The latest Apple announcements and OS releases analysed for enterprise mobility

This year’s Apple announcements combined with the recent ones at WWDC provided some of the biggest changes for Apple mainstream platforms. This is especially true with the new OS releases that businesses need to prepare for. To get you up to speed on all new Apple products and updates we have outlined some of the recent announcements below.

iOS 13

The yearly hardware announcement included the...

Blurred lines: How desktop and mobile device management is evolving

A seismic shift in personal computing has taken place over the last 10-15 years. Where dedicated desktop and laptop computers were once most prominent, now we often carry handheld devices as primaries for both personal and business use. The management capabilities of the devices have also evolved rapidly and may even dictate how we manage all IT assets in the future.

History of mobility management

In the beginning stages, the enterprise was concerned with device-focused management -...

Is the speed of mobile technology too fast and too furious for the enterprise?

Opinion If you think of technological advancement for the enterprise as a highway, there seem to be two distinct lanes with very different speeds.

The first lane is where “traditional” technology such as monitors, laptops, and desktops live. While OEMs refresh this technology every year (usually timed to chipset refreshes from Intel and their competitors), functionality is static, and...

Tablet sales continue to decline – but hope abounds for refreshed Surface and iPad Pros

The global tablet market declined 8.6% during the third quarter of 2018 according to the latest figures from IDC – but with the release of updated Surface and iPad Pros, there could be light at the end of a very long tunnel.

The figures, which appear in the analyst firm’s Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker, found global shipments were at 36.4 million for those three months, with slate tablets...

Detachable tablet market sees growth – but traditional slates continue to struggle

Good news and bad news on the tablet front according to IDC’s most recent statistics: while the detachable tablet market has seen an upturn in fortunes, shipments of more traditional slate tablets have declined for the 13th consecutive quarter.

The figures, which appear in the analyst firm’s most recent Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker, reveal the worldwide detachable tablet market – iPad Pro, Microsoft Surface Pro, and so forth – grew to 6.5 million units in...

Dell unveils new rugged tablet with British Army seal of approval

Dell has announced the launch of a new rugged tablet which aims to help field services workers thrive whatever the conditions.

The rugged device, called the Latitude 7212 Rugged Extreme Tablet, offers up to 16 GB of memory – double that of previous iterations – a multi-touch glove capable display, as well as a variety of handles and straps aimed at ease of use and comfort for mobile environments.

Dell has a variety of punishing environments to test these devices...

New Panasonic Whitepaper addresses the Business Tablet Docking Divide

Just 19% of business tablets are vehicle mounted, European research shows

Bracknell, UK. 7th February 2017 A new Panasonic whitepaper published today addresses the business tablet docking divide. European research from leading technology analyst group IDC reports that just 19% of business tablets are vehicle-mounted and only 23% of companies have even considered vehicle-mounting their tablets. The Panasonic whitepaper “To Dock or Not to Dock; that is the question?” examines the...

Apple retains lead in Nordics device market, IDC figures show

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A new piece of research teased out by analyst house IDC provides an interesting look at a microcosm of the device market; the iPad Pro has helped Apple maintain a solid market lead for smart connected devices in the Nordics.

The figures, which class PCs, smartphones, detachable computers and tablets in the overall field of ‘smart connected devices’, saw Apple’s overall market share of 28.8% with 1.58 million shipments in Q116, down from...

Tablet sales are missing expectations – but is this true for the enterprise?

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Mobility is changing the enterprise. But what does this mean aside from the continued rise of the smartphone?

For PCs and tablets, the outlook appears less than rosy. The former is certainly less than surprising – and some may say not before time. A note published yesterday by analyst house Gartner showed global PC shipments declined by almost 10% in the first quarter of 2016, with the overall number mirroring figures from 2007.

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Significant growth expected in tablet deployments for retail and hospitality

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The retail and hospitality markets in Europe are expected to ramp up their tablet deployments by 2018, according to the latest research by IDC and Panasonic Business.

According to the report, titled ‘Rethinking Retail: The Tablet Revolution’, more than half of research respondents were already using some tablets. Regarding retail and wholesale organisations, adoption is expected to hit 10% of all computing devices by the end of 2015, with...