Welcome back to AirWatch Weekly Recap! I’m Maddie Cook and today we will highlight the Google I/O event, introduce the Business Mobility event and talk about securing smart cities.
- To begin today’s enterprise mobility headlines we will highlight the enterprise features announced yesterday at Google I/O. Yesterday at the event, Google revealed its priorities for the next year, highlighting several mobile initiatives such as Android Pay and app permissions on the upcoming Android M operating system. Android Pay is ready to roll out to over 700,00 retailers and will be using NFC technology for transactions. Google is also expanding app permissions to provide more user options for what information they choose to share with their mobile apps.
- On June 16, VMware will be bringing together enterprise technology leaders for a virtual Business Mobility event. During the session, CEO Pat Gelsinger and EUC EVP and General Manager Sanjay Poonen will highlight mobility’s impact on the enterprise and share how VMware is poised to help enterprises prepare for the mobile business era. Register here to listen to the event.
- EMC is furthering its investment in the cloud. Earlier this week, EMC announced its purchase of Virtustream for $1.2 billion. The Bethesda based company specializes in cloud management. According to TechCrunch, focusing on cloud managed services and features will help address enterprise customers’ top concerns.
- Italian energy company Edison was highlighted as a #MobileGameChanger this week on the AirWatch blog. Edison uses AirWatch to push user profiles and applications to employees with devices in the engineering, design and sales departments. The company found that this helps employees spur decision-making and achieve business goals.
- As part of the effort to advance city infrastructure, security researchers have created the organization Securing Smart Cities. Researchers from Kaspersky and IOActive are members of the organization that aims to protect and prevent cities from cyberattacks as metropolitan areas become more dependent on technology. In the New York Times Bits blog, chief technology officer of IOActive Cesar Cerrudo said, “Every day cities are incorporating new technologies really fast without any testing and they are putting citizens and businesses at risk.” Cerrudo and Securing Smart Cities are eager to address these vulnerabilities to protect city residents.
- Interested in presenting at Connect Atlanta this September 21-24? Submit your mobility and deployment story to share with the Connect Atlanta crowd. Last year’s event hosted over 1,400 attendees from 12 different countries.
Thanks for joining us for another week. That wraps up the enterprise mobility headlines. We will see you next time!