Mac Integration Webinar Series for Enterprise IT

November 10, 2009 in Seminars and Events (E)

[] Sunnyvale, California - In response to demand from enterprise IT managers, the Enterprise Desktop Alliance today launched a series of technical webinars focusing on specific issues that IT professionals confront as they integrate Macs into their organizations. The webcasts cover Mac integration topics at a level that is useful for administrators and managers and helps them to set strategy and to implement tactical solutions.

The first webcast in the series "Centralized Mac Home Directories with ExtremeZ-IP and Centrify DirectControl" provided configuration insights for alternative configurations of Mac home directories on Windows servers and for leveraging Microsoft's Distributed File System (DFS). This webinar and its companion tech note are currently available on-demand in the Enterprise Desktop Alliance Resource Center.

An upcoming webcast on Tuesday November 10, 2009 - "Your Mac Users Deserve Quality Support Too" shows the additional benefits of using a cross-platform client management solution from LANrev in conjunction with a cross-platform helpdesk and knowledge base solution from Web Help Desk to deliver the same support for Macs as PCs without having to maintain separate management infrastructures and administrative expertise. People can register for this event at the Enterprise Desktop Alliance web site.

Subsequent webcasts will address topics that were identified by the IT community as important issues in Mac integration. These include:
* Security & Data Protection in a Heterogeneous Organization - Securing systems and data centrally and in a uniform way regardless of whether the platform is a Mac or a PC
* Snow Leopard in The Enterprise - Enterprise integration and management solutions for Snow Leopard Macs and Windows 7 PCs and Windows Server 2008

Solutions from Enterprise Desktop Alliance member companies enable IT departments to deploy, integrate and manage Macs throughout their organizations by applying the same standard Windows-based management tools to support Macs as they do Windows. By leveraging a centralized, uniform, management platform, administrators can deliver identical services and exercise the same controls for both Macs and Windows. Enterprise Desktop Alliance cross-platform solutions address: identity and access management, systems lifecycle management, file and print services, virtualization, data protection and service desk management.


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