Enterprise Systems

DSC vs. GPO vs. SCCM vs. MDM (Intune)

Microsoft Windows administrators now have a number of ways for managing their estates. Group Policy (GPO) Allows very fine-grained control over every aspect of Windows. Primarily aimed at Windows desktops. Requires Active Directory (AD) and very careful configuration. Requires well trained specialist staff to get it right. System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) Allows central control over software delivery. Also requires AD. Configuration of delivery packages can be complex and very careful change control is required.

Presentation: Security and Governance in the Cloud

Here is a presentation that I did recently for NHS CIO’s and CCIO’s. It is all about how NHS England has followed a journey to cloud services and the IT Security & Information Governance issues we had to deal with along the way. It tries┬áto also show other NHS organisations how they might work towards similar aims. Security and governance in the cloud from Julian Knight

Stay Secure! The Latest Recommendations for IT Security

Individuals and enterprises do not understand the value of their Information nor how to protect it. This article attempts to reveal simple and practical ways to protect IT assets and outlines some of the latest thinking and tools from industry experts.

Microsoft 64-bit Application Support (lack-of)

Microsoft's 64-bit support is still sorely fragmented as we find out with a brand new laptop trying to access Microsoft SharePoint.

Enterprise System Design and Accessibility

It isn't just web pages that are required to meet accessibility standards and laws. **All** applications have to. This short article is a reminder to application designers and builders regarding the standards and legal obligations they have to meet.