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IT Empire Strikes Back, New iPad Pro Rumors & the App-teligent Digital Workspace

The IT empire strikes back. Shadow IT strikes again, but this time IT can do something to stop the rebel forces of consumerization. Skycure&#rsquo;s Brian Duckering talks about how the combination of mobile threat defense and unified endpoint management can result in the ceasefire we&#rsquo;ve all been waiting for. See his take on this ages-old […]]> The IT empire strikes back.

Shadow IT strikes again, but this time IT can do something to stop the rebel forces of consumerization. Skycure&#rsquo;s Brian Duckering talks about how the combination of mobile threat defense and unified endpoint management can result in the ceasefire we&#rsquo;ve all been waiting for. See his take on this ages-old battle of wills here.

The Apple rumor mill keeps on milling.

Today, MacRumors dove into the latest Apple rumblings with the 10.5-inch iPad Pro rumors. Could it be real? According to the report, there&#rsquo;s a &#rsquo;greater than 70% chance.&#rdquo; Dive into the rumor mill here.

Your lack of app-telligence astounds me.

VMware announced some BIG news on the enterprise app front. With the acquisition of Apteligent, SVP Sumit Dhawan says VMware&#rsquo;s digital workspace platform can:

&#rsquo;Help development teams prioritize issues and address app performance challenges faster, improving application uptime and user experience, reducing churn rate and facilitating better collaboration.&#rdquo;

Dive into the details here.

You go, Google.

With its new mobile operating system (OS), Android Go, smartphones might just become the globally ubiquitous devices we&#rsquo;ve always been promised. Engadget speculates: &#rsquo;Soon enough you won&#rsquo;t be able to use high prices as an excuse to avoid smartphones.&#rdquo; Taking it further in this article, tech expert Chris Velazco says Android Go will help Google go even further on its quest to dominate underserved and developing countries. Read more here.

Android phone home.

&#rsquo;The latest Windows 10 preview release adds notifications for incoming calls to Android phones, but Microsoft apologizes that not all testers will get access to the smart videoediting tool, Story Remix.&#rdquo; —Liam Tung, ZDNet

Get more highlights of the Windows 10 updated preview builds here.

Office 365 provisioning made easy.

This week, VMware AirWatch released its new how-to guide for provisioning Office 2016 on macOS devices. The easy-to-follow steps and screenshots help you leverage custom settings XML, custom attributes, files, actions and products. Get the free whitepaper here.

Coming to a city or laptop near you.

  • Citrix Synergy next week in Orlando. Come visit VMware&#rsquo;s booth 309.
  • 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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Firefox & Chrome Threats Top This Week’s Mobile News

Beware, Firefox and Chrome users. Wordfence reported this week that Firefox and Chrome web browsers are vulnerable to a new threat that lulls users into providing log-in credentials and personal information on fake look-alike sites. Read how to identity these fake sites and protect your personal and work information via today&#rsquo;s AirWatch blog. Microsoft marches […]]> Beware, Firefox and Chrome users.

Wordfence reported this week that Firefox and Chrome web browsers are vulnerable to a new threat that lulls users into providing log-in credentials and personal information on fake look-alike sites. Read how to identity these fake sites and protect your personal and work information via today&#rsquo;s AirWatch blog.

Microsoft marches along with Windows 10.

Microsoft announced this week that it will target March and September every year for major releases to its Windows 10 operating system (OS). Following last month&#rsquo;s Creators Update, we can look forward to the next major release in September.

The Verge reports that this announcement implies Windows 10 is Microsoft&#rsquo;s go-to OS for the foreseeable future. To learn how Windows 10 impacts your business, check out this great series from our very own Windows 10 team.

How do I look?

According to a new blog on Radius, you might be able to skip the dreaded dressing room soon. Virtual reality headsets could help you try on clothes at your favorite retailer from the comfort (and realistic lighting) of your living room. Read more about this new VR experience and other IoT innovations in retail here.

Free Apple apps for everyone!

Who doesn&#rsquo;t love freebies? On Tuesday, Apple updated three of its most popular iOS and Mac apps—iMovie, GarageBand and iWork suite. Once costing upwards of $20, these apps are now free to users. Macworld argues, however, that there&#rsquo;s no such thing as a free lunch.

Adventures in AirWatch.

Wondering how to easily enroll your company&#rsquo;s iOS fleet in mobility management? Or enable secure per-app VPN? VMware AirWatch&#rsquo;s technical team churned out three how-to blogs to help you make the most of your deployments. Check them out here.

Event horizon.

  • 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
  • &#rsquo;Realize Your Digital Future&#rdquo; May 8-11 at Dell-EMC World in Vegas

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3 New AirWatch How To Blogs: Apple DEP Enrollment, Per-App VPN 101 & Android Enterprise

Our amazing technical team here at VMware AirWatch is an incredible wealth of how-to knowledge. They spend every day working with architects, product managers and mobile admins like you to uncover top features, develop best practices and share the knowledge across our community. Over the past month, they did not disappoint. Here are three new […]]> Our amazing technical team here at VMware AirWatch is an incredible wealth of how-to knowledge. They spend every day working with architects, product managers and mobile admins like you to uncover top features, develop best practices and share the knowledge across our community. Over the past month, they did not disappoint.

Here are three new how-to technical blogs to help you make the most of your AirWatch unified endpoint management (UEM) and enterprise mobility management (EMM) deployments:

1. Apple Device Enrollment Program (DEP): 4 Common iOS Configurations with AirWatch

Solutions architect Robert Terakedis took his readers on what he called the &#rsquo;adventures in enrollment&#rdquo; in this great blog. Follow him down the DEP enrollment rabbit hole to reveal four common DEP enrollment scenarios and his recommended configurations with AirWatch, including:

  • Direct end-user authentication without staging.
  • Agent-based authentication with single-user staging.
  • No end-user authentication with single-user staging.
  • Agent-based authentication with multi-user staging.

Click here to read Robert&#rsquo;s blog.

2. AirWatch 101: Per-App VPN

VMware End-User Computing (EUC) senior solutions architect Shardul Navare joins technical marketers Catherine Sanders and Hannah Jernigan to answer the question: &#rsquo;Why choose per-app VPN?&#rdquo;

Read their great blog and check out the related infographic to dive into the &#rsquo;who, what, when, where, why and how&#rdquo; of per-app tunneling. At the end, you&#rsquo;ll better understand if per-app VPN is right for you and learn more about the implementation framework and configuration next steps.

3. AirWatch Android Enterprise Enhancements

A few weeks ago, we announced exciting enhancements for Android Enterprise with AirWatch. Now, thanks to EUC technical expert Karim Chelouati, you can learn how to enable these powerful Android Enterprise enhancements for your users.

Click here to read Karim&#rsquo;s blog, which describes how you can:

  • Simply and easily enable bring-your-own-device (BYOD) deployments that separate personal and corporate device functions;
  • Configure Android Enterprise settings as the admin;
  • Deploy work apps to your users; and
  • Issue security requirements to the work side of the device, such as passwords, fingerprints or pins.

Find all these fantastic AirWatch how-to and technical blogs—and many more to come—in the new &#rsquo;Mobile&#rdquo; category on our sister site, the VMware EUC Blog. To automatically receive email notifications of new AirWatch technical content posted on the EUC Blog, you can subscribe for free here.

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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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New Samsung Galaxy S8 & S8+ at Work: Smart & Secure

Last week, Samsung announced their latest flagship device, the Samsung Galaxy S8. This new device comes packed with features that will delight both consumers and the enterprise. Here are some features we are especially excited about: Iris scanning and face recognition technology available to unlock your phone. This provides a simple and effective way to […]]> Last week, Samsung announced their latest flagship device, the Samsung Galaxy S8. This new device comes packed with features that will delight both consumers and the enterprise.

Here are some features we are especially excited about:

  • Iris scanning and face recognition technology available to unlock your phone. This provides a simple and effective way to keep all your data safe.
  • The world&#rsquo;s first 10nm processor. This fast and powerful processor lets you use your phone at your speed and increases battery efficiency.
  • Your new personal assistant, Bixby. Bixby provides another level of intelligence to your phone and understands multiple forms of communication, including voice, touch, vision and text. Why search for something when Bixby can do it for you?
  • Samsung DeX. This new feature provides a desktop-like experiences for Android and Windows apps, all powered by your phone. To make working on your phone even easier, you can plug it into peripherals, like a keyboard, monitor and mouse.

Usability & Security On the New Galaxy S8 with VMware AirWatch

With all this new technology, end users want and expect to be able to use their latest smartphone for work purposes. The VMware Workspace ONE and VMware Horizon integration give your users access to all the apps—web, native, and virtual—they use to be the most productive from one digital workspace. Users can see all their work apps from a unified location and get to work with a seamless experience on their new Galaxy S8.

The Galaxy S8 comes with the defense-grade security of Samsung Knox, which helps keep your important corporate data safe. If your organization wants additional protection of enterprise data, the Knox Workspace can be deployed through AirWatch, providing a hardware-rooted trusted environment. For personal devices or corporate-owned, personally enabled devices, the Knox Workspace creates a separate container for work apps. In this containerized environment, users&#rsquo; work and personal data do not interact. For corporate-owned and managed devices, the Knox Workspace can be locked into container-only mode, with no personal side of the device and multi-layered security.

We&#rsquo;re looking forward to seeing these devices in action when they are available on April 21.

To learn more about the powerful capabilities of Samsung Knox with AirWatch, please visit air-watch.com/solutions/samsung-knox/.

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VMware Workspace ONE & AirWatch Enhancements Expand the Digital Workspace

As we look to market trends and our customers&#rsquo; top-of-mind IT initiatives, one key focus continues to emerge: enabling employees with consumer simple and secure experiences that drive next-level productivity and innovation. With the launch of VMware Workspace ONE last year, VMware ushered in a brand new era for end-user computing (EUC): the digital workspace. […]]> As we look to market trends and our customers&#rsquo; top-of-mind IT initiatives, one key focus continues to emerge: enabling employees with consumer simple and secure experiences that drive next-level productivity and innovation.

With the launch of VMware Workspace ONE last year, VMware ushered in a brand new era for end-user computing (EUC): the digital workspace. For those new to Workspace ONE, our award-winning platform tightly integrates and unifies three core components:

  • VMware AirWatch unified endpoint management
  • VMware Horizon virtual application delivery
  • Application and access management

Our vision for the digital workspace helps IT finally give employees the work environment they crave:

A consumer simple, enterprise secure way to work on any device and any app—anywhere.

With the unified approach IT needs:

Secure access to any app (native, web and Win32) and simple management for all devices (laptops, desktops, mobile and things).

Today, I am excited to share new Workspace ONE and AirWatch platform advancements that expand the digital workspace for businesses and workers alike.

Let&#rsquo;s dive into the new capabilities.

Unified Endpoint Management Expands Cross-Platform Capabilities

We constantly drive toward delivering a unified endpoint management (UEM) platform for a holistic and user-centric approach to managing all endpoints–mobile, desktop, laptop and the Internet of Things (IoT). Our goal for IT is to:

  • Centrally manage all these endpoints;
  • Simplify the admin experience; and
  • Deliver the automation engines necessary to manage at scale.

Let&#rsquo;s look at four new capabilities that will help extend UEM to all organizations:

1. Simple & Secure Android for Enterprise

Key Android updates deliver a turnkey end-user experience, while streamlining app and device setup and security. With the updates in Workspace ONE and AirWatch, IT can easily onboard devices into work-managed mode with new deployment methods. We also streamlined application deployment with tighter Google Play integration.

In addition, we&#rsquo;ve simplified things for end users by automating application permissions and configuration and introduced app-level password policies for enhanced security for work apps.

2. Expanded Support for Windows 10

VMware&#rsquo;s UEM capabilities help IT effectively manage Windows 10 endpoints to:

  • Maintain compliance with the latest operating system (OS) software patches.
  • Protect data at rest by rendering the data unreadable to unauthorized users.
  • Distribute apps directly from a custom company catalog or silently upon device enrollment.

In the AirWatch 9.1 release, we enable IT with expanded OS update controls, overcoming the challenges associated with off-network patching and the rigidity of Windows Updates as a Service branching model. A new patch compliance dashboard helps IT perform compliance auditing of Windows updates. Further enhancing security, AirWatch 9.1 automatically enables advanced BitLocker configurations, eliminating the need for additional encryption management tools from Microsoft or third parties.

New integration with Windows Store for Business will offer online licensing, making it easier for IT administrators to deploy any Windows Store applications from a customized Workspace ONE company store catalog.

[Related Study: Total Impact of Modern Windows 10 & Content Management with AirWatch]

3. Support for Upcoming iOS & macOS Releases

We developed updated versions of the AirWatch Software Development Kit (SDK), app wrapping engine and productivity applications for the upcoming iOS and macOS software updates. The solution will support and complement the new management and security capabilities expected from Apple.

[Related: Critical Updates—Preparing Your Apps for iOS 10.3 Compatibility]

4. On-Device Rules Engine for Purpose-Built Endpoints

The new rules engine for purpose-built devices, also known as rugged devices, enables IT to automate remote actions using rules or conditions set in the AirWatch console. Device conditions like battery, time, adapter, memory and connectivity status are stored on the device, making actions reliable and in real time. We designed this device-based rules engine for specialized industries and use cases, such as warehouses, manufacturing plants, oil rigs or hospitals.

Unifying Access Control & Real-Time Security

With the proliferation of the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) movement in businesses, devices accessing corporate resources are often unmanaged by IT. This makes it next to impossible for IT to secure corporate data and deliver a great user experience. More than ever before, IT needs to transform how they think about access control and evolve how they solve for these fundamental shifts in the way people work.

We believe the industry needs to evolve to focus on managing and securing data and apps, controlling access based on a new enterprise-ready access control layer across all apps and devices. In this release, we deliver key innovations that increase security and simplify the management of access control across the organization.

Unified Access Control across Cloud & Intranet Applications

The updated Workspace ONE solution enables a new single control plane across cloud, native and legacy intranet applications. Using the new VMware Unified Access Gateway and a Kerberos delegation feature, end users can access legacy intranet applications using device biometrics and certificates securely stored on the device. This new capability enables access to applications that use Kerberos and HTTP headers.

Real-time Threat Detection & Access Control Remediation for Windows

AirWatch 9.1 integrates with VMware TrustPoint to provide a comprehensive security solution that:

  • Automates threat detection with dynamic endpoint remediation.
  • Enables administrators to define compliance policies within AirWatch.
  • Takes automated actions on compromised devices as reported by TrustPoint.

[Related: VMware AirWatch Security Year in Review]

Common Criteria Certification for AirWatch

I&#rsquo;m excited to share that the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) validated the AirWatch solution. Established by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Security Agency (NSA), this Common Criteria certification enables organizations and resellers to use AirWatch with the confidence that the solution adheres to strict security guidelines.

Simplified Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Access with Apple Watch Support

MFA access on the Apple Watch enables end users securely authenticate their identity right from their wrist, without using a smartphone or tablet.

Enhancements to Workspace ONE Productivity Apps

With this release also comes enhancements to Workspace ONE productivity apps:

  • VMware Boxer: Support for S/MIME for encrypted mails, email classifications and tighter workflows empower mobile moments to maximize productivity without compromising security.
  • VMware Socialcast: Enhancements further simplify team collaboration on mobile devices and include increased granular reporting capabilities.

[Related: World’s Better Mobile Email: 7 Reasons to Give Your Workers VMware Boxer]

Flexible Workspace ONE Packaging

New pricing and packaging simplify the selection, purchase and deployment of Workspace ONE. The new packaging enables organizations at different phases of building their digital workspace and unified endpoint management platform to segment their users and select the appropriate set of capabilities that aligns to their application and security needs.

Stay tuned to the AirWatch Blog for upcoming deep-dive articles on the exciting features and enhancements in our latest release. In the meantime, please register for the free AirWatch 9.1 release webinar.

Availability

Workspace ONE and AirWatch 9.1 updates are expected to be generally available this spring.

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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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Prepare Your Organization for Enterprise Wearables & Things

More than 20 billion things will be connected to the internet by 2020, recently estimated analyst firm Gartner. In 2017 alone, Gartner estimates the Internet of Things (IoT) could reach 8.4 billion devices—as ZDNet pointed out, that means IoT could outnumber the global population for the first time this year. Each of these endpoints, which […]]> More than 20 billion things will be connected to the internet by 2020, recently estimated analyst firm Gartner. In 2017 alone, Gartner estimates the Internet of Things (IoT) could reach 8.4 billion devices—as ZDNet pointed out, that means IoT could outnumber the global population for the first time this year.

Each of these endpoints, which could be anything from smart glasses to the drill of an oil rig, will not only be able to connect to your corporate network but also generate massive amounts of data. With that data, you could discover insights to improve productivity, automation, agility, the customer experience and your security. In fact, more than half of new business processes and systems could leverage IoT by 2020, according to Gartner.

Clearly, IoT, including wearables, is going to have a big impact on our lives and businesses. How do you prepare?

[Read more: IoT Is Enterprise-Ready–But Where Do You Start?]

Unified Endpoint Management for Enterprise Wearables

A single, unified endpoint management (UEM) platform allows your organization to manage and secure any endpoint on any platform across any use case. By combining management tools and processes, your IT organization gains efficiencies, as well as visibility and security across your end-user computing (EUC) environment.

Smart watches, smart glasses, printers, Apple TV, Microsoft Surface Hub—unified endpoint management is capable of managing a range of emerging IoT devices, in addition to your existing fleet of mobile devices and laptop computers. In the U.S., 14 million workers could be using smart glasses alone by 2025, expects Forrester.Your organization not only needs to be able handle that scale, but also the onboarding, security and integration challenges of putting augmented reality to work.

&#rsquo;The true value of wearables lies in the line-of-business and workflow applications that enable operational employees real-time, hands-free access to business-critical information needed to do their jobs. In order to successfully deliver this context-sensitive information at the right time and place, it&#rsquo;s imperative that wearable deployments easily integrate with existing enterprise systems.&#rdquo;
—Jessie Stoks, Product Marketing Manager, VMware

[Read more: AirWatch Unified Endpoint Management Now Supports Wearables]

Get More Insights into the Future of EUC

Want to learn more about the biggest benefits and toughest challenges of smart glasses and other enterprise wearables?This is just one of the many informative sessions you can now stream at your desk from our online event, EUC Insights 2017. Prepare your organization for enterprise wearables and things. Discover what unified endpoint management is all about. Learn how to modernize Windows 10 management at EUC Insights 2017.

#EUCInsights17 is now available on demand. Click here to instantly access the keynotes and sessions.

Joining the online conference from another time zone? Then sign up now for our next live events: March 2 in APJ and March 7 in EMEA.

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