Apple record earnings, Amazon record hiring and steps to a split billing solution, we’re lined up with big news this week on the weekly recap.
I’m Maddie Cook and this is your weekly recap of the AirWatch Blog.
- AT&T for Work Platform is now available for AirWatch customers. Combined with AirWatch Telecom Expense Management, AirWatch administrators can now collect more data and see how employees use corporate data on their phones. Now available in the first phase of the AirWatch and AT&T collaboration, customers are able to purchase a data plan from AT&T that allows IT to add a defined data allotment for employees with BYOD devices. The availability of the data aims to help offset any business data related expenses, and to cover the employee’s voice data costs. The second phase will work to make the partnership a true split-billing solution and is scheduled to be ready later this year.
- Apple Q2 earnings came in this week, allotting to a whopping record earnings of $10.7 billion, according to Re/Code. Since last July, this past year has had many hardware releases for Apple, including the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and the Apple Watch. While CEO Tim Cook didn’t share the number of Apple Watches sold, he did admit that the watch sales “topped our internal expectations.”
- The Windows 10 release is less than six days away! In the new release, Windows 10 includes a new method for protecting data called Enterprise Data Protection, or EDP. IT administrators now have more options to protect corporate data to avoid vulnerabilities for internal and external hacks. Such EDP features include the ability to tag data as “enterprise,” set policy levels for tagged data, define which apps are privileged to access enterprise data and configure per-app VPN settings.
- It appears that Amazon is hiring! Over the past three months, Amazon has hired 18,000 employees, a ten percent increase in overall employment. According to GeekWire, this is the largest quarterly onboarding in Amazon history. After this quarter, the worldwide employee count reaches over 183,000. Amazon sales have also grown in the past quarter and have similar market values to those of Walmart, Quartz reports.
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