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.
Of all the day-to-day tasks of IT administrators, the process of imaging and configuring PCs has been one of the most time-intensive and mundane. Historically, companies either dedicated internal resources or paid third-party companies to handle this process, which resulted in long delays for the average user to receive a first-time or replacement laptop or desktop. With the Windows 10 operating system, Microsoft AutoPilot and VMware Workspace ONE, everything has changed. PC users can now experience what we get when we order and receive a new Apple or Android device.
The future is no longer on a distant horizon: Mobility has overtaken the desktop as a fundamental part of how business is conducted; cloud adoption is prompting businesses to transform how they roll out applications and services with the promise of a more agile and automated IT infrastructure; IoT is connecting greater numbers of devices; and big data is gathering information on everything from telemetry readings of sensors to how many calories have been burned during an afternoon walk. The security implications among all of these elements are significant.