IT teams are constantly tasked with managing devices that must be upgraded and transitioned between users. Plus, as the evolution of devices and operating systems continues, users and workplaces must evaluate the need for integrating new devices in the mix. Rather than spend countless hours and money setting up these devices to balance security needs and employee wants, VMwareâ€™s Workspace ONE is committed to enhancing the out-of-box experience (OOBE) for all devices using any OS.
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.
Most businesses today continue to sink a large portion of their IT budget into Microsoft Windows desktop/server OS, config management and Office products, with an overwhelming trend in adopting a cloud model. Therefore, employees are consuming Office apps on mobile devices almost as much as traditional PCs. Â
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.