AirWatch announces version 8 with biometric authentication, Chrome OS integration and more

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Atlanta-based enterprise mobility management (EMM) provider AirWatch by VMware has announced the launch of AirWatch 8.0, the largest platform expansion since the company was bought out by VMware.

The release has been timed to coincide with the first anniversary of VMware’s acquisition of AirWatch, and contains a wide variety of new releases and innovations, from biometric authentication and eye scanning for identity, to integration with

By James Bourne, 24 February 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Authentication, Enterprise Mobility, IoT, Security.

The state of IoT in the enterprise – and how it will differentiate EMM vendors’ outlooks


Over the next 12 months, the Internet of Things (IoT) will become a key component and differentiator in the offerings of enterprise mobility management (EMM) providers – but there are still plenty of hurdles to clear before then.

That’s the view of Nick McQuire, enterprise mobility analyst at CCS Insight. In a 2015 predictions roundup, McQuire noted how IoT and EMM will ‘converge’ in 2015, noting: “Leading suppliers set...

By James Bourne, 23 January 2015, 0 comments. Categories: App Platforms, Enterprise Mobility, IoT, MDM, Wearables.

The questions every CIO should ask about Apple Watch

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Apple recently released the developer tools and guidelines for Apple Watch, giving users and developers a preview of how the device and apps designed for it will function.

Apple Watch won’t be the first wearable or smartwatch on the market, but it is the first such device that has generated significant positive interest among consumers and the mainstream press, and it is considered by many to be the first break-through smartwatch. That means that it will not only create...

By MobileIron, 24 November 2014, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Enterprise Mobility, IoT, Wearables.