A new app makes it quick and easy for users to project content from an Android phone or tablet to a wide range of smart TVs and set-top boxes like the Apple TV, Roku devices, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. While still in beta, it offers a lot of flexibility and has the potential to be a presentation Swiss Army knife for mobile professionals.
Ryan Faas is a technology journalist and author who has been writing about Apple, business and enterprise IT topics, and the mobile industry for over a decade. He is author and/or editor of ten technology books. He is the business reporter for Cult of Mac and a prolific freelance writer whose work has been featured on Computerworld, Enterprise Mobile Today, InformIT, Peachpit Press, About.com, and Datamation. In 2008 he was awarded a Neal National Business Journalism award for his work featured in Computerworld's "Week of Leopard" series.
In addition to writing, Ryan has spent a large portion of the past fifteen years in the systems/network engineering and IT management fields as an IT director, systems administrator, trainer, and all round multi-platform and mobile device technology consultant. His client list ranges from human services agencies, small non-profits, and private schools to fortune 500 hundred companies and major media agencies.
A recent study from the Netherlands offers proof that coworking spaces deliver business and networking advantages to their members including jobs/contracts and business partnerships that might never occur otherwise. Here are three ways for larger organizations to capitalize on what makes coworking success stories.
Consumerization isn't just changing the technology at work at rapid speed. It's also changing the entire social contract between employees and the IT departments that serve them. That requires more emphasis on "soft" skills that IT workers typically didn't emphasize.
A decade ago, I built a modern IT infrastructure for a mental health and human services organization. Using the cloud and mobile technologies available today, I would've built it faster, better, and less expensively.
Apple has taken the wraps off its new enterprise licensing system for iOS and Mac apps. The long-awaited offering lets businesses and schools purchase apps, assign them to users, and revoke access and reassign them if necessary. Here's all the information you need to get started with it.
The uncertainty around BlackBerry is leading many companies to build mobile platform diversity into their transition plans so they don't face such a chaotic issue should any one platform fail in the future. The result is more companies supporting Android in addition to iOS. Responding to this trend, MobileIron is ramping up the security and functionality available to enterprise Android deployments.
A user's Apple ID is more than just an iTunes/App Store/iCloud account. It is a one-stop digital identity for every way in which a user interacts with Apple - to activate a device, buy apps and content, get support, communicate with others, sync content, and even apply for jobs with the company. Handled poorly, that ubiquity can severely complicate things in the workplace both for users and IT.
Apple's recent changes to the Mac versions of iWork have many longtime users up in arms with many threatening or planning to jump ship to other productivity suites. The challenge is finding one that meets your needs and the staying power to be a dependable solution. Even Microsoft's Office isn't a sure thing in some respects.
Apple focused on the consumer and end-user additions in Mavericks during its launch of the new desktop OS, but that doesn't mean that the company ignored its enterprise customers in the release. Here are ten enterprise-focused additions that improve Mac security, deployment, updates, software development, and enterprise integration that are included in Mavericks.