Posts Tagged ‘318’

Microsoft’s System Center Configuration Manager 2012

Sunday, March 18th, 2012

Microsoft has released the Beta 2 version of System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) aka System Center 2012. SCCM is a powerful tool that Microsoft has been developing for over a decade. It started as an automation tool and has grown into a full-blown management tool that allows you to manage, update, and distribute software, license, policies and a plethora of other amazing features to users, workstation, servers, and devices including mobile devices and tablets. The new version has been simplified infrastructure-wise, without losing functionality compared to previous versions.

SCCM provides end-users with a easy to use web portal that will allow them to choose what software they want easily, providing an instant response to install the application in a timely manner. For Mobile devices the management console has an exchange connector and will support any device that can use Exchange Active Sync protocol. It will allow you to push policies and settings to your devices (i.e. encryption configurations, security settings, etc…). Windows phone 7 features are also manageable through SCCM.

The Exchange component sits natively with the configuration manager and does not have to interface with Exchange directly to be utilized. You can also define minimal rights for people to just install and/or configure what they need and nothing more. The bandwidth usage can be throttled to govern its impact on the local network.

SCCM will also interface with Unix and Linux devices, allowing multiple platform and device management. At this point, many 3rd party tools such as the Casper Suite and Absolute Manage also plug into SCCM nicely. Overall this is a robust tool for the multi platform networks that have so commonly developed in today’s business needs everywhere.

Microsoft allows you to try the software at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/system-center/default.aspx. For more information, contact your 318 Professional Services Manager or sales@318.com if you do not yet have one.

318 Director of Technology Interviewed By V3

Saturday, March 5th, 2011

Charles Edge, Director of Technology at 318, did an interview with Iain Thomson of V3, a popular UK-based technology news site. The article, available at http://www.v3.co.uk/v3/analysis/2275079/apple-ipad-tablets-enterprise looks at iPads in enterprise environments. While I don’t agree with the fact that iPad 2 provides little reason to upgrade, I do think the article turned out pretty good.

If you are interested in purchasing iPad 2, please contact your 318 professional services manager and we can get a quote out to you asap!

An Interview with Kevin Klein

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

Today, TechTarget.com ran an article with an interview from Kevin Klein, the CEO of 318.

With the plethora of Apple iPhones and iPads used for business, security solution providers may be considering expanding their Apple device security offerings. To address this strategy, SearchSecurityChannel.com interviewed Kevin Klein, president and CEO of Santa Monica, Calif.-based solution provider 318 Inc., which specializes in securing Apple devices in its customers’ enterprises.

Click here to read the full article.

OmniGraffle Tips & Tricks

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

Here are some great OmniGraffle Tips and Tricks!

Tier Zero Asset Development

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

The staff at 318 is responsible for developing over 75 courses, 40 exams and thousands of pages of assets for ourselves and our customers, including vendors that you may have obtained certifications through. 318 is a firm believer in education, developing a substantial amount of documentation and testing materials for our own internal use and exclusive use for various customers. We are able to do this because we have a strong emphasis on education, which can be seen by the fact that 7 of our staff have become technical authors publishing books while at 318.

But developing assets that can be leveraged to decrease Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for an organization is arguably a different beast. FAQs, knowledge base articles and pre-populated wiki entries are only the beginning to the self-servicing power that can be unleashed for your users. Concerned that you don’t have the deep technical backgrounds, the time to develop the required assets or the writing experience on staff, then let 318 work with you to develop a plan and assets that can be provided in a variety of means to meet the needs of your dynamically changing user base.

Contact 318 today for more on leveraging our experience to help you with your emerging zero asset needs.

Snow Leopard Videos on the 318 YouTube Channel

Friday, August 28th, 2009

You can also view the videos individually by clicking on http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=EFFC3A3FF65CC37D.

Searching All 318.com Sites

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

318 is often called on to help bring together a comprehensive and cohesive web presence and strategy for organizations. We also strive to continually refine our own presence. As such 318 has added a new search engine to our sites at http://www.318.com/search, which we hope will allow for maximum visibility into the information that we have provided to the community, and will continue to provide as time goes on. This portal can be used to search all outwardly facing aspects of the 318.com web presence (and it’s pretty sexy lookin’ to boot if we don’t say so ourselves).

318 Now on Twitter

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

318 is excited to announce that we are now on Twitter.  You should follow us! We’re at https://twitter.com/318INC.