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Video: Enterprise mobility news recap: June 22-26

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Thanks for tuning in today on the Weekly Recap of the AirWatch Blog. Today we will review recent announcements made at the VMware Business Mobility event, cover a possible $500 million e-commerce investment and highlight enterprise features from the announcements made at the Apple WWDC event.

To start off the recap, let’s talk about the several announcements made at the VMware Business Mobility event.

  • As you may have heard through the grapevine, AirWatch and VMware have been busy since Business Mobility where we announced the launch of Identity Manager and the 15 member expansion of the App Configuration for Enterprise program. To catch up on the details of these announcements among others, read the recap post and watch the replay of the presentations from VMware executive team members.
  • Mobility and e-commerce are continuing to collide at the checkout aisle. E-commerce giant Alibaba Holding Group and iPhone assembling company Foxconn Technology Group are in talks to invest $500 million in Snapdeal.com. Snapdeal.com is an online marketplace based out of New Delhi that has been collecting investments steadily since its launch in 2010. The Huffington Post predicts that this investment from e-commerce and mobility organizations values Snapdeal.com close to $5 billion.
  • At the Open Networking Summit this week in Santa Clara, carriers report back that open source technology will play a strong role in Software Defined Networking. As reported by Tech Target, Andre Fuetsch of AT&T shared that “when it comes to SDN and NFV, we are all in.” In Fuetsch’s keynote, he added that by 2020, AT&T expects to have more than 75 percent of its network controlled by software.
  • Continuing telecommunications news, AirWatch announced integration with the AT&T for Work Platform at the June 16 VMware Business Mobility Summit. The platform paves the way for split billing and other BYOD mobility initiatives that are becoming commonplace in the workplace.
  • As we saw at WWDC earlier this month, Apple is focused on three platforms, OS X, iOS and watchOS. In the latest WWDC AirWatch blog coverage, we highlight the enterprise features worth taking a deeper look. Such features include Apple’s removal of requiring Apple ID for app installation, improved application trust and security for managed devices and enhanced DEP features that will become available to 26 countries.
  • We will wrap up today’s recap with a friendly reminder that that Connect Atlanta early bird pricing is expiring in two weeks! Register for Connect by July 15 to take advantage of the discounted pricing. Visit this website  to find details about the 2015 schedule of events, networking nights and workshops.

Maddie Cook

Maddie has a variety of journalism experience as a science and technology reporter, editorial editor and production manager. As a writer for the AirWatch blog, Maddie looks forward to being a resource for mobility professionals.

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