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Author: Stacy Leidwinger, V.P. of Product

Who Really Owns Employee Onboarding & Offboarding? Show Me The Ownership!

December 10, 2015

All too often, the complex and critical process of onboarding and offboarding is carved up into pieces, with little real holistic ownership. If no one truly owns the process, who ensures employees have the tools they need to be productive from day one? Or that company access is revoked immediately when employees depart, protecting the company from potentially serious security risks? « Read More

Driving Digital Business Through Influence, Not Control

November 17, 2015

Last week I had the honor of traveling to Barcelona for the Gartner EMEA Symposium 2015 where there were a number of impactful statements being shared by Gartner, attendees and other industry experts. The theme could not be missed – IT must shift their focus from controlling how technology is deployed « Read More

A More Human Way to Do – Delivering Technology to People, not Devices

August 26, 2015

This past weekend I was catching up on my guilty pleasure, Master Chef, when I saw my first Windows 10 TV commercial ‘The future starts now’. (Thanks to my husband who was slow with the remote skipping commercials, I actually watched this one). Besides being a feel-good video, the ending tag « Read More

IT Must Take a Leap of Faith into the Future of Digital Workplaces

June 16, 2015

Today, I am in Orlando at the Gartner IT Operations Strategies & Solutions Summit and if I could summarize this year’s theme it would be the call for a “New Tomorrow”. One that offers a new normal for IT with increased business alignment, greater agility and less control. Yes that « Read More

All About that Bass…I Mean Experience at Citrix Synergy

June 1, 2015

I had the opportunity to attend Citrix Synergy 2015 a few weeks ago, and if I had to describe the event in one word it would be “experience.” That’s for two reasons:All 1.  In the sessions I attended, the core focus was the user experience. Mark Templeton himself recognized it « Read More

Truth #5 Embracing Employee Empowerment Can Promote Strong Security Practices

May 29, 2015

I am going to ask that for this short post that you take a leap of faith with me – imagine a world of “trust-based security” practices. Practices that don’t restrict or limit employees, but rather empower each individual to make the best choices on behalf of their organization when « Read More

Security Tip: Low-Pain, High-Gain Whitelisting with IBM Endpoint Manager

May 21, 2015

If you’re responsible for security at your organization, you probably face two challenges: 1.   Mitigating the growing range of internal and external threats your organization faces. 2.  Stretching the limited resources you’ve been given for the job. With IBM Endpoint Manager—and a little help from RES Software —you can « Read More

Truth #4 A Mobile/Consumerized World Requires Real-Time, Context Awareness

April 29, 2015

When I ask people how the world they work in today is different than 10 years ago, the most popular answers is – it’s more mobile. Do you remember a time when you didn’t get email on your phone or couldn’t request a car service through an app? The Future « Read More

Truth #3 Forget About Being Reactive, or Even Proactive. Today, IT Must Become Predictive

April 2, 2015

Think about your life today. When are your interests and actions not being anticipated and predicted by someone or some company? From online shopping recommendations, to the “you might like this” this movie suggestions and recommended news articles – customized information and services are continually being pushed to you as « Read More

Truth #2 Security Can’t Come at the Cost of User Enablement

March 30, 2015

I was talking with a customer the other day, an IT guy (yes, I know there are “IT gals” out there – but this one happened to be a guy), and one of his statements struck me. He said… “The world I work in today is very different from five « Read More