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Android is dominating the mobile market, but Google is still looking at new realms to conquer, and next on the horizon may be the enterprise. According to The Information’s two sources, (behind a paywall), Google is making a concerted effort to claim the enterprise ground that BlackBerry once held and preventing Apple from grabbing the same. With the next release of Android, we should be seeing some business-friendly features that include the ability to store data directly on secure chips as well as stronger encryption overall. There could be apps that require special authentication such... Read more...
Levi Strauss & Co. may have secured naming rights the San Francisco 49ers’ new stadium (aka “The Field Of Jeans”) by forking over something on the order of $220 million smackers, but Intel will be inside, as it were. The company announced today that it will be the stadium’s “preferred technology partner”, bringing loads of technological solutions and fan-facing features starting in 2014. Intel will also get naming and branding rights for the Northwest Plaza pedestrian area, which will be renamed “Intel Plaza”. Artist rendering of Intel Plaza (Credit:... Read more...
In the continuing effort to make BYOD work better in the enterprise, BlackBerry announced Secure Work Space for iOS and Android with the latest update to BlackBerry Enterprise Service v.10.1.1. Simply put, Secure Work Space is a tool that keeps your work life and personal life separated on a single device. For individual users, this allows them to keep their personal apps and data away from their work-related items and enjoy some privacy. For companies, this allows for much greater control over crucial aspects of management such as a security, as they don’t have to fuss with every employee’s... Read more...
Earlier this year, the IDC forecasted a 1.3% decline in PC shipments, which was supposed to be followed by a gradual increase, but now the research firm has adjusted its predictions dramatically: The IDC expects the PC market to drop 7.8% this year and another 1.2% in 2014; it won’t bounce back up until 2015, and even then, it will only grow 1.4% that year. Even when the market recovers and grows again, the IDC believes that shipments will only hit 333 million in 2017, which is actually below 2011’s high of 363 million as well as 2012’s 349 million. Surely, part of the cause for... Read more...
Tired of having to use work-issued hardware day after day when your own gear is better suited to the task? Don't sweat it, bring your own device (BYOD) programs are growing in popularity in the enterprise, and by 2016, 38 percent of companies expect to stop providing devices to workers, according to a recent global survey of CIOs conducted by market research firm Gartner. "BYOD strategies are the most radical change to the economics and the culture of client computing in business in decades," said David Willis, vice president and distinguished analyst at Gartner. "The benefits of BYOD include creating... Read more...