Jamf boasts of record growth in 2017 – but Mac insight intriguing for enterprise

Jamf, an Apple-centric enterprise management software provider, has announced record growth for 2017 with the company growing revenue by 30% and recurring revenue going up 40% year-over-year.

The company claims it is adding on average almost 100 customers a week, including 17 of the 25 largest Fortune 500 companies, 10 out of the top 11 children’s hospitals, and 6,000 K-12 and higher education schools. Jamf hired 162 new employees and grew its international employee base by more than 50% in the past...

By James Bourne, 25 January 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, iOS, MDM.

Cisco makes Security Connector app available to provide greater enterprise iOS security

Cisco’s Security Connector for iOS, a tool which aims to give enterprises deep visibility and control over network activity on Apple devices, is now generally available.

A blog post confirmed the news, which was first announced in June when Tim Cook, Apple CEO, took to the stage alongside Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins to discuss...

By James Bourne, 15 December 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, iOS, Security.

Jamf and Microsoft partnership latest to focus on Macs in enterprise

More evidence that Macs in the enterprise are gaining prominence: Jamf, an Apple-centric mobility provider, is partnering with Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) for Mac security after an announcement at Microsoft’s Ignite event.

The move means authorised users are prevented from using Macs which are either personal, unmanaged, or otherwise not compliant with security policies.

The process sounds complicated but is relatively straightforward; users register their devices they want to...

By James Bourne, 26 October 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, iOS, Microsoft.

Apple and GE partner up for Predix and Industrial IoT apps

Apple and General Electric (GE) have announced a wide-ranging partnership involving the link up of Predix, GE’s Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) platform, to iPhone and iPad, as well as a new SDK for iOS.

The Predix SDK will give developers the tools to make their own industrial IoT apps, the two companies said.

Alongside this, GE will standardise on iPhone and iPad for mobile devices, as well as ‘promote’ Mac as a desktop choice for its more than 330,000-strong employee base. GE will...

By James Bourne, 19 October 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, iOS, IoT.

How Apple is taking augmented reality and machine learning beyond ‘big data’

By Anne D'Angelo

Augmented reality (AR) and machine learning (ML) technologies have been around for years, but until now their use has mostly been limited to processing massive volumes of cloud data for specialised industries and applications. For instance, AR applications have been used in military systems for years, and online retailers have always used some form of ML to better understand and influence buying decisions.

Now, with the release of iOS 11 and the new iPad Pro, Apple is making these...

By MobileIron, 25 September 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, Data & Analytics, Enterprise Mobility, iOS.

Why iOS 11 is a game changer for enterprise productivity

On Tuesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced the highly anticipated iPhone X, calling it "the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone." Apple also released the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, each a compelling new entry on their own. The new iPhones join the already robust portfolio of new products released in the last four months: the MacBook, Mac desktop, and iPad Pro. All of these products are enterprise-ready. However, unlike 10 years ago when BYO demand pushed Apple into the...

By MobileIron, 15 September 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, iOS, Productivity, Tablet.

Apple’s enterprise focus assessed: iPhone X, iOS 11, and more

In case you missed it, Apple held a small event earlier this week. Though a fair amount of what was unveiled was leaked previously, of course, it was official confirmation of the iPhone X, 8 and 8 Plus, as well as Apple Watch Series 3.

All very nice – but what was there for the enterprise observer?

Not a lot, according to Michael Finneran. Writing for No Jitter, Finneran said the event “delivered little...

By James Bourne, 14 September 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, iOS.

MobileIron’s latest release focuses on increasing and securing enterprise Mac deployments

Enterprise mobility management (EMM) provider MobileIron has announced its latest Apple release, which aims to help companies deliver more Macs – and secure them – into their organisation.

The company is going down the millennial route in explaining the increasing prominence of Macs, with VP strategy Ojas Rege telling this publication it is a “perfect storm” for the Apple devices. The press materials cite studies from Moosylvania and Brand Keys – the latter admittedly being two...

By James Bourne, 06 September 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Employees, Enterprise Mobility, iOS, Security.

New Egnyte figures emphasise enterprise dominance of iOS – and uptick on macOS

Another day, another set of figures which emphasise the continued dominance of iOS in the enterprise.

This time, figures from Egnyte, scraping data from more than four billion 'activities', found 82% of enterprise tasks were performed on Apple’s OS compared with 18% on Android. For desktop, three quarters (75%) of tasks were performend on Windows compared with 25% on macOS, while for browsers Google Chrome, with 61%, was by far the most popular, ahead of Internet Explorer (18%) and Firefox...

By James Bourne, 31 August 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud , Enterprise Mobility, iOS.

Apple and Accenture partner for iOS enterprise mobile opportunities

Apple has announced a new partnership alongside global consulting provider Accenture to help companies go further in mobile through iOS.

As per the press materials, the companies are partnering to ‘help businesses transform how their people engage with customers through innovative business solutions for iOS.’

Accenture will create a dedicated iOS practice within Accenture Digital Studios, with experts from Apple on hand, including visual and experience designers, programmers, data scientists and...

By James Bourne, 29 August 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, App Platforms, Enterprise Mobility, iOS.