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Juriba Makes Multi-Year Product Development Investment

Thu, 25 February 2021 - By

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 Evergreen IT and IT transformation management.

But in 2021, thanks to our almost explosive growth and the investment by BGF in 2020, Juriba is able to kick it's product development into hyper-drive. I am thrilled to announce that we have recently committed to a significant multi-million dollar, multi-year investment focusing on cloud capabilities, enhancing Dashworks' feature set, deepening the platform's integrations, and much more.

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

Thu, 04 February 2021 - By

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 usage has grown by 894% since the pandemic began (Aternity). According to Forrester, remote work levels will settle in at about three times more than what they were pre-pandemic by the end of 2021. This means that enterprises now need to move quickly to a more permanent solution to keep employees happy and productivity up.

But organizations with complex on-premise email environments who are looking to move to M365 are finding the transition rocky and cumbersome if done using spreadsheets or cobbled together databases.

But there is a better (and much faster) way! Over the past few years, we at Juriba have been fortunate to help enterprises manage several very large and complex Exchange on-premise to Microsoft 365 migration projects — readying more than one million mailboxes for migration so far. This allowed us to fine tune an already highly automated (and therefore accelerated) transformation process — condensing dozens of manual, repetitive, and labour-intensive tasks into a simple 2-click process. Here is how it is done.

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Introducing Your Go-To Resource For Evergreen IT Management

Tue, 26 January 2021 - By

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, and make your job easier. But the topic — often also referred to as Continuous IT Transformation Management, Business-as-Usual Management, or Release Management — is huge and can cause a lot of confusion and frustration. In an effort to provide you with an overview of the entire subject, as well as neatly organize all relevant articles, we created "The Ultimate Guide To Evergreen IT Management".  

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Why Digital Experience Management Matters Now More Than Ever

Tue, 12 January 2021 - By

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 World Economic Forum revealed that 98% of the workforce would like to work remotely at least some of the time for the rest of their working lives. This newly found work flexibility is especially important for working parents. In the past, only 46% of parents wanted to work remotely, but the pandemic has increased that number to 86%.

Here at Juriba, we have been working remotely from the start and we certainly understand the benefits that come with the new demand to be able to Work-From-Anywhere. We also know it comes with its own set of challenges, e.g., maintaining a healthy work-life balance and making a point to facilitate open communication and collaboration.

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

Thu, 07 January 2021 - By

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 MSIX and beyond. Today, I want to walk you through why self-service is intrinsically linked with the future of app packaging and testing and how Juriba's Application Manager enables you to do this right now.

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

Mon, 06 April 2020 - By

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 customers, extending leniencies in terms of support and payment plans, or even finding new ways how their products and services can be applied in this new working environment.

Microsoft has trickled out several announcements over the last few weeks regarding their Windows 10 support model, release schedule changes, and more. While you might have seen one or two already, we will summarize all of them below because you have other things to do right now than read two dozen news articles.

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The Real-World Cost Of Running A Windows 10 Upgrade

Mon, 03 February 2020 - By

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 is releasing two major feature upgrades every year: one in spring (18 months support) and one in fall (30 months support).

Microsoft's preferred way for organizations to manage their Windows-as-a-Service is to adopt an Evergreen IT approach that allows you to organize your IT environment in such a way that you can upgrade all of your users within six to nine months in Business-as-Usual mode. 

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Reference Point: All Windows 10 Versions Release & EOL Dates (Updated November 2020)

Tue, 14 January 2020 - By

This blog post has been updated as of November 16, 2020, 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, Microsoft has changed the EOL dates of its Windows 10 versions — some of them multiple times — leading to confusion as to when specific versions are actually going to finish their support cycle. A lot of the confusion is due to the following facts:

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Microsoft Decouples New Features From Windows 10 Feature Releases

Mon, 30 December 2019 - By

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 version of the 20H1) was available. However, other parts of his article made seasoned Microsoft experts wonder whether or not the software giant decouples its feature releases from its official Windows 10 upgrade releases.

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

Mon, 25 November 2019 - By

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 whom?

Generally, there are two ways you could do this:

  1. Assign everyone a migration date and work towards that date (we call this approach right-to-left), or
  2. You dynamically calculate the best candidates and provide migration dates accordingly (we refer to this as left-to-right).

While both ways have their pros and cons, one is definitely better suited for today's fast-paced changes and to manage Evergreen IT. Let's take a closer look.

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The Basics Of Planning Your Enterprise Desktop Migration to Windows 10

Thu, 30 January 2020 - By

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 of 2018, Windows 10 reached more than 50 percent market share in August 2019 — more than four years after its initial release! 

As of January 14th, 2020, Windows 7 is officially dead. While you can buy extended support until 2023, every month you are not moving to Windows 10 is going to cost you dearly. In addition to the pricey ESU fees, you are exposing your environment to security vulnerabilities that can result in costly data breaches, malware attacks, or other problems. Your employee technology experience will decline, resulting in lower talent retention rates as well as productivity loss. And the list goes on. The point is, enterprises simply cannot afford to not upgrade as quickly as possible. 

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

Thu, 04 February 2021 - By

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 usage has grown by 894% since the pandemic began (Aternity). According to Forrester, remote work levels will settle in at about three times more than what they were pre-pandemic by the end of 2021. This means that enterprises now need to move quickly to a more permanent solution to keep employees happy and productivity up.

But organizations with complex on-premise email environments who are looking to move to M365 are finding the transition rocky and cumbersome if done using spreadsheets or cobbled together databases.

But there is a better (and much faster) way! Over the past few years, we at Juriba have been fortunate to help enterprises manage several very large and complex Exchange on-premise to Microsoft 365 migration projects — readying more than one million mailboxes for migration so far. This allowed us to fine tune an already highly automated (and therefore accelerated) transformation process — condensing dozens of manual, repetitive, and labour-intensive tasks into a simple 2-click process. Here is how it is done.

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

Tue, 21 July 2020 - By

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 planning to adopt Office 365 across their IT environment. The move to Office 365 also needs to go fast for enterprises that are still running Office 2010, as that product goes end-of-life in October, and there will be no extended support from Microsoft.

Taking the above into consideration, many businesses have turned to Microsoft's Readiness Toolkit for Office add-ins and VBA (hereafter referred to as Readiness Toolkit) to help prepare for the migration. This post will take a closer look at what the Readiness Toolkit is, what it can and can't do, and how to maximize its potential.

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

Tue, 19 January 2021 - By

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 and service integrators. It got me thinking: Microsoft has been touting MSIX for two years now and despite the tremendous benefits the new packaging format brings, it seems like neither software vendors or end-user enterprises have really embraced it yet.

There is no doubt in my mind that MSIX is the future of application packaging — so why haven't enterprises fully bought into it yet? What are the roadblocks they are facing? Let's have a closer look at that today.

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

Thu, 07 January 2021 - By

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 MSIX and beyond. Today, I want to walk you through why self-service is intrinsically linked with the future of app packaging and testing and how Juriba's Application Manager enables you to do this right now.

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

Wed, 23 December 2020 - By

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 containerization, there are six distinct ways we expect application packaging and testing to improve over the next few years. 

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Press Release: Juriba Acquires AppAvail to Enable Automated Application Management in the Enterprise

Fri, 27 November 2020 - By

The combination of Juriba’s leading Evergreen IT Command & Control Platform and AppAvail’s Automated Application Smoke Testing, UAT and Packaging Software, Enables Modern Enterprise IT Management.

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Top 10 Features Of The New Juriba Dashworks Application Manager

Wed, 25 November 2020 - By

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, operations, and other team members to package and test their applications using self-service, making it a significantly faster, more reliable, and more cost-effective alternative to traditional tools. The new Juriba Dashworks Application Manager brings a tremendous amount of value-add, so I will highlight some of my favorite features to give you a glimpse of the power under the hood of our new automated packaging and smoke testing solution.

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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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Juriba Makes Multi-Year Product Development Investment

Thu, 25 February 2021 - By

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 Evergreen IT and IT transformation management.

But in 2021, thanks to our almost explosive growth and the investment by BGF in 2020, Juriba is able to kick it's product development into hyper-drive. I am thrilled to announce that we have recently committed to a significant multi-million dollar, multi-year investment focusing on cloud capabilities, enhancing Dashworks' feature set, deepening the platform's integrations, and much more.

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Juriba Partners with Aternity to Drive Digital Transformation Success

Thu, 29 October 2020 - By

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 28, 2020 – Aternity®, the enterprise-class Digital Experience Management Company™, announced today that it is partnering with Juriba, a leader in Enterprise IT migration software to improve the digital transformation experience for the enterprise. The combination of Aternity and Juriba’s powerful software platforms will provide global enterprises with the opportunity to drive accelerated digital transformation projects, while proactively managing end-user experience.

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How To Build An Optimized Evergreen IT Tool Stack

Tue, 08 September 2020 - By

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 application lifecycle management, a VDI migration, or any other project. Many of you found the blog post useful. To make it even more actionable for you, I wanted to share with you some ideas on how to build an optimized tool stack around this process framework. 

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BGF Invests In Juriba To Accelerate Company Growth

Wed, 01 July 2020 - By

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 development and drive international scale.

Juriba was created in 2008 and is led by Barry Angell, Julia Bell and Iain Fraser, The company is a fast-growth technology business that specializes in digital transformation software, providing innovative solutions for medium-sized to large corporations and multinational organisations,

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176% ROI By Managing Multiple Evergreen IT Projects With Dashworks

Mon, 16 March 2020 - By

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 of needing dedicated resources and budget despite the common perception. We felt like we were only telling you half of the story, so here's the other half: the calculation changes when you add more Evergreen IT projects into the mix!

The thing is, Evergreen IT is like a flywheel. It spins faster if you apply force and slows down when you apply friction. By managing more Evergreen IT projects utilizing the same centralized management platform and standardized processes, you create velocity that spins your Evergreen IT process faster — resulting in significantly higher return-on-investment and potential savings.

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Top 10 Features Of The New Juriba Dashworks Application Manager

Wed, 25 November 2020 - By

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, operations, and other team members to package and test their applications using self-service, making it a significantly faster, more reliable, and more cost-effective alternative to traditional tools. The new Juriba Dashworks Application Manager brings a tremendous amount of value-add, so I will highlight some of my favorite features to give you a glimpse of the power under the hood of our new automated packaging and smoke testing solution.

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Juriba Partners with Aternity to Drive Digital Transformation Success

Thu, 29 October 2020 - By

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 28, 2020 – Aternity®, the enterprise-class Digital Experience Management Company™, announced today that it is partnering with Juriba, a leader in Enterprise IT migration software to improve the digital transformation experience for the enterprise. The combination of Aternity and Juriba’s powerful software platforms will provide global enterprises with the opportunity to drive accelerated digital transformation projects, while proactively managing end-user experience.

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BGF Invests In Juriba To Accelerate Company Growth

Wed, 01 July 2020 - By

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 development and drive international scale.

Juriba was created in 2008 and is led by Barry Angell, Julia Bell and Iain Fraser, The company is a fast-growth technology business that specializes in digital transformation software, providing innovative solutions for medium-sized to large corporations and multinational organisations,

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

Fri, 17 April 2020 - By

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 half-time or more." There are many reasons for this. Many office-based employees enjoy the social aspect of being physically co-located and, for some younger employees, a hip workplace is a big plus when accepting a job offer. On the hiring side, managers fear losing control of their workforce and not being able to tell if people are slacking off. And, of course, there are the misconceptions from friends and family about whether or not you have a "proper" job.

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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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Neil Wheeler

Neil Wheeler

Neil is Chief Solution Architect at Juriba who has been with the company since it was founded in 2008. He is an experienced consultant who has helped companies manage millions of migrations to their next IT platform using Dashworks. He uses his extensive knowledge of Dashworks and years of real-world experience to design enterprise level solutions for some of Juriba's largest and most diverse customers.

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

Feb 4, 2021 10:58:04 AM / by Neil Wheeler

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 usage has grown by 894% since the pandemic began (Aternity). According to Forrester, remote work levels will settle in at about three times more than what they were pre-pandemic by the end of 2021. This means that enterprises now need to move quickly to a more permanent solution to keep employees happy and productivity up.

But organizations with complex on-premise email environments who are looking to move to M365 are finding the transition rocky and cumbersome if done using spreadsheets or cobbled together databases.

But there is a better (and much faster) way! Over the past few years, we at Juriba have been fortunate to help enterprises manage several very large and complex Exchange on-premise to Microsoft 365 migration projects — readying more than one million mailboxes for migration so far. This allowed us to fine tune an already highly automated (and therefore accelerated) transformation process — condensing dozens of manual, repetitive, and labour-intensive tasks into a simple 2-click process. Here is how it is done.

Topics: Office 365 Evergreen IT

How We Mathematically Calculate Deployment Rings For Maximum Velocity

Oct 31, 2019 2:01:00 PM / by Neil Wheeler

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.

Topics: Dashworks Windows 10 Servicing