Not Used To Working From Home

Global Workplace Analytics estimates that "56% of the U.S. workforce holds a job that is compatible (at least partially) with remote work", yet "only 3.6% of the employee workforce works at home ...

Julia Bell

Microsoft's COVID-19-Related Changes To Windows 10, Office 365, And More

It's hard to keep up with the news these days as things move so rapidly in this unprecedented and uncertain time. But there are also rays of hope. Companies are finding innovative ways to serve their ...

Barry Angell

Evergreen IT Management & Your Legacy Business Apps

All enterprises have a dirty, not-so-little secret: their legacy applications. In fact, more than 90% of Fortune 500 companies still rely on legacy technologies and services to carry out ...

Barry Angell

8 Organizational Considerations For Successful Evergreen IT Management

A few years back, I wrote an article called "Why Evergreen IT Must Be Part Of Your Long-Term IT Strategy" which has been one of our most popular blog articles. It defined Evergreen IT as the ...

Barry Angell

176% ROI By Managing Multiple Evergreen IT Projects With Dashworks

A few weeks ago, we walked through a detailed cost calculation of running an Evergreen IT-managed Windows 10 upgrade cycle. We were able to demonstrate significant savings while stressing the point ...

Barry Angell

The Real-World Cost Of Running A Windows 10 Upgrade

Now that Windows 7 is a thing of the past, enterprises have no choice but to complete their Windows 10 migrations — and with that, get on the treadmill of Windows 10 upgrade management as Microsoft ...

Barry Angell

The Basics Of Planning Your Enterprise Desktop Migration to Windows 10

While Windows 10 was touted initially as the fastest adopted OS in Microsoft history and Gartner predicted that 80% of enterprises would have completed or at least started their migration by the end ...

Barry Angell

5 Tell-Tale Signs You Shouldn't Move To Evergreen IT

There are dozens of great reasons why you should move to Evergreen IT, such as an always-up-to-date estate, tightened security, and increased compliance. However, adopting a strategy that ...

Barry Angell
DigitalTransformationITManagementMindset

Digital Transformation: Why Your IT Management Mindset Needs To Change Now

Almost every enterprise has understood by now that participation in Digital Transformation is mandatory. If you don't adapt fast enough, you will simply be shaded out by fast growing organizations, ...

Barry Angell
Windows10EOLDates

Reference Point: All Windows 10 Versions Release & EOL Dates (Updated September 2021)

This blog post has been updated as of September 2021, and will continue to be updated when there are changes to Windows 10 release and EOL dates, and other major revisions. Over the last few years, ...

Barry Angell
ModernDeviceManagement

Is Now The Right Time To Consider Modern Device Management?

Every 53 seconds, a laptop gets stolen. In 56% of the cases, the theft results in a data breach — costing the business an average of $47,000 per stolen device! On the other side, 61% of Gen Y and 50% ...

Barry Angell
Windows10UpdateScheduleDecoupled

Microsoft Decouples New Features From Windows 10 Feature Releases

On December 16th 2019, Microsoft's Senior Program Manager for the Windows Insider Program, Brandon LeBlanc, announced in a blog post that the new Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19536 (an early ...

Barry Angell
TheRoadToEvergreenITManagement

The Evergreen IT Planning Basics (Step-by-Step Guide)

In the past, we have shown you how to effectively plan for an enterprise Windows 10 transformation, Office 365 migration, and Windows-as-a-Service upgrade management. Because so many of you found ...

Barry Angell
DashworksEnterpriseLicense

Dashworks Enterprise: Many Use Cases — One License To Manage Them All

Many times, after I give a demo, prospects get excited about the many different scenarios they can manage with Dashworks. All of a sudden, ideas come to life. "We could piggyback a hardware refresh ...

Barry Angell
RighttoLeft_LefttorightWindows10Upgrade

Right-to-Left or Left-to-Right: Which Is Better For Your Windows 10 Upgrades?

The title is one of the biggest questions enterprises face when deciding on a Windows 10 migration and/or upgrade approach for their estate. In other words, how will they determine when to migrate ...

Barry Angell
MSEndpointManager

Microsoft Endpoint Manager — Clever Marketing Or Fundamental Strategy Shift?

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, ...

Barry Angell
DashworksCalculatesDeploymentRingsForMaxVelocity

How We Mathematically Calculate Deployment Rings For Maximum Velocity

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 ...

Neil Wheeler
ServiceNow connector blog

Juriba Launches ServiceNow Connector For Dashworks

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 ...

Barry Angell
BusienessCaseForEvergreenITManagement

How To Build A Waterproof Evergreen IT Business Case

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 ...

Barry Angell
UserAcceptanceTestingEvergreenIT

User Acceptance Testing & Its Importance in Evergreen IT Management

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 ...

Barry Angell
DesktopAnalyticsHowToDeployPilot

Desktop Analytics: First Real-World Impressions

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) ...

Barry Angell
AgileDeploymentWithDashworks

Managing Evergreen IT With Dashworks — The Agile Way

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 ...

Barry Angell
AgileEvergreenIT

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

Traditionally, enterprises tackled large IT transformation projects such as OS migrations, infrastructure upgrades, or email migrations, one at a time in what is commonly termed a "big bang" ...

Barry Angell
Training academy blog (1)

Announcing The Juriba Training Academy

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

Barry Angell
Windows10Servicing19H2

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

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 ...

Barry Angell
DesktopAnalyticsPortal

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

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 ...

Barry Angell
G-Cloud 11 blog

Juriba Confirmed As G-Cloud 11 Supplier

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.

Clio Ionni
GetExecutivesExcitedAboutEvergreenIT

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

Do you dread having to pitch Windows 10 Service Management to your executives? Will they perceive it as yet another service they have to dole out cash for or think it is Business-as-Usual and not ...

Barry Angell
DecidingOnEndUserPlatforms

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

When today's CIO talks about Digital Transformation, they are looking at a huge number of IT initiatives to increase productivity, reduce cost, improve agility and deliver the best experience to ...

Barry Angell
Windows 10 Summit blog post

On-Demand Webinar: Windows 10 Summit

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 ...

Clio Ionni
Win10CompatibilityProblem

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

It is easy to get caught up in Microsoft's marketing message that tells us application compatibility with Windows 10 isn't an issue any more. In fact, Microsoft claims that 99% of all Windows 7 ...

Barry Angell
Copy of Windows-as-a-Service Management Project Plan

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

A few days ago, we launched our brand-new Windows-as-a-Service (WaaS) Project Plan, a fully customizable template with nearly 700 action items to speedily and efficiently manage your Windows 10 ...

Barry Angell
WaaSProjectPlanMockup

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

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 ...

Barry Angell
EvergreenITInfographic

Traditional IT vs. Evergreen IT Management [Infographic]

When we started talking about the importance of Evergreen IT management in late 2015, there was almost no information out there on this new IT management approach. But within a few months, hundreds ...

Barry Angell
5 Critical IT KPIs That Will Improve With Evergreen IT

5 Critical IT KPIs That Will Improve With Evergreen IT

You may have heard that Evergreen IT is very beneficial as it increases your IT landscape's security and performance. You may have also heard that it lowers your ongoing IT maintenance costs. But how ...

Barry Angell
desktop analytics journey edited

Desktop Analytics 101 - What You Need To Know

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 ...

Barry Angell
Q&As Flexera webinar blog post

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

  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, ...

Barry Angell
ITTransformationAdvice

The Worst Pieces Of IT Transformation Advice We Have Ever Heard

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 ...

Barry Angell
Flexera webinar blog post

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

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 ...

Barry Angell
Dashworks updates 2018

Every Dashworks Update in 2018

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 ...

Clio Ionni
HeadstartWindows10Migration

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

2018 has been be a big year for enterprise IT teams — but for those who still haven't made the move to Windows 10 and adopted a repeatable and scalable Windows-as-a-Service Management framework, 2019 ...

Barry Angell
ExecutiveByuinEvergreenIT

How To Get Your Executive Management Fired Up About Evergreen IT

According to a 2015 Forester study, executives predicted that by 2020 47% of their revenue would be majorly impacted or entirely generated by digital — a sentiment that drove Digital Transformation ...

Barry Angell
MicrosoftFastTrack

What You Need To Know About Microsoft FastTrack

Many of our customers have signed up for Microsoft's free FastTrack service that they are eligible for if they purchased certain enterprise versions of Microsoft 365, Windows 10, or Office 365. But ...

Barry Angell
People behind Juriba blog

Meet The People Behind Juriba

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.

Barry Angell
MicrosoftDesktopAppAssure

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

On September 6th, 2018, Microsoft announced two new resources to enable its customers to adopt its Modern IT Vision: Desktop Analytics, a cloud-based inventory management and application ...

Barry Angell
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How Juriba Fits Into Microsoft's Modern IT Vision

Over the last few weeks, we took a closer look at Microsoft's Modern IT Vision — in particular at Microsoft Autopilot improvements announced at Ignite and the new Device-as-a-Service offering, ...

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

At Juriba, we get involved in a lot of hardware refresh projects as well as large scale IT transformations. A major part of refresh project planning is how to handle stock management and whether to ...

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

Update: On February 18th, 2021, Microsoft announced that  the next versions of Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC and Windows 10 IoT Enterprise will be released in H2 of 2021. Microsoft further announced ...

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

November has been a big month for Windows 10. No, I am not referring to the stop-and-go release of the October 2018 Update but rather to the two major milestones Windows 10 is expected to ...

Barry Angell
Dashworks 5.3 blog

Dashworks 5.3 - What You Need To Know

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 ...

Barry Angell
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Enterprise Windows 10 Adoption Statistics

Shortly after releasing Windows 10 on July 29th 2015, Microsoft's former VP Windows and Devices Group, Terry Myerson, announced that in the next two to three years (mid-2018), Windows 10 would be the ...

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

Traditional IT infrastructures are often loosely connected, relatively fragmented, and highly complex — making them incredibly difficult, labor-intensive, and therefore costly to maintain and update. ...

Barry Angell
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Celebrating 10 Years of Juriba

It's hard to believe, but on October 15, 2018 Juriba turned 10 so we thought we'd write about our journey! It all started in 2008 from Julia Bell's (our Chief Operating Officer) house and 7 million ...

Barry Angell
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What I Learned About Windows Autopilot At Ignite

What was the most impactful announcement for your organization at Microsoft's Ignite this year? For me, it was probably Michael Niehaus' session on Windows Autopilot, the software giant's new way to ...

Barry Angell
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Key Announcements from Microsoft Ignite 2018

More than 26,000 people from 100 different countries attended the biggest Microsoft event for IT professionals and enterprise developers, Microsoft Ignite 2018 in Orlando. Our Juriba team was there ...

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

Please note: This article was first published on the Ivanti Women in Tech blog.  I am the co-founder and COO of enterprise technology company Juriba, and a technologist with more than 20 years ...

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

If you, like many others, have been struggling to keep up with the constant modifications the Windows-as-a-Service support model has undergone since its initial release, you know that the Greek ...

Barry Angell
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Announcing The Dashworks Connector For Microsoft Analytics Upgrade Readiness

Ever since the introduction of Microsoft's Windows Analytics service, Microsoft has been working hard to convince enterprise IT admins to manage their Windows 10 migration and later service upgrades ...

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

Over the past three years. I have probably spoken to dozens if not hundreds of IT managers, executives, schedulers, and other folks involved in Windows-as-a-Service management, and there is one ...

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

Raise your hand if you love filling out your tax return every year. How about government censure surveys? No? How about doing a quick Facebook quiz on your dream vacation destination? Or telling your ...

Barry Angell
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The Simple Guide To Microsoft's Modern IT Management

By 2020, one out of two US employees will be working remotely, a new study finds. But the same is true for many other countries, e.g., the United Kingdom. While for some, this might seem like a ...

Barry Angell
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14 Must-Include Items For Your Windows 10 Servicing RFP

May I ask you a personal question? What is the hardest part about Windows 10 Servicing for you? Based on talking to many of our clients and partners, I would venture to say your answer would focus on ...

Barry Angell
G-Cloud 10 blog

Juriba Confirmed As G-Cloud 10 Supplier

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.

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

Almost two years ago, we published an article called "How To Staff Your Windows 10 Migration Team Properly" which walks you through the required team member roles and necessary skills for your ...

Barry Angell
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What Every IT Executive Should Know About Evergreen App Management

I don't know about you, but I don't know of any single enterprise-size organization that does not do some formal application compatibility testing as they roll out a new OS — except one: Microsoft. ...

Barry Angell
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How To Drive Maximum Velocity Windows 10 Upgrades In 10 Steps

For decades, large IT Transformation projects have been planned using manual spreadsheets or hand-cranked databases. All required steps were neatly visualized in a massive MS Project Gantt Chart — of ...

Barry Angell
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Gartner: Your Windows 10 Servicing Frequency Has Huge Cost Implications

In November 2015, I calculated the per device cost to migrate from Windows 7 to Windows 10 — a whopping $693 per seat for a manually delivered migration using spreadsheets or hand-cranked ...

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

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 ...

Barry Angell
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Windows 10 Servicing: Can I Skip An Update?

Update: Microsoft has announced in September 2018 that it will change its Windows 10 support timeline again to extend support for all currently supported version for enterprise and education ...

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

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 ...

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

With Windows 7 approaching end of support in January 2020, most enterprises are accelerating plans to migrate to Windows 10 in 2018 to take advantage of the new or improved cyber-security ...

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

In the past week, Microsoft asked me to speak at the Windows Partner Deployment Day about the infrastructure, project management & readiness support for effective Windows-as-a-Service ...

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

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 ...

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

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 ...

Barry Angell
Dashworks 5.2 blog

Dashworks 5.2 - What You Need To Know

We are excited to introduce you to the latest version of Dashworks, 5.2! This release was focussed on improving the user reporting experience and building out some Evergreen project management ...

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

2018 started with a bang for those in cyber-security — and almost everyone else running a device that uses an Intel, AMD or ARM chip made from the mid-nineties till today. News broke (and spread like ...

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

UPDATE: Please note, that Microsoft since then has updated its support policies to grant an extended 30 months support for all 09 Feature Updates and the regular 18 months for all 03 Feature Updates. ...

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

UPDATE: For the most up-to-date timeline information, please refer to our Windows 10 Servicing Timeline article. It's been more than two-and-a-half years since Microsoft released Windows 10, its ...

Barry Angell
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10 Ways To Sell Windows 10 Transformation To Your Business Units

This post is part of the "Definitive Guide To Windows 10 Servicing" blog series. Last update: Sept. 2018. Before co-founding Juriba, I was a Vice President within the Global Technology Infrastructure ...

Barry Angell

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

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 ...

Barry Angell

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

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 ...

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

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 ...

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

As promised, here is the second part of Q&As from our Strategic Guide to Windows Servicing webinar. It covered the most critical aspects of the updated Windows 10 Servicing and was hosted by ...

Clio Ionni

Understanding The Office 365 Servicing Timeline (As of May 2021)

NOTE: Since Office 365 has undergone significant changes by Microsoft in it's naming convention and update channels, we will no longer be updating this post, as we have created a new post detailing ...

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

For an extensive repository of information about Windows 10 Servicing, check out this overview! As you move your organization to Windows 10, one of the most important ongoing considerations will be ...

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

TL:DR: It's been more than two years since Microsoft released its new Windows-as-a-Service OS — but a large proportion of enterprises still have to make the move. Despite Microsoft's marketing ...

Barry Angell

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

One of the most frequent questions we get when we talk to potential customers about tooling is: "What about Microsoft Upgrade Readiness? How does Dashworks compare to that?" It's a very valid ...

Barry Angell

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

This article was also published on The Technology Record magazine here. You know you are in a pickle when you are six months into your migration project and you still haven’t gotten any numbers on ...

Barry Angell
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Understanding The Windows-as-a-Service Timeline (As of September 2021)

(Please note: This post is part of the "Definitive Guide To Windows-as-a-Service Management" blog series and will be updated periodically as the latest information is available. Last Update: ...

Barry Angell
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Powerful Security Updates Coming With The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

A few days ago, the credit rating company Equifax had to admit that inhackers had exploited a bug on the company's website to gain access to the personal data of more than 143 million customers. ...

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

When it comes to technology, one thing is true: change is constant. In fact, technology today is changing faster than ever before. It changes the way we pay, shop, interact with other people, and ...

Barry Angell
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Overcoming Shadow IT With Deployment-as-a-Service

In 1876, a plant new to the United States called Kudzu, was introduced at the Japanese Pavillion at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. Due to its fast growth, the Soil Conservation ...

Barry Angell
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The Evergreen IT Budget Dilemma — And How To Solve It

The summer is almost over — which, for a lot of IT managers, means they need to start planning and preparing for upcoming budget rounds in the fall. And unless you are one of the lucky few that saw a ...

Barry Angell
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Highlights from Microsoft Inspire 2017

Microsoft Inspire is now over and with so many announcements we think it is a good time to collect the big news all in one blog post. Many great discussions took place in Washington D.C. in July and ...

Clio Ionni

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

This post is part of the "Definitive Guide To Windows 10 Servicing" blog series. Recently, I had two very different conversations that really struck a chord with me. The first was with an IT guy from ...

Barry Angell
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User Acceptance Testing In A Business-As-Usual Environment

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 ...

Barry Angell

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

This post is part of the "Definitive Guide To Windows 10 Servicing" blog series. Now that most enterprises are in the process of migrating to Windows 10, IT project managers are starting to look ...

Barry Angell
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Zero-Touch Deployments With Microsoft AutoPilot

Getting a new work PC should be a “magical experience for an employee,” as it shows the employee that he or she is valued and that the organization is investing in his or her productivity and user ...

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

According to the latest Gartner Report, 85% of enterprises are planning to migrate to Windows 10 by the end of 2017. I think this number won't pan out to be that high because realistically, IT ...

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

Did you know that most organizations run on devices that are between two to four years old — making them a prime candidate for a complete (or partial) hardware refresh initiative on the back of their ...

Barry Angell

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

(Updated: This article was updated in March 2018 to reflect the latest changes. Please also note that Microsoft has extended support for versions 1511, 1607, 1703, and 1709 for an additional 6 months ...

Barry Angell
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World Wide Technology and Juriba Establish a Powerful Strategic Partnership

Alliance Extends Ability to Deliver Integrated Solutions that Accelerate IT Migrations and Optimize Time and Budget. LONDON – June 27, 2017 – World Wide Technology (WWT), a market-leading technology ...

Clio Ionni
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Reality Check: Can Windows 10 Reduce Your IT Costs?

According to Gartner, 85% of enterprises are planning to get their Windows 10 migration under way before the year is out — making the newest version of Microsoft's operating system the fastest ...

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

Microsoft's biggest event of the year is now just over one month away and we couldn't be more excited! Not only will we have a booth (#1132), but many of the partners that use our Dashworks software ...

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

On May 12th 2017, the WannaCrypt ransomware cryptoworm began spreading its way across the globe, infecting unprotected machines and encrypting files. Windows 10 users were not impacted, nor were ...

Barry Angell

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

Bill Schmarzo, the CTO of Dell EMC Services, a.k.a. the “Dean of Big Data” and the author of several books on the same subject, recently published an interesting article entitled Driving Digital ...

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

 It's finally here: After years of putting up with that outdated system, you've finally got the green light for switching to Office 365, implementing a new platform like Windows 10, or rolling out a ...

Barry Angell
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Dashworks 5.1 - What You Need To Know

Juriba is proud to announce our first major product update of 2017: Dashworks 5.1! Having readied more than 5 million IT assets for migration across various enterprises, we continue to ...

Barry Angell

Windows 10 Migration: To DIY or Not to DIY?

Let me ask you a question: Are you planning to go it alone on your Windows 10 enterprise upgrade? 

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

Today's enterprise IT organizations are faced with a problem that seems as impossible to solve as the Penrose triangle. With stagnant IT budgets and resource/investment challenges, it becomes ...

Barry Angell

The Future Of IT: Self-Service IT Transformation Management

A few days before April Fool's Day 2015, Amazon announced its Amazon’s Dash Replenishment Service — a service that allows Amazon Prime members to replenish frequently-used products at the push of a ...

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

Today's executive management is fighting on several fronts: On the one side is the ever-increasing and looming cloud of Digital Disruption that is threatening well-established players even in the ...

Barry Angell
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How To Accelerate Windows 10 Upgrade Rollout With Dashworks

This article was updated in September 2018. Click here for an extensive overview of all Windows 10 Servicing related topics! A few months back, we wrote an article about the Windows 10 Servicing ...

Barry Angell

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

Like most enterprise IT project managers, you are probably up to your elbows in the midst of planning or rolling out Windows 10 to your entire user base. For your organization, this might encompass ...

Barry Angell

Dashworks Roadmap - 2017 & Beyond

Over the past year we have talked to hundreds of IT professionals. Some are enterprise IT project managers heading up large Windows 10 migration or Office 365 roll out projects, while others are CIOs ...

Barry Angell
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Windows Server 2016 & How It Will Impact Your IT Strategy

On October 15th of 2016, Microsoft released Windows Server 2016. There's been a lot of buzz about the new release, and with good reason! The latest version of the Microsoft server operating system ...

Barry Angell

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

You might have heard it before: Most large organizations will upgrade to Windows 10 in the coming 12 months. To be more precise, 64% of businesses are planning to roll out the latest version of ...

Barry Angell

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

This post is part of the "Definitive Guide To Windows 10 Servicing" blog series. Last update: Sept. 2018. A few days ago, Microsoft announced exciting details about the planned Creator Update for ...

Barry Angell

The Hidden Costs Of Your Aging IT Infrastructure

According to Gartner, worldwide IT spending is expected to reach $3.5 trillion in 2017 — representing a modest annual growth of 2.9%, which is mostly driven by new software purchases ($357 billion) ...

Barry Angell

How To Accelerate Your Enterprise Office 365 Migration With Microsoft FastTrack

If you are in the process of purchasing — or you have just purchased — an Office 365 subscription for your enterprise organization, you are probably already fretting about how you will handle this ...

Barry Angell

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

A few years ago, almost 600 IT professionals and their business counterparts were interviewed by Geneca about their IT project management expectations — with shockingly gloomy results. What stood out ...

Barry Angell
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The Basics of Planning an Enterprise Office 365 Migration

There is no question that Office 365 is taking the productivity world by storm. According to a new study by Bitglass that scanned the cloud environment of more than 120,000 companies, 59% of ...

Barry Angell

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

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 ...

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

On July 22nd 2016, Microsoft released the public preview of a new cloud-based tool called Microsoft Upgrade Analytics, a telemetry based tool designed to help organizations looking to move from older ...

Barry Angell

How To Achieve Business Intelligent IT Migration

Administrivia. That was the word that did it for me. It's not that I have a great dislike of the buzzword bingo that proliferates the management meetings of today, it's more that these highly paid ...

Barry Angell

Dashworks 5.0 - What You Need To Know

2016 has been a great year so far, first with Dashworks 4.3 released in June and now, just 4 months later, with Dashworks 5.0! After having readied for migration more than 5 million assets across ...

Barry Angell

Juriba Sponsors Hartley De Sales FC U15 Football Team

Juriba is proud to announce that in a continuing commitment to supporting the local community, we are now the proud sponsor of Kent based Under 15 Football Team, Hartley De Sales FC.

Clio Ionni
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3 Crucial Steps Every Organization Must Take Before Achieving Evergreen IT

With IT departments battling stagnant or minimal increases in budget for several years in a row, the management of a massive IT transformation projects (such as a Windows 10 upgrade) is a somewhat ...

Barry Angell