Welcome back to the weekly recap. I’m Maddie Cook and today we’re going to cover a new AirWatch partnership with an IoT research center, some IDC report results about Chromebook performance and share some sneak peeks of AirWatch Connect Atlanta product sessions!
- Last week, AirWatch announced its sponsorship of CDAIT, the Center for Development and Application of Internet of Things Technologies. The IoT dedicated research center aims to expand research on IoT, educate the workforce and increase global awareness of IoT’s transformational capabilities. AirWatch joins AT&T and Samsung as founding members of the research center.
- Schools are taking hold of the Chromebook. A New York Times Bits Blog shares that a recent IDC report says Chromebook is quote “largely responsible for the growth trend [of technology] in schools.” The IDC report also shares that last year, $7 billion worth of devices were shipped to K-12 and higher education organizations in the U.S. Chromebook joins Apple and Microsoft in the education technology sector, where competition is getting a little tighter.
- Tracking data for cancer is allotting to millions. A company called Navigating Cancer has raised $10 million to help adopt value-based medicine. GeekWire reports that new federal regulations will require healthcare institutions to improve patient engagement. The Navigating Cancer app sends alerts to patients for reminders to take medicine and to communicate with doctors on their progress and state of health.
- AirWatch Connect speakers are preparing for their speaking sessions! In a recent blog post, AirWatch speakers shared some sneak peeks to their sessions. Product managers and sales engineers will cover Windows 10, the Apple AirWatch partnership, the Identity Manager Story and the Android solution for MDM, among many others this September 21-24.
- Sprint is re-introducing a “rent-a-phone” program called “iPhone Forever.” Sprint users are able to upgrade their iPhone as long as the model you choose is a newer version than before. Forbes reports that this move by Sprint, and similar adjustments from T-Mobile and Verizon continues the move away from multi-year contracts.
Thanks for joining us this week for the top mobility headlines. We’ll see you next time!