Appthority offers IT pros incredible insight into the security and risks of mobile apps being used in their organizations. It also highlights the challenges that stores with hundreds of thousands of apps pose to the selection process for both IT and business users.
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.
Security and device manageability are key IT concerns around BYOD. Providing a consistent and attractive user experience shouldn't be overlooked, however, because the user experience will ultimately determine how users respond to BYOD policies and restrictions. Enterproid has a solution.
Whether it's through mobile credit card acceptance, digital wallets, or other solutions, Square and its competitors are revolutionizing retail and helping the little guy compete with big chains in a way never before possible.
Adobe's move to a subscription license and cloud storage model for its pro design and media apps will empower individual users (and even save some of them money), but the sudden change to a new model raises a range of questions for IT departments.
The Pentagon is quickly moving to approve the latest devices and platforms from BlackBerry, Samsung, and Apple. That's good news for two of those companies. Not so good news for BlackBerry.
VMWare's Horizon strategy points towards a future where mobile device management and even PC management are no longer IT's concern.
Apple responds to the two-minute WWDC sell out with the promise of regional "tech talks." For some developers and enterprise IT pros, this model could be an even more effective (and less expensive) option than traveling to San Francisco.
If you weren't lucky enough to snag a ticket to Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference during the two minutes before they sold out, we've got a list of alternative conferences to consider, and plenty of additional Apple enterprise resources.
Apple's annual developers conference is an incredible resource for enterprise IT and enterprise developers. With the iPad and iPhone dominating the enterprise market, IT leaders would be foolish to ignore that resource.