The iPhone security enhancements you need to know about

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Apple has officially set the date for its next iPhone event as September 12, 2018. The company is expected to announce a new line-up of iPhones and perhaps some other hardware. Of course, new phones means a new mobile operating system: iOS 12. And while iOS 12 will deliver improvements designed to increase operating system […]

Why consumer-market leader Android is an enterprise runner-up

Google’s Android mobile operating system dominates the global consumer smartphone market with an 88% share through the third quarter of last year, compared to a 12% share for Apple’s iOS. The race is much closer in the U.S., where Android’s market lead in the three months ending in November 2016 was 55% to 44%, according […]

Will this Google upgrade boost productivity for mobile workers?

The most important business case for enterprise mobility is increased productivity. Armed with their own (or company-issued) mobile devices and innumerable mobile apps, today’s enterprise employees are able to be as productive on the go as they are behind a desktop in the office. Theoretically, anyway. The truth, as most mobile workers know, is that […]

10 years with the iPhone: How the enterprise has changed

For the next few months, we will be reading plenty about the first iPhone, which was unveiled by Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs on January 9, 2007, and finally released to the public less than six months later. The phone was tiny, and the display resolution blurry by today’s standards. But it included a […]

Apple unveils iOS 10, Siri upgrades

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Consumers get excited when a technology company promises its latest version will be the “biggest release yet,” but for IT pros, the phrase usually conjures visions of integration and security challenges. Apple is touting iOS 10 as the most significant update yet to its mobile operating system. The iPhone maker unveiled details of iOS 10 — […]

Is Apple’s App Store security overrated?

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The prevalent wisdom in the enterprise world is that Android is a prime target of hackers and malware creators because Apple’s iOS mobile operating system and its online App Store are more secure than their counterparts from Google. Maybe it’s time to rethink the prevalent wisdom. A new report by mobile security vendor Appthority concludes: “The […]

Is Android finally penetrating the enterprise market?

Apple’s dominant position in the enterprise mobility market is rapidly eroding. The latest quarterly enterprise mobile report from Good Technology shows iOS ceding considerable ground in device activations, falling to 64 percent in the second quarter from 70 percent just one quarter earlier. Android activations, meanwhile, climbed to 32 percent in Q2 from 26 percent […]

Is your enterprise suffering from Apple neglect?

With nearly three-quarters (72%) of the enterprise market, Apple’s iOS mobile operating system is the undisputed king of workplace mobility. But the king does not treat its subjects equally, some complain. “Unless they commit to buying 10,000 iPads or other Apple devices,” CIO.com’s Matt Kapko writes, “enterprises are essentially on their own when it comes to […]

The key to getting employees to secure their mobile devices

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Ask just about any IT professional to name the biggest threat to enterprise network and data security, and they almost assuredly will say it’s their employees. And for good reason. Until they are replaced by robots, enterprise employees will remain maddeningly human. They forget things, they cut corners, they don’t listen, they take chances (in […]

Samsung and BlackBerry: A formidable enterprise mobile partnership?

There’s always a rumor that someone is going to buy BlackBerry. That’s what happens when your market share and market cap tank: You become buyout bait. The latest speculation has South Korean electronics giant — and world’s largest Android manufacturer — Samsung either acquiring BlackBerry or buying a major stake in the Canada-based former global smartphone […]