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Shadow IT goes home: How to reduce the risk

Look back 20 years, when IT was responsible for sourcing, licensing configuring and managing all workplace technology. PCs were kept secure by locking them down so that only approved apps and features were available and Active Directory’s group policies allowed fine-grained control over PCs. The only software allowed was what IT provided and managed....

Have you heard? Audio is the new everything

How to prepare yourself and your organization for a world where podcasts, audio books, YouTube’s audio mode, smart speakers and ‘hearables’ rule.

iOS 13: Apple's big BYOD improvements help enterprise pros

Apple may place much of its focus on Apple Arcade and consumer-friendly iPad/iPhone features, but there are numerous enterprise-focused enhancements wrapped up inside iOS 13.The BYOD enterprise The company’s latest operating systems introduce a host of productivity-enhancing upgrades, particularly for the iPad.Yet the biggest improvements specifically...

How to use your iPad Pro as a laptop replacement

I’ve been using an iPad Pro instead of a laptop for long haul travel since early 2017. In this series of reports, I hope to share some of how iPad Pros can be used to replace laptops.Where we are now with Apple's iPad Apple’s iPad opened up the enterprise for the company. Huge interest among business leaders led to wide adoption and opened industry...

Apple's little iOS is rapidly changing the retail industry

With nine of the top 10 global retailers using iOS devices in their business, it’s clear Apple’s mobile devices are what we expect to find when we go shopping.‘We’re making great strides’ Apple Chief Financial Officer Luca Maestri alluded to the the company's rapid progress across retail during the company’s Q4 2018 financial call on Thursday.The company...

IDG Contributor Network: It’s time for IT to get out of the shadows

Let’s start by agreeing to dispense with the term “Shadow IT.”Anything with the word “shadow” in it is bound to have a negative connotation and so whether we’re talking consumerization of devices or applications, almost every modern organization today is confronted with some form of either departmental or consumerized IT. The two are different — even...

IDG Contributor Network: Shadow IT: When employees venture to the dark side

The IT landscape today feels like the Wild West as IT managers play “cops and robbers” to chase down and neutralize an ever increasing number of problems. Technologists are mired in an array of high-tech challenges—balancing security with accessibility, integrating legacy and new technologies, and understanding data, to name a few—while under pressure...

Why HR needs to look at Apple’s Schoolwork app

Apple introduced its Schoolwork app for teachers and students at its Field Trip event in Chicago in spring 2018. The app promises so much for educators, but it may well prove itself outside the education sector as an on-boarding and training facilitator for human resources teams.What is Apple's Schoolwork app? Schoolwork is kind of a digital class...

California eyes 'right to repair' smartphone law, may join 17 other states

California may add its voice to a growing chorus of states seeking to enact "Right to Repair" laws that would let owners of mobile and other electronic devices get their hardware fixed by third parties without voiding manufacturer warranties.California Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-District 13) introduced a "Right to Repair" Act that would...

IDG Contributor Network: Why the best work tools play nicely together

The idea of “unified communications” sounds good in theory. I mean, who wouldn't want to have only one vendor to worry about for email, phone, instant messaging, calendar, contacts, office software and storage. However, in practice the suite-style solution doesn't really pan out as planned because it’s difficult for a vendor to be the best solution...

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