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Windows 10 smartwatches come to the enterprise.

It’s 1.54 inches, runs Universal Windows Applications, secure and built to “survive a hard day at work,” said Microsoft. The TrekStor IoT Wearable runs on Windows 10 IoT Core, a version of Windows 10 for the Internet of Things. Microsoft will reveal more soon on the smartwatch for healthcare, manufacturing, retail and other industries.

Migrating to Windows 10—everyone’s doing it.

By the end of this year, 85% of enterprises will have started deploying Windows 10, according to a new Gartner survey. The top reason to migrate? Nearly half of respondents said it’s improved security.


You may be putting Office 365 apps at risk.

Mobile application management (MAM) helps you control Microsoft Office 365 apps—but there are limitations to an application-only security framework. Worried? Find out the risks and more comprehensive solutions here.

Are you thinking what I’m thinking?

Chrome could soon predict what you’re searching for in other Android apps based on the last website you visited in the mobile browser. The “Copyless Paste” feature spotted in development would use machine learning to guess what text you’ll enter next.

Google also updated the list of Chromebook laptops planned to support Android apps, bumping the total from six to more than 80 devices, reports The Verge.

Personal privacy matters to enterprise security, too.

Mobile surveillance is a growing threat to individual privacy and to enterprise data. Bring-your-own (BYO) devices that allow apps to collect personal data, “open the door to corporate hacks, stolen business data and crippling cyber attacks.” Read more from Appthority President Domingo Guerra on what you can do.

Wonder why workers won’t use the apps you deploy?

Blame it on shorter attention spans. About 7% of users won’t use a new work app for each extra step it takes to get started. So if it takes six extra steps, about 42% of workers won’t use a new app. Read more on the VMware EUC Blog.

Tweet of the Week

Renu Upadhyay, director of product marketing at VMware, on this week’s CMSWire Tweet Jam, “Optimizing the Employee Experience:”



It’s time for a change of scenery.

This year’s largest VMware event, VMworld, will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for enterprise mobility experts. You’ll hear from Sumit Dhawan, Blake Brannon, Noah Wasmer and other end-user computing (EUC) leaders. Register now for early-bird rates, and get all the details at the AirWatch Blog.

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Ashley Speagle

Ashley Speagle

Ashley is a content marketing specialist for VMware AirWatch.

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