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At Work

How to Configure a VPN on iOS

In order to connect your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to an internal corporate network, a VPN is sometimes used. Here's how you configure a VPN connection:

  1. Settings VPNOpen Settings and go to General >Network >VPN.
  2. Tap on Add VPN Configuration.
  3. At this point, you'll need to enter the following information.

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How to Configure Exchange Email on iOS

VPN SettingsIn order to access your corporate e-mail from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, Exchange ActiveSync is commonly used to synchronize your data.


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How to Deploy Apps at Work

Understanding and using the options for app distribution

As a consumer, finding apps is really simple—go to the App Store. However, it isn’t always so straightforward for businesses. There are multiple ways for a company to let its employees access apps that help them do their jobs more efficiently and effectively. Each method has its own advantages and disadvantages.


Use App Store self-service

Cloud-based solutions give employees access to the systems and data they need to be productive when they’re on the go. Let’s say that a company wants to deploy a cloud-based solution like Box.net or Salesforce.com. Since these and other cloud-based business solutions have apps in the App Store, the company can direct their workers to download those apps from the App Store.


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How to Stay Organized

The iPad and a few well-chosen apps help me stay organized and on schedule.

As a busy mom, wife, and techie, I need to stay organized and on schedule. My iPad has become an integral part of my everyday life. My desktop computer is now primarily used for synching my gadgets, backing up data, and large Photoshop projects. Gone are the days I sit in my home office for hours communicating, creating, and researching.


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How to Get an App Built

Taking an idea from conception to app store

When Apple first launched the iPhone App Store, they sparked a gold rush where developers from all over the world were racing to create the next big app. As the number of apps grew from the hundreds to the hundreds of thousands, it became very important for developers to carefully and strategically evaluate their new app plans. Here are some of the steps you should follow:


Have a clear idea of the app you want to build

Whether it's a completely new concept, the combination of two or more existing concepts, or just an improvement upon an existing app, it is very important to have a clear idea of the app you want to build. Maybe you want to take an exciting Web or desktop application and port it to a mobile platform.


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