Author Archives: Aaron Suzuki

About Aaron Suzuki

Aaron Suzuki is the founder and CEO of SmartDeploy and of Prowess Consulting, a successful consulting business. Aaron bootstrapped SmartDeploy software to more than 3,000 customers and millions of managed endpoints. Today, Aaron is leading the company to extend the simplicity and cost-saving principles of SmartDeploy to complete end-user workspace management, including application delivery and compliance. Prior to SmartDeploy, Aaron served as director of Business Development at Entirenet, a Seattle-based technology consultancy. Before moving to Seattle, Aaron was president of Inetz Media Group, a web application development company based in Salt Lake City. An avid cyclist and passionate alpine skier, Aaron holds a BS degree from Brigham Young University and an MS degree from the University of Iowa. You can hear Aaron share his technology insights and experiences monthly as a cohost on Petri.com’s Enterprise Dish podcast.
06 Nov

The practical benefits of digital transformation

Digital transformation is a serious buzzword. System integrators use it to win lucrative contracts. But it can bring real benefits to businesses. Done right and done well, digital transformation updates systems from disparate applications in disconnected “silos” to connected, well-integrated modular systems that function as a cohesive whole to address business needs. It’s not easy. […]

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14 Nov

2015 Predictions: IT Strikes Back

I enjoy looking back on the prior year to see if anything happened remotely resembling our collective foresight at SmartDeploy. Some of the trends and events we predicted did occur: the PC market is stabilizing, SaaS is gaining popularity, and we did indeed see some E.U. policy reform relative to cloud services. Pretty much all […]

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22 Jan

Expiring Windows XP

Everyone has talked about it, yet we maintain our own unique perspective around Windows XP end of life. All kinds of crazy stats are still floating around about the disproportionately high rates of workstations that still run Windows XP. I still see the default Windows XP screensaver on displays in restaurants, in hospitals, and in […]

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17 Jul

Windows XP end of life

We work with customers of all sizes in a range of industries all over the world. This perspective allowed us to foresee the lag in Windows 7 migrations. Despite repeated projections of rapid Windows 7 enterprise adoption, customers told us they planned to take their time. Some began planning or knew what their Windows 7 […]

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