Early this year, we all watched the legal battle between Apple and the FBI unfold about access to the iPhone 5C used in the 2015 San Bernardino massacre. The feud ended, at least temporarily, on March 28 when the FBI withdrew its case from the courts after a third-party managed to unlock the device. With no real resolution provided, additional court cases have popped up surrounding the critical issue of digital privacy, and this month, the Florida Court of Appeals ruled that the government can force an iPhone user to release the passcode to unlock his/her phone.
As part of a comprehensive mobile strategy, many companies today choose to use one of a number of popular cloud-based file storage solutions, like Box, Dropbox or Google Drive. These tools provide users anytime access to the data they need from any device with an internet connection. Recently, Dropbox announced that its Dropbox Business product would be entering into a partnership with security vendor Symantec as part of a broader update to enhance its enterprise security credibility.
Throughout the past 20 years, our access to information has significantly changed. The evolution of the world wide web and immediacy with which we can connect to the internet has made it possible for us to get answers to our most pressing questions without hesitation. While that is changing lives from the classroom to the workplace, it is also changing the face of some industries rather dramatically. Take healthcare, for example, a vertical that is seeing some tremendous shifts in everything from research and treatment to doctor-patient relationships.
From the telephone to email to intranets to enterprise social networks, businesses have long worked to apply the latest technologies in the hopes of improving efficiency and productivity. Despite the effort, it appears many companies are currently missing the mark. In fact, according to a recent Global Engagement Survey conducted by Oracle, 56 percent of employees reported not having access to the latest technology needed to do their jobs well.
As enterprises began favoring the shift from software running on PCs to mobile devices connected to cloud services, Microsoft 365 was all but written off by many of its critics. Fortunately for Microsoft, their vision for remaking the company into a subscription provider whose customers rent, rather than buy, software is paying off. In fact, according to Skyhighâ€™s Office 365 Adoption & Risk Report issued in second quarter 2016, one out of every five corporate employees was using an Office 365 cloud service, up from less than 7 percent just nine months prior. Put another way, in the last two years Office 365 has eclipsed all other cloud providers to emerge as the most widely used enterprise cloud service by user count.
Last week, the Apple event put to rest much of the speculation surrounding the evolution of the iPhone 7, iOS 10, Apple Watch Series 2 and solutions for listening to music on a device without a 3.5mm headphone jack. Our friends at AirWatch have done a fantastic job summarizing the top 15 things you need to know about this Apple event, including pertinent information for AirWatch users who will want to take steps to address the roll-out of iOS10 across the enterprise.