Winter 2010 - Issue 50

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The Cloud: Changing How IT Delivers Services

It's end-user control or chaos

by Mark Shavlik, President & CEO, Shavlik Technologies

Need a pair of shoes? Or an airline ticket? Or a book? Or 100 servers? No problem. Go online to instantaneously (nearly) fulfill your needs. Instant gratification may be the single greatest driver in the revolution fuelled by virtualization and delivering software and services from the Cloud. Today, more and more vendors like ourselves are launching new services and feeding this desire. Businesses are only beginning to understand the impact.

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Both NetChk Protect 7.2 and NetChk Configure 4.2 now fully support Windows 7 for use as a console or a target machine, and also support the Windows Server 2008 Family R2 (excluding Server Core) for use as a console or a target machine. Shavlik Security Intelligence fully supports the latest versions of NetChk Protect and NetChk Configure, including software asset management and Antivirus + Antispyware protection activities and status.

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How Chiron Pharmaceuticals Improved Its Patch Management Process 10-Fold with Shavlik NetChk Protect

Imagine the challenges of ensuring patch compliancy for 4,500 devices on 3,500 workstations and 1,000 servers. Using Shavlik NetChk Protect, Chiron IT staff no longer struggle to deploy critical security patches and centrally audit and continuously confirm that the patches on all of their network devices are up to date. Read More

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The myth that virtual machines can't be adequately patched is just that ... a myth.

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