Weekly Enterprise Mobility Wrap-Up: Feb 9-13
► Obama, Apple seek tech détente at Cybersecurity Summit
This past week, President Obama held an inaugural Cybersecurity Summit to coordinate efforts between the government and tech companies to protect data. Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke at the event, which focused on issues around privacy and security. Other big players in the tech industry, namely Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer, and Google’s Larry Page all opted to skip the event.
► iOS News
When it was first introduced, the iOS “kill switch” was criticized as being too far-reaching. But it turns out to have proven effective as smartphone theft drops in London, San Francisco, and New York.
iOS 9 is not too far away and rumors are starting to surface that the focus of it will be stability and performance, not so much on new features. This is great news as iOS 8 proved to be a troubling upgrade for many users.
► Why BYOD survived in 2014 and will prosper in 2015
Despite some criticisms, mostly around security, BYOD isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. One inhibitor of BYOD adoption, the difficulties around splitting the bill between employee and employer for data use, has now become easier as AT&T has partnered with a number of MDM vendors to manage this.
► Microsoft continuing to add depth to its mobile offerings with Sunrise
Last week Microsoft announced a new Outlook app for iOS and Android, showing their initiative in expanding their mobile offering. Now they've announced the purchase of Sunrise, a calendar app, to add to their catalog.