This week’s highlights include a look into a wearable watch for women, Walmart’s IT department approach and takeaways from AirWatch Connect Sydney.
- Omate, a software and hardware wearable company, targets women with its latest smartwatch, the Lutetia. The Lutetia arrives to the market after some criticism about wearables targeted for men only.
- In the past year gun laws have become more lenient in some states and some criminal justice cases have become murkier. Yardarm Technologies, a wireless firearm technology organization, could illuminate some aspects of gun usage with its firearm device-tracking sensor that will collect data on a policeman’s firearm. Some of the data the sensor can track includes the location of the firearm and when the gun is fired.
- The Microsoft Garage hackerspace and incubation lab has released 16 new apps from its laboratory, 3 of which are for Android.
- Walmart is streamlining its IT project pipeline for a more centralized approach, the Wall Street Journal reports. VDC Analyst, Eric Klein, approached this same subject in a video interview with AirWatch TV.
- This past week at AirWatch Connect Sydney, AirWatch announced APAC Mobility Excellence Award winners and upcoming Secure Content Locker innovations. AirWatch was also awarded Frost and Sullivan’s Champion in the 2014 Frost Industry Quotient for Australian MDM Market.
- The AirWatch Connect fall tour has come to a close. In London, AirWatch rolled out more product updates and attendees waxed poetic on the future of mobility (see what they had to say). At Connect Sydney, this dancing mob proved enterprise mobility is more than just a flash in the pan.