Manage Amazon (AWS), Azure or IBM Cloud instances with IBM BigFix

IBM BigFix provides clients with the ability to manage hundreds of thousands of endpoints from a single console.  These can be a range of operating system types such as Windows, Linux, Apple Mac OSX and Unix.  Oh, don't forget mobile devices too! You can install your BigFix environment with an relay running in your DMZ, …

How will you support Windows XP after the 8th April 2014?

Buried inside many devices we don't consider as PCs lurks Windows XP.  These are devices like cash registers, vending machines, parking meters and automatic teller machines (ATMs). Whilst Linux is one alternative, Windows XP has provided the right mix of a reliability, multitasking and wide device support many organisations have needed.  This trusty operating system …

Using Trusted Certificates with IBM Endpoint Manager for Mobile Devices

IBM Endpoint Manager for Mobile Devices requires a certificate to manage iOS devices - through Apple’s Push Notification Service (APNS).  This APNS certificate allows the Management Extender to establish a secure, trusted channel of communication with the iOS devices.  This setup is straightforward and is detailed here.  Our MDM evaluators guide provides step by step instructions with screen …

Samsung SAFE support with IBM Endpoint Manager

IBM Endpoint Manager for Mobile Devices provides a range of Android device management.  Samsung have extended this capability for their devices via Samsung SAFE (Samsung for Enterprise). End users with Samsung Devices Users simply install the IBM Mobile Client from Google Play.   Once the app is installed, it will also prompt the user to install …

IBM Earns Leader Placement in Gartner’s 2013 Magic Quadrant for Client Management Tools

IBM Endpoint Manager was recently recognised in the Leaders quadrant in Gartner's 2013 Client Management Tools.  This is a great endorsement of IEM which excels in patch management, multiplatform support and scalability. Gartner defines Client Management Tools as: "End-user computing and support organizations use client management tools to automate system administration and support functions that would otherwise …

Setting up IBM Endpoint Manager, Software Usage Analysis (SUA) 2.0

I'd previously detailed how you can get up and running with IBM Endpoint Manager, Software Usage Analysis 1.3.   SUA 2.0 is a new release that extends IEM's software analysis capabilities to Linux/Unix systems and more IBM software products.   The following article details the differences between 1.3 and 2.0 in more detail. In the following …

Setting up IBM Endpoint Manager, Software Usage Analysis (SUA) 1.3

IBM Endpoint Manager Software Usage Analysis (otherwise known as IEM SUA) allows you to easily determine what software is deployed across your organisation and how actively it is being used on each computer.  With SUA you can easily determine whether you're effectively using more expensive software such as Microsoft Project or Visio on all of …