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.
In looking back, this year has been an interesting one for mobility. Given the amount of time the concept of data security has spent in the news cycle (Equifax breach, anyone?), itâ€™s starting to become top of mind for a growing number of organizations. And Iâ€™m not just referring to big business. Recent research has underscored the importance of mobile security in small businesses, and opened discussions about this IT priority for some who had never previously considered themselves a target for cyber criminals. Meanwhile, leading solutions providers like VMware continue to innovate and find new ways to meet such business demands.
At Tech Orchard, we are no strangers to the digital workspace, a space that is constantly evolving. We continue to see businesses challenged with balancing employee needs for productivity and mobile collaboration with a secure environment that features the same ease-of-use expected from a consumer-like experience. Underscored by the expanding bring your own device (BYOD) culture, the current digital workspace points to a clear need for unified endpoint management (UEM).