The coolest announcements from the Apple event.
Yes, Apple proved again that great things come in small packages with the release of the 4-inch iPhone SE. But here’s the news from Apple’s March event we’re most excited about:
- Apple’s new 9.7-inch iPad Pro drives the tablet forward as a real PC alternative, with up to 256GB capacity and powerful performance. See it up close at Wired.
- iOS 9.3 features five new bells and whistles for IT admins to get a better grip on their mobile fleet. Read more at Enterprise Apps Tech, and learn how VMware AirWatch supports iOS 9.3.
- There’s a new teacher’s pet: Apple’s new Classroom app, which empowers teachers to monitor and control students’ mobile devices. Read all about it at EdScoop.
- With Apple’s CareKit, developers can create mobile apps that help people track their health and help healthcare organizations improve patient engagement and outcomes. Read the announcement from Apple.
Securing BYOD, STAT!
On the heels of HIMSS 2016, OhioHealth reveals their secret sauce for patient engagement: mobile devices. Look under the hood of their BYOD program and learn how AirWatch helps OhioHealth secure shared mobile devices for patients and employees at HealthITSecurity.com.
The digital workspace is increasingly going from “nice to have” to “must have” for businesses, but what new mobile cybersecurity challenges will IT need to tackle? To find out, register for the webinar on March 30, Solving Cybersecurity Challenges with the VMware AirWatch Mobile Security Alliance.
Mobile users increasingly live in apps.
Not surprisingly, a new report reveals that Android users in the U.S. spent 40 percent more time in mobile apps in 2015, and younger users overwhelmingly prefer mobile-first apps like messaging to “desktop-era” apps like email. Read more highlights in the App Annie report.
Get in my phone, enterprise mobile apps!
Over at PCMag, Michael J. Miller’s Forward Thinking blog lists the 12 trends spotted at Mobile World Congress 2016 that should be on your radar this year. Coming in at #5: finally getting applications to “work” at work, where enterprise mobility management (EMM) solutions have dictated how apps are deployed and configured. Thanks to initiatives like the AppConfig community, that’s all about to get easier.
In Twitter news…
AirWatch is a force to be reckoned with in the mobile device management (MDM) market in India, among the world’s top three countries driving smartphone growth. Via @spoonen: “Great to see this @AirWatch RULES in my home country India! via @EconomicTimes.”
— Sanjay Poonen (@spoonen) March 24, 2016