The evolution of technology has created an environment rife with choice. Whether maximizing the value of your Amazon Prime account or keeping your contacts up to speed on social media, weâ€™re constantly faced with making decisions about what to buy, what to share â€¦ and what device we want to use when completing these activities. Unfortunately for todayâ€™s IT teams, choice has led to the common challenge of determining how to manage multiple operating systems simultaneously â€” while eliminating the headache and cost traditionally associated with doing so.
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.
To kick off the New Year, I am thrilled to have had an opportunity to share my predictions for the direction of enterprise mobility in 2018 with our friends at Enterprise Mobility Exchange. Thanks to Jason for this great opportunity, and cheers to a safe, productive year ahead!
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.