HCS Mobility: iOS 8 Ready
With the proliferation of mobile devices and the consumerization of IT, corporate networks are becoming more challenging to manage and more at-risk every day. The days of a static, one-size-fits-all policy applied to company-owned assets are over. Today, IT departments need to understand what devices are trying to connect to their networks, so they can provide convenient, secure access to those that are authorized, including personal iPads and smartphones.
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Forrester urges IT to support the Mac
The voice of Windows in the enterprise discovers that Mac users are more productive
That 41% of enterprises won't let Apple (AAPL) PCs anywhere near their computing services -- not even e-mail or the Internet -- should come as no surprise to the IT professionals who subscribe to Forrester Research's market research reports. After all, it reflects the advice that Forrester has been giving information technology departments for decades. Take, for example, this quote from a 2008 Forrester report on enterprise computing:
Craig Cohen, CEO of HCS Technology Group interviewed BY CRN on iPad in the Enterprise
“Larger clients have been coming to us for help because there isn’t any clear documentation from Apple on how to support these mobile devices in the enterprise,” said Craig Cohen, president of HCS Technology Group, an Apple consultancy in Bohemia, N.Y.
That Apple is waking up to the benefits of working with the channel makes sense considering the speed and volume of iPhone and iPad sales. Apple will report fourth-quarter results on Oct. 18, but in its fiscal third quarter the company sold 20.34 million iPhones, up 142 percent year over year, and 9.25 million iPads, up 183 percent year over year. It's just-unveiled iPhone 4S racked up over 1 million pre-orders in the first 24 hours it was available. And with the vast majority of Fortune 500 firms either deploying iOS devices or considering doing so, integrating these devices into corporate networks is an emerging area of opportunity for the channel.