Tainan, TW Aug 04, 2011 in Business
Mark Van Wye
Chief Operating Officer and CTO of the Zoom Room
What do you do? I oversee all day-to-day operations of the Zoom Room, which is a dog agility training center and canine social club. We create a highly social atmosphere that promotes responsible pet ownership and fitness for both dogs and owners. It's like a gym for dogs!
Which device do you use? The iPad 2.
What do you do? I'm an artist and translator.
Which device do you use? iPad 1 and iPhone 3G.
How do you use your device? People pay me to translate and draw English words to the ancient Filipino writing system, Baybayin.
So now iPhone and iPads are running all over your company, and IT is concerned about security. How can your enterprise data be kept secure on the iOS devices of your users? Apple introduced a number of significant new features for device management in iOS 4.x that gives enterprises exactly what they had been asking for.
Using Exchange ActiveSync
One of the most interesting developments in the mobile industry over the last few years has been the industry-wide standardization on Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) for both server-side and mobile device communication and collaboration data synchronization.
[This excerpt from iPad in the Enterprise is reprinted with permission of Wiley.]
The term consumerization first gained popularity in 2001 when it was used by Douglas Neal and John Taylor as a description for how information technology innovation was emerging in consumer-based technology, with the expectation that it would eventually migrate into the enterprise.
The iOS 5.0 announcement in June unveiled the much anticipated iCloud service that enables users to synchronize their information automatically between devices. Now when you purchase a song, book, or application through iTunes (or rip your own music to your iPod) it will automatically be backed-up and copied to any other iOS or Mac OS devices you have registered for the service. It's a pretty cool addition to the platform, and will relieve a lot of consumer pain; but the corresponding announcement of an iCloud API raises some questions about how this will further impact iPhone and iPad use in the workplace.
When I started writing about mobile devices, I found the best way to track the latest events was to follow a number of my favorite websites. Unfortunately, the number of websites I followed grew, and eventually, my entire morning commute was spent jumping from one site to the next gathering information. There simply had to be a better way… and as I soon learned, there was. It was not long before I finally discovered the little orange button which hovers on the side of virtually every website I read. Of course, I am referring to the RSS feed button.