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This blog was updated on May 22,2017, with the latest information about the Device Enrollment Program from Apple. Join the conversation on Twitter using #iOSinBusiness.

What is the Device Enrollment Program from Apple?

The Device Enrollment Program provides a fast, streamlined way to deploy your corporate-owned Mac, iOS or tvOS devices. With a mobile device management (MDM) and unified endpoint management solution like VMware AirWatch, IT can:

  • Customize device settings;
  • Activate and supervise devices over the air; and
  • Enable users to setup their own devices out of the box.

[Related: 27 Questions Answered about AirWatch & the Device Enrollment Program from Apple]

What IT challenges does the Device Enrollment Program help address?

The Device Enrollment Program solves several critical requirements for corporate-owned devices. First, organizations save time and money by eliminating high-touch processes for IT. DEP takes configuration time to zero. Deployment of corporate-owned devices with DEP means zero-touch configuration for IT, eliminates staging and automates device configuration.

Second, onboarding iOS or macOS devices is streamlined for users. Based on the settings IT configured, users are prompted through Setup Assistant (skipping through any unnecessary screens). Users only need to authenticate and don&#rsquo;t need to be tech savvy to get the content, apps and email they need on their smartphones.

Finally, supervising iOS devices over the air is possible with the DEP. With supervision, administrators have more control over the device and can disable features like AirDrop, the App Store and account modification. They can also enable features like password protection. Also, the MDM profile cannot be removed, which eliminates the possibility of un-enrollment to protect data and investments in devices and provides the best user experience possible.

What role does AirWatch play in Apple&#rsquo;s Device Enrollment Program?

To utilize the Device Enrollment Program, MDM capabilities like those part of VMware AirWatch are required. AirWatch integrates with the Device Enrollment Program, enabling organizations to automatically import devices in the console based on order history. Then, administrators can easily configure settings, apply profiles, assign applications and set restrictions that will apply automatically when users unbox devices.

[Related: iOS 10.3, tvOS 10.2 & macOS 10.12.4 Are Live! VMware AirWatch Has Your Mobile Business Covered]

How can I join the Device Enrollment Program from Apple?

First, enroll with Apple and register your organization&#rsquo;s information to create an account and designate your administrators. Next, configure your device settings and Setup Assistant steps in the AirWatch console. You then can ship devices directly to your users.

For more information, check out Apple&#rsquo;s Device Enrollment Program Guide.

What are the device requirements for the Apple Device Enrollment Program?

The devices must be corporate-owned and purchased directly from Apple or through participating Apple Authorized Resellers.*

*The Device Enrollment Program may not be supported by all Apple Authorized Resellers and carriers.

Where is the Device Enrollment Program available?

The Device Enrollment Program is available in 34 countries: Australia,Austria,Belgium,Brazil,Canada,Czech Republic,Denmark,Finland,France,Germany, Greece,Hong Kong,Hungary,India,Ireland,Italy,Japan,Luxembourg,Mexico,Netherlands, NewZealand,Norway,Poland,Portugal,Singapore,South Africa,Spain,Sweden,Switzerland, Taiwan,Turkey,United Arab Emirates,United Kingdom andUnitedStates.

What’s available for education with the Device Enrollment Program from Apple?

Both Apple and AirWatch give special consideration to unique education use cases. With Apple School Manager (ASM), Apple has delivered a central place for account creation, role definitions and content purchases. To support ASM, AirWatch designed a console section for education to setup mobile deployments and streamline management of teachers, students, classes, apps and more—whether you have a 1:1 or shared device deployment. After importing data from Apple School Manager, use AirWatch to:

  • Match devices with students or classes;
  • Assign applications (to users or devices); and
  • Configure the new Classroom application, allowing teachers to guide learning on iPads.

Students quickly choose the device with their photo displayed once their teacher has started the class.

Visit apple.com/business/dep/ and apple.com/education/it/ to learn more about the Device Enrollment Program.

 

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This Week’s Top EUC News Will Blow Your Mind

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&#rsquo;Microsoft Azure users now have access to genuine desktop as a service solution.&#rdquo;

That&#rsquo;s SiliconANGLE on our huge news this week: We&#rsquo;re delivering VMware Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure. By connecting Azure to the Horizon Cloud control plane, our joint customers are empowered with more flexibility to deliver virtual desktops and apps. Get the FAQs here.

&#rsquo;Our customers have their preference of public cloud offerings and should be able to choose the industry leader in desktop and app virtualization regardless of that cloud preference.&#rdquo;
—Dave Grant, VP of Product Marketing for VMware End-User Computing, at VMware Radius

Plus, using Horizon Cloud with on-premises infrastructure? Here&#rsquo;s what&#rsquo;s new for you.

The digital workspace just upped its IQ.

VMware also announced the acquisition of Apteligent this week and the integration of the mobile app intelligence solution into our digital workspace platform. Read the juicy details here.

&#rsquo;The Apteligent platform enables both mobile app developers and IT organizations to analyze mobile application performance in real time, enabling them to understand user behavior to address the issues that matter the most—and directly impact business and revenue.&#rdquo;
—Sumit Dhawan, VMware EUC SVP & GM of Desktop Products & Solutions

Forget stereotypes. We&#rsquo;re all Generation Digital.

Millennials aren&#rsquo;t the only generation demanding mobile technology at work. Employees of all ages recently said mobile tech makes them more productive (60%), more creative (45%) and more satisfied at work (53%). Read more in this new VMware Radius series.

It&#rsquo;s a &#rsquo;privilege&#rdquo; to meet you, VMware User Environment Manager 9.2.

User Environment Manager (UEM) essentially separates a user&#rsquo;s personality from the underlying Windows machine, said Andy Morris, virtualizing their preferences. Version 9.2 offers a cool new trick: User privilege elevation. Here&#rsquo;s what it does.

Plus, watch these six videos for a technical deep dive into UEM 9.2.

And IT lived happily ever after.

User satisfaction is up, and costs are down at Memorial Healthcare after the hospital deployed VMware NSX, VMware AirWatch and Horizon. Hear their digital clinical workspace story.

&#rsquo;I don&#rsquo;t think there&#rsquo;s much within our infrastructure that VMware hasn&#rsquo;t enabled.&#rdquo;
—Thomas Kurtz, Ph. D, VP of Information Services & CIO for Memorial Healthcare

Let&#rsquo;s talk tech.

  • Citrix Synergy, May 23–25 in Orlando (VMware booth 309)
  • VMware SociaLabs—Horizon 7 & AirWatch, May 23 (San Diego), June 6 (Reston) & June 20 (Halifax)
  • Boston Summer VMUG UserCon, June 1
  • Unlocking Mobility with Derived Credentials &AirWatch, June 23 online
  • VMworld 2017, Aug. 27–31 in Vegas

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What Happens at Dell EMC World—Gets Shared in Top Mobile News!

VMware, Dell and you. Minimize user downtime. Reduce admin overhead. Align with compliance and IT security policies. That&#rsquo;s how you win with our big Dell EMC World announcement: The integration of VMware AirWatch and Dell Client Command systems management tools. Get all the details here on the evolution of our unified endpoint management (UEM) solution. […]]> VMware, Dell and you.

Minimize user downtime. Reduce admin overhead. Align with compliance and IT security policies.

That&#rsquo;s how you win with our big Dell EMC World announcement: The integration of VMware AirWatch and Dell Client Command systems management tools. Get all the details here on the evolution of our unified endpoint management (UEM) solution.

Windows 10 expert Aditya Kunduri talks about complete Dell PC management with AirWatch at Dell EMC World.

Use Oracle? Read this!

Through one platform, with access to advanced security features, you can now manage and secure hundreds of Oracle enterprise apps—and custom apps built on Oracle Mobile Cloud Service (OMCS). Our partnership with Oracle lends the simplicity and security of AirWatch and VMware Workspace ONE to one of the most common enterprise app names in the Apple App Store.

Enterprise IoT becomes reality.

We also announced a new way to get Internet of Things (IoT) projects off the ground. VMware Pulse IoT Center is designed to be the &#rsquo;nervous system for enterprise IoT,&#rdquo; said PCWorld, with AirWatch to manage devices and VMware vRealize Operations to monitor infrastructure.

IoT devices must be connected, secured and managed, said VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger on stage at Dell EMC World.

Quote of the Week

&#rsquo;In a couple years, you&#rsquo;re going to be talking to your refrigerator. You&#rsquo;re going to look crazy talking to it, but you are going to be talking to your refrigerator, your Alexa, your TV and so on … Enterprises have to be consumer-like … You and I are going to come and talk to things at work and expect it to talk back.&#rdquo;
—Bask Iyer, CIO of VMware and Dell, with theCUBE at Dell EMC World 2017

We&#rsquo;re putting Google to work.

Deploying and managing Android devices? See how much faster you can do it all with VMware AirWatch 9.1 in these five Android management GIFS.

Plus, with AirWatch 9.1, you can choose from new enrollment workflows for Android enterprise devices. Here&#rsquo;s your guide to Android enterprise enrollment.

Can Android do that?

Can you set up Android work managed devices without ever touching them? What about Windows 10—can you remotely wipe Windows 10 laptops?

These are some of the top questions IT pros asked during our AirWatch 9.1 webinar. Find out the answers here.

2 more reasons to update Windows 10:

1) Microsoft ended support this week for the very first version of Windows 10 (1507).

2) The next major update enables you to seamlessly switch from PC to smartphone. With the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, announced this week at Microsoft Build 2017, you&#rsquo;ll be able to pick up where you left off on Windows, iOS and Android devices and copy from a PC and paste to a mobile device.

Get schooled:

  • Midwest Management Summit (MMS), May 15–18at Mall of America
  • VMware SociaLabs, Introduction to Mobile Device Management (MDM) with AirWatch May 23 (San Diego), June 6 (Reston) & June 20 (Halifax)
  • Boston Summer VMUG UserCon, June 1
  • Unlocking Mobility with Derived Credentials & AirWatch, June 23 online
  • VMworld 2017, Aug. 27–31 in Vegas

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Top EUC News: Password Misery, Windows 10 S & Dell EMC World, Oh My!

Here&#rsquo;s the first edition of our new series, top end-user computing (EUC) news! Sign up at the top of this page to get the weekly newsletter in your inbox every Friday.

The password is …

We released the results of a new VMware survey this week that revealed companies&#rsquo; top 10 identity and access management (IAM) challenges. At the top of the list, IT and business pros said password management gives them the biggest heebie-jeebies. Here are three big takeaways from the IAM research.

+Watch how to simplify app and access management with VMware Workspace ONE.

Quote of the Week

&#rsquo;The days of being able to secure data sitting on a machine are long gone. Even if you could ensure all devices were properly secured and adhere to corporate standards, you need multiple different tool sets to manage across the different platforms. It&#rsquo;s too complex. Security needs to follow the user, so it can adapt to their context of use—not be tied to individual assets.&#rdquo;
—Dave Grant, vice president of product and technical marketing at VMware, talks securing the digital workspace.

There&#rsquo;s a new Windows 10 on the block.

Microsoft announced the new Windows 10 S operating system (OS), now supported by VMware. With VMware Workspace ONE, you can accelerate and better secure your Windows 10 S deployments, modernize management and redefine the user experience. Decode Windows 10 S here.

+Here&#rsquo;s how to integrate Azure Active Directory (AD) Join with Workspace ONE.

Ever dreamed of being in the CIO Hall of Fame?

This guy is living that dream. CIO.com named Bask Iyer, our CIO for VMware and Dell, to their list of 2017 inductees. Bask drives digital transformation not only for our customers but also for our workforce—from apps to find offices and car charging stations to vending machines for employee technology. Read more about it at VMware Radius and Direct2Dell.

Micro-segment-whatta?

What is micro-segmentation, and what the heck does it have to do with managing endpoints? Get the scoop on VMware NSX, and learn how to integrate the network virtualization and security platform with VMware AirWatch enterprise mobility management.

It&#rsquo;s on!

We&#rsquo;re just days away from the start of a mammoth tech conference—Dell EMC World. If you&#rsquo;ll be in Vegas, make your way to these EUC events next week:

  • 1143—memorize that number, and stop by our booth to explore our solutions, see how to simplify the digital workspace with VMware Horizon on VxRail and learn about complete Dell PC management with VMware AirWatch.
  • Take a seat in our IT Leadership and Technology track sessions on: Dell Client Command Suite & VMware AirWatch, endpoint security, Windows 10 management and desktop virtualization.
  • The next wave of innovation in mobile-cloud technology is here, and our CEO Pat Gelsinger will give you a glimpse Tuesday in his joint session, &#rsquo;Realize Transformation.&#rdquo;

What&#rsquo;s Next

  • Dell EMC World, Booth 1143, May 8–11 in Vegas
  • Taking GPU-Powered Desktops to the Cloud with VMware & NVIDIA, May 17 online
  • Citrix Synergy, Booth 309, May 23-25 in Orlando
  • VMware SociaLabs—Horizon 7 & AirWatch, May 23 (San Diego), June 6 (Reston) & June 20 (Halifax)
  • Boston Summer VMUG UserCon, June 1
  • Unlocking Mobility with Derived Credentials & VMware AirWatch, June 23 online
  • VMworld 2017, Aug. 27–31 in Vegas

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In Top Mobile News: Windows 10 Smartwatches & Android-Supported Laptops

Windows 10 smartwatches come to the enterprise. It&#rsquo;s 1.54 inches, runs Universal Windows Applications, secure and built to &#rsquo;survive a hard day at work,&#rdquo; saidMicrosoft. The TrekStor IoT Wearable runs on Windows 10 IoT Core, a version of Windows 10 for the Internet of Things. Microsoft will reveal more soon on the smartwatch for healthcare, […]]> Windows 10 smartwatches come to the enterprise.

It&#rsquo;s 1.54 inches, runs Universal Windows Applications, secure and built to &#rsquo;survive a hard day at work,&#rdquo; saidMicrosoft. The TrekStor IoT Wearable runs on Windows 10 IoT Core, a version of Windows 10 for the Internet of Things. Microsoft will reveal more soon on the smartwatch for healthcare, manufacturing, retail and other industries.

Migrating to Windows 10—everyone&#rsquo;s doing it.

By the end of this year, 85% of enterprises will have started deploying Windows 10, according to a newGartnersurvey. The top reason to migrate? Nearly half of respondents said it’s improved security.

You may be putting Office 365 apps at risk.

Mobile application management (MAM) helps you control Microsoft Office 365 apps—but there are limitations to an application-onlysecurity framework. Worried?Find out the risks and more comprehensive solutions here.

Are you thinking what I&#rsquo;m thinking?

Chrome could soon predict what you&#rsquo;re searching for in other Android apps based on the last website you visited in the mobile browser. The &#rsquo;Copyless Paste&#rdquo; feature spotted in development would use machine learning to guess what text you&#rsquo;ll enter next.

Google also updated thelistof Chromebook laptops planned to support Android apps, bumping the total from six to more than 80 devices, reportsThe Verge.

Personal privacy matters to enterprise security, too.

Mobile surveillance is a growing threat to individual privacyandto enterprise data. Bring-your-own (BYO) devices that allow apps to collect personal data, &#rsquo;open the door to corporate hacks, stolen business data and crippling cyber attacks.&#rdquo; Read more fromAppthority President Domingo Guerraon what you can do.

Wonder why workers won&#rsquo;t use the apps you deploy?

Blame it on shorter attention spans. About 7% of users won&#rsquo;t use a new work app for each extra step it takes to get started. So if it takes six extra steps, about 42% of workers won&#rsquo;t use a new app. Read more on theVMware EUC Blog.

Tweet of the Week

Renu Upadhyay, director of product marketing at VMware, on this week&#rsquo;s CMSWire Tweet Jam, &#rsquo;Optimizing the Employee Experience:&#rdquo;

 

 

It&#rsquo;s time for a change of scenery.

This year&#rsquo;s largest VMware event, VMworld, will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for enterprise mobility experts. You’ll hear from Sumit Dhawan, Blake Brannon, Noah Wasmer and other end-user computing (EUC) leaders. Register now for early-bird rates, and get all the details at theAirWatch Blog.

Up next:

  • Join our SociaLab—Introduction to Mobile Device Management (MDM) with AirWatch—May 2 in Houston.
  • &#rsquo;Realize Your Digital Future&#rdquo; May 8–11 atDell EMC Worldin Vegas.
  • Unlock mobility withderived credentials and AirWatchJune 23 online.
  • Don&#rsquo;t miss anexclusive AirWatch experience atVMworld 2017, Aug. 27–31 in Vegas.

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Windows 10 in Top Mobile News: What Enterprises Need to Know

What&#rsquo;s next for Windows 10 in the enterprise? Tuesday, Microsoft rolled out the Windows 10 Creators Update, which includes enhanced security features. Next on the agenda: Microsoft is testing the next major Windows 10 update due in 2017, Redstone 3. Now, enterprise IT organizations can test such new builds of Windows 10 Enterprise. That&#rsquo;s because […]]> What&#rsquo;s next for Windows 10 in the enterprise?

Tuesday, Microsoft rolled out the Windows 10 Creators Update, which includes enhanced security features. Next on the agenda: Microsoft is testing the next major Windows 10 update due in 2017, Redstone 3.

Now, enterprise IT organizations can test such new builds of Windows 10 Enterprise. That&#rsquo;s because Microsoft also recently launched the Windows Insider Program for Business to accelerate enterprise adoption, reports InfoWorld.

Businesses have good reason to adopt Windows 10. Enterprises can save an estimated $515 per employee over three years, according to an updated analysis from Microsoft and Forrester.

+Register for the free virtual event on April 27 from Windows IT Pro: Mastering Windows 10 (2.0).

Watch the State of the AppConfig Community.

It&#rsquo;s been one year since the launch of AppConfig, a community focused on accelerating the adoption of mobile apps in business. Membership has grown from just four to 19 enterprise mobility management (EMM) providers and from 60 to 90 independent software vendors (ISVs). Learn more about what the Community has accomplished in the AppConfig Community Annual Report.

Here&#rsquo;s how you&#rsquo;ll spot the weakest link in your supply chain.

In the not-too-distant future, supply chain managers will quickly solve problems in the field—from transportation models to conveyor belts—without leaving the office. Researchers say augmented reality (AR) could save businesses big money by visualizing complex data right in front of managers&#rsquo; eyes. Read about the possibilities in The Wall Street Journal.

Not every business is a digital business—yet.

Only about 5 percent of companies have digitally transformed, according to a new survey from Enterprise Strategy Group and Dell EMC. SiliconANGLE reports that 12 percent have not or have barely started transforming, and 83 percent still need to invest in or fully implement new technology.

The few that are digitally mature spend more on new projects than maintenance, see more cooperation in IT and are more likely to exceed revenue goals.

What does a digital workspace mean to you?

That&#rsquo;s what we asked attendees during EUC Insights 2017. Hundreds replied. Read some of the responses now on the VMware End-User Computing Blog.

Quote of the Week

&#rsquo;The digital workspace is mobility without limitations.&#rdquo;
—EUC Insights 2017 attendee

Upcoming events:

  • Interactive Hands-on Labs:VMware SociaLabs
  • Webinar on April 18: Samsung Knox Mobile Enrollment and VMware AirWatch EMM
  • Webinar on April 19: Explore the Latest AirWatch 9.1 Release
  • Webinar on April 21: Achieve Your Digital Workspace Goals: Episode 3, Your Path to Workspace ONE using Identity Manager
  • Virtual Event on April 27: Mastering Windows (2.0)
  • Webinar on April 27: NSX-AirWatch Customer Success Story with Vallejo Sanitation
  • On-Demand Events:
    • EUC Insights 2017 AMER
    • EUC Insights 2017 APJ
    • EUC Insights 2017 EMEA

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VMware EUC Is Teaming Up with VMUG! Here’s What You Need to Know

We are excited to announce that VMware End-User Computing (EUC) is teaming up with VMUG. Don&#rsquo;t miss out on the opportunity to connect with industry peers and VMware experts in the all new EUC-focused roadshows and UserCons.

What is VMUG?

VMUG is the world&#rsquo;s largest independent, customer-led community for users of VMware software and applications around the globe. Watch this great video to learn more:

Top 5 Reasons to Join VMUG

  1. Engage in complimentary year-round activities including webinars and virtual events.
  2. Meet with local peers and discuss thousands of use cases, featuring the latest technology.
  3. Participate in exclusive on-demand classes and training courses.
  4. Connect with a community of VMware EUC users with access to online communities.
  5. Get exclusive benefits, including $100 off VMworld 2017, by subscribing to VMUG Advantage.

Join VMUG to stay up to day on the latest EUC specific opportunities and industry solutions.

Now Live: The New VMUG Website

With mobile responsive design and greater collaboration within communities, the new VMUG.com is a whole new way to access the VMware user community. Click here to explore the site and see what events are coming to your town.

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Google Buckles Down on Android Security, Plus More Top Mobile News

Google plans to ramp up Android security in 2017. Google shared in a security year in review post this week that, &#rsquo;About half of devices in use at the end of 2016 had not received a platform security update in the previous year.&#rdquo; To improve that number, Google plans to make it easier for both […]]> Google plans to ramp up Android security in 2017.

Google shared in a security year in review post this week that, &#rsquo;About half of devices in use at the end of 2016 had not received a platform security update in the previous year.&#rdquo; To improve that number, Google plans to make it easier for both manufacturers and their more than 1.4 billion users to deploy and apply security patches this year.

Google also noted that, &#rsquo;Google Play continues to be the safest place for Android users to download their apps.&#rdquo; Devices that downloaded apps only from Google Play had a year-over-year decrease in Potentially Harmful Apps (PHAs) installed, while total Android devices showed a slight increase in PHAs present.

SIY: Secure It Yourself.

It&#rsquo;s about time all smartphone users take mobile security seriously. So we rounded up seven simple ways to secure your smartphone, plus special considerations for enterprise IT admins. Step one, disk encryption …

VMware AirWatch is certified secure.

AirWatch mobile device management (MDM) and the AirWatch MDM Agent underwent rigorous testing last month and earned NIAP Common Criteria Certification. We&#rsquo;re delighted to provide technology that meets the highest regulatory standards and strictest security requirements.

Welcome to admin&#rsquo;s adventures in enrollment land.

Do you feel like you&#rsquo;re going down a rabbit hole figuring out Apple Device Enrollment Program (DEP) configurations for iOS enrollment? Follow one of these four common enrollment scenarios, along with the AirWatch settings for each recommended by our expert.

This isn&#rsquo;t a popularity contest, but …

Apple iPhone 6s was the best-selling smartphone of 2016, according to an IHS Markit analysis. Samsung smartphones also accounted for half of the 10 most popular devices of 2016.

Here&#rsquo;s the game plan:

  • Attending the VMware-sponsored mobility track at Enterprise Connectin Orlando? Find us at booth 1007 at the expo, March 27–29.
  • Join VMware and KuppingerCole this Tuesday for a webinar on Creating Secure and Unified Next-Generation Workspaces.
  • Starting March 30, we&#rsquo;re kicking off our free, interactive hands-on labs where you&#rsquo;ll get step-by-step guidance on AirWatch and Workspace ONE. Register for a VMware SociaLab in your city.
  • Discover your path to VMware Workspace ONE using AirWatch during our April 12 webinar. Register to Achieve Your Digital Workspace Goals: Episode 2.
  • Last week, we announced a new AirWatch release. Now, sign up for our webinar to see the enhancements in AirWatch 9.1 on April 19.
  • Act fast to catch EUC Insights 2017 on demand!
    • EUC Insights 2017 AMER
    • EUC Insights 2017 APJ
    • EUC Insights 2017 EMEA

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Top Mobile News: Enterprises Sport Rose-Colored Smart Glasses

Smart glasses are on enterprise IT&#rsquo;s radar. No, augmented reality is not just for catching Pokémon on your smartphone. Ralph Osterhout, founder of wearables company Osterhout Design Group (ODG), explains why smart glasses belong in the enterprise toThe Wall Street Journal. Don&#rsquo;t let the opportunity pass you by. Adopt a modern management approach when you […]]> Smart glasses are on enterprise IT&#rsquo;s radar.

No, augmented reality is not just for catching Pokémon on your smartphone. Ralph Osterhout, founder of wearables company Osterhout Design Group (ODG), explains why smart glasses belong in the enterprise toThe Wall Street Journal.

Don&#rsquo;t let the opportunity pass you by.

Adopt a modern management approach when you deploy Windows 10. Watch Episode 2 of The Redmond Series today to rethink your deployment options and post-deployment configuration. (Plus, jump in the driver&#rsquo;s seat to test drive modern Windows 10 enrollment options.)

&#rsquo;By taking a modern approach to Windows 10, organizations deliver a consumer-like experience. Users take a device out of the box, power it on for the first time and automatically transform the machine to a company device. They do all this without the need to either re-image or IT touching the device, regardless of whether the user is on the corporate network, working from home or working out of a Starbucks on the road.&#rdquo;

THIS is how you get help desk tickets.

Make sure your end users&#rsquo; devices are compliant—and not flagged as non-compliant—when they upgrade to iOS 10.3. Get the critical updates here for app compatibility.

&#rsquo;Most likely to succeed.&#rdquo;

When it comes to digital workspace technology, one industry wins this superlative. Financial businesses successfully execute digital workspace initiatives at a 7–8 percent higher rate than other industries. They&#rsquo;re also more likely to execute over 100 digital workspace initiatives in the next 12 months. Check out this new infographic for more insights.

All emails are not created equal.

It turns out, a third of the distracting emails in your palm or on your wrist never need to be seen at all, according to new research published in The Atlantic. And experts are trying to figure out how to better deliver the tenth of emails you actually need to read within five minutes.

+ICYMI: Introducing VMware Boxer Mobile Email for the Enterprise

Upcoming events:

  • Enterprise Connect with VMware at Booth 1007: March 27-30, Orlando
  • Creating Secure and Unified Next Generation Workspaces with VMware and KuppingerCole: March 28, 10 a.m. EST (7 a.m. PST), online
  • Now Available on Demand:
    • EUC Insights 2017 AMER
    • EUC Insights 2017 APJ
    • EUC Insights 2017 EMEA

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Tokyo 2020: Welcome to the 5G Mobile World

People used to consume the Olympic Games in front of a TV. Now, people want to see live events on their mobile devices anytime they want. During the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, audiences both at the games and at home used mobile devices as a second screen to watch, connect with others and find […]]> People used to consume the Olympic Games in front of a TV. Now, people want to see live events on their mobile devices anytime they want.

During the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, audiences both at the games and at home used mobile devices as a second screen to watch, connect with others and find results. Many even used a mobile device as a first screen to stream Olympic Games content.

This and other innovations with mobile technology will make Tokyo 2020 the most digital Summer Olympic Games ever. Experts and officials anticipate that demand to rise, not only for mobile content but also for the speed at which viewers can access it. Welcome to the high-speed, 5G world.

[Related: (Video) InformationWeek Expert on IoT, 5G Networks & Future of Enterprise Mobility Management]

The Digital Transformation of the Olympic Games

Today at Mobile World Congress, Pat Gelsinger, CEO of VMware, and Patrick Adiba, EVP Chief Commercial Officer and CEO Olympics at Atos, talked about the coming impact of 5G mobile networks on major events and the agile infrastructure needed to support near real-time experiences.

[Read more at VMware Radius: #MWC17: VMware Joins Industry Luminaries in Keynote]

Mobile technology allows viewers to stream live events from the palm of their hand, said Adiba, as well as connect with their communities. Fans want to see immediate playbacks, to tweet their thoughts and to find results. To deliver these mobile, interactive, fast experiences for billions of users and devices, live events like the Olympics will increasingly need to support enormous amounts of data.

This will inevitably impact security demands, too. Organizers want to not only protect what they know but also to understand, react and adapt to new issues, said Adiba. To do so, they also need to train event staff on data loss prevention and know who&#rsquo;s behind the device with identity and access management.

[Related: What Is an Identity-Defined Security Perimeter?]

Perhaps one of the most challenging aspects of digitally transforming an event with massive investments, like the Olympics, is preparing for the future. The infrastructure the Olympic Games builds today also needs to support the technology of tomorrow.

Many mobile apps and technologies won&#rsquo;t be invented for five or even 10 years, said Gelsinger, but they could completely change the game. New mobile apps could help tourists navigate live events with real-time translation. Driverless taxis could be part of the Olympic Village of the future. With virtual reality and holograms of competitions, audiences in homes and stadiums around the world could watch the games in the future.

 

Learn More

  • Catch the replay here this week to learn what the two tech leaders said are key to building an agile, flexible infrastructure today to support the 5G world of mobile technology tomorrow.
  • Read more about how VMware is preparing for the future in 5G here.
  • And find out what else is happening with VMware at Mobile World Congress.

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