For several years now, weâ€™ve been watching wearable technology infiltrate our lives. From smart watches to activity trackers available from dozens of manufacturers, these devices have some people checking their wrists almost as frequently as most check their phones. While the advent of wearables seemed to be primarily focused in the consumer sector at launch, this technology has swiftly shifted into being a productivity magnet for busy adults trying to manage everything from their calendars and in-boxes to their to-do lists. As an IT leader, what should you know about wearables in the workplace?
As a mobile IT company, we love many devices and many OSes. It probably comes as no surprise then that this knowledge of technology translates into a lot of questions from our friends, family and colleagues about troubleshooting issues and incorporating the tricks of the trade to make these devices work for various users. We ran across this article sharing some really great tips iPhone users can leverage to get the most from their smartphones. And donâ€™t forget about a previous Tech Orchard Tips article detailing how toÂ maximize your iPhone battery lifeÂ if youâ€™re struggling with that problem!
Last October, we shared an article from the VMware blog introducing the concept of easy onboarding using the combination of Microsoft AutoPilot and VMwareâ€™s Workspace ONE for devices running Windows 10. To simplify the onboarding process even further, a Dell and VMware partnership now makes it possible for devices to be delivered straight from the factory to the end user with AirWatch Auto Enrollment enabled upon first use.
For years Apple has developed a reputation for customer-centric design and has built an incredible brand following in doing so. Therefore, the news of the company admitting to purposely slowing older iPhone models came as a bit of a shock to many. But what does it really mean to the future of Apple? Will the iPhone throttling scandal have a long-term affect on its customer loyalty … or has the fallout already come and gone? Our own Phil Poje weighs in on CRN.
As consumers adjust their technology preferences, some such preferences are making their way into the workplace as well. One notable change is to the preferred browser. Internet Explorer was the most popular web browser through 2015 until Chrome overtook the top spot in 2016, according to a Net Market Share report. The popularity of Chrome has been expanded and refined in the increasingly popular Chromebook devices on the market, which offer “the best of Google built-in.” To help companies address and manage these devices, VMware released the industry’s first unified endpoint management (UEM) support for the Chrome operating system (Chrome OS) through Workspace ONE.