Modern Mobility:

June, 2015


June 22, 2015  5:17 PM

Chromebooks for business gain steam

Alyssa Provazza Alyssa Provazza Profile: Alyssa Provazza
AirWatch, Chromebook, Dropbox, Google, VMware, VMware VDI

BOSTON -- Chromebooks have cornered the education market, and Google has made moves to make these devices more business friendly over the past year. These simple, portable devices are big in education because they're designed to start up in seconds and provide basic Web-based apps. They run...

June 19, 2015  9:01 PM

Don’t make mobility projects harder than they need to be

Carl Setterlund Carl Setterlund Profile: Carl Setterlund
Enterprise mobility, VMware, VMware Horizon 6, VMware Horizon View

BOSTON -- When it comes to enterprise mobility, IT's job isn't to enable remote access to as many business functions as possible, it's to help the organization set reasonable goals. Here at the VMware User Group User Conference, one of the sessions homed in on why it’s so important to


June 18, 2015  10:00 AM

Mix DaaS and VDI for a tasty tech treat

Margaret Jones Margaret Jones Profile: Margaret Jones

Figuring out the “why” of DaaS and VDI is fairly straightforward. It’s the “how” that can cause trouble. Desktop as a Service (DaaS) has been around for years now, but it’s


June 12, 2015  7:00 AM

Confessions of a mobile convert

Margaret Jones Margaret Jones Profile: Margaret Jones
Microsoft Word, Mobile app

I'm a fairly recent convert to the smartphone world. Now that I'm a few months in, I have to say, my smartphone and its apps are pretty helpful. On a recent business trip to an industry conference, my phone was invaluable. I used it to keep up with emails, check out what attendees were talking...


June 11, 2015  7:25 AM

Mobile security goes beyond the wall

Eddie Lockhart Eddie Lockhart Profile: Eddie Lockhart
mobile device management, Mobile device security

When you settle in for your weekly dose of Westerosi intrigue on HBO's Game of Thrones, mobile security is probably far from your mind. But if you really think about the recent events at The Wall, there are some valuable comparisons with the way IT must now approach enterprise security in...


June 10, 2015  7:16 AM

Mobility lays down the law

Alyssa Provazza Alyssa Provazza Profile: Alyssa Provazza
mobile application management, Mobile security

When my fiancé recently started his first job out of law school, his firm asked whether he wanted to use a company-owned BlackBerry or his own iPhone for work. Stephen chose the path many users do: bring your own device. IT then took the iPhone from him for an entire day, enrolled it in the...


June 4, 2015  7:00 AM

How to win at device management

Margaret Jones Margaret Jones Profile: Margaret Jones
Android, Apple iOS, Enterprise mobility, Google, Microsoft Windows

The world is definitely getting smaller. People can connect to one another and work from anywhere in the world through a pocket-sized device -- or even a wristwatch....


June 2, 2015  6:43 PM

The challenges of large-file transfer on mobile devices

Alyssa Provazza Alyssa Provazza Profile: Alyssa Provazza
Cloud storage, IOS

Recently, I set about entering my expenses for a business trip. The limitations of my email outbox almost immediately thwarted me. I attempted to send myself 12 images of receipts, using my corporate email account on my iPhone’s native email app. The app capped out at a handful of images...


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