Weekly Enterprise Mobility Wrap-Up: Mar 9-13
► Apple’s most important announcements at its Apple Watch event
Apple held a “Spring Forward” event to showcase their Apple Watch. Much to our surprise they used the opportunity to introduce a new 12-inch Macbook, launch ResearchKit, and welcome HBO to Apple TV.
To give you an idea of what Apple Watch could do for you at work, here is a sampling of 12 Apple Watch apps for business. The race is on to see who will design a killer watch app. Personally, I can’t wait to start experimenting with how Sitrion ONE will behave on a wearable.
► IoT adds new wrinkle to MDM, BYOD
With the Apple Watch and the ever-increasing variety of mobile devices on corporate networks, device management is as important as ever. This proliferation of devices, also called the Internet of Things, can complicate things for IT. Luckily, companies like AirWatch and MobileIron are stepping in to take out some of the guesswork.
► What’s MAM got to do with it? (Everything.)
However, not everyone is fully on board with a device management approach. Others would rather have a more light-weight, less intrusive system of app management instead.
► The Galaxy S6 and S6 edge are the best enterprise mobile devices on the market... according to Samsung. These phones were designed with security at the forefront, which will make them appealing to IT. Especially in industries like finance and government, having Samsung KNOX built into these devices is a plus. They also include enterprise billing which will let companies separate data use between personal and work. Samsung is undoubtedly the front runner in the battle for enterprise mobile supremacy against Apple and the addition of the Galaxy S6 keeps them competitive.
► What’s taking so long…
And finally, what I find myself asking on nearly a daily basis, what’s taking so long with enterprise mobility? With so many companies placing mobile as a high priority, why does it take so long to get things off the ground? This article breaks down some of the most common roadblocks and frustrations.