Managing the Desktop

David Soll

PCs once were really ``personal'' but today they have become an integral part of the overall business automation system that is comprised of components. This move into the centralized IS community brings with it a myriad of problems, one of the most notable is the management of these ``personal'' machines. The IS community has developed policies and procedures for computer operations and management of the mainframe environment. Most of these policies and procedures are based on the basic requirement for IS to provide a reliable and secure computing environment. These basic requirements have not changed with the advent of the PC but the methods for accomplishing the objective have changed. Technologies exist to assist in the central management of networked PCs, but they are far from complete.

David Soll has spent the past four years developing technologies, processes, and procedures for centralized management of PCs. Currently Mr. Soll's concepts and technologies are in use by a number of Fortune 500 companies to manage thousands of PCs.

Mr. Soll's presentation will discuss many of the issues in managing PCs on a network as well as many of the philosophies that will back up the practical implementation of a managed environment.

David Soll is the Vice President of Advanced Technology for Omicron Consulting in Philadelphia. Omicron is a consulting firm that specializes in many areas of PC technologies including application development, network services, integration services, and more.

Date: Thursday March 14, 1996, 8:00 pm
Location: Auditorium, David Sarnoff Research Center, 201 Washington Road (Rt 571 1/4 mile south of US 1), Princeton, NJ

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