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  • January 10, 2020 10 Jan'20

    5G connectivity won't be enterprise-ready in 2020

    Despite hype and new device announcements, experts expect 5G will take time to catch on in the enterprise. The tech has potential, but not all the necessary factors are in place.

  • December 11, 2019 11 Dec'19

    Mobile device security key trend in top 10 most read stories of 2019

    Mobile devices provide productivity benefits but introduce security concerns, a delicate balance for IT pros that surfaces in this year's list of most read stories.

  • September 13, 2019 13 Sep'19

    New iPhone 11 features focus on consumers, not enterprises

    Apple's new line of iPhones made headlines for better battery life and cameras, but it's the improved security features that will matter most to the enterprise.

  • August 13, 2019 13 Aug'19

    Samsung-Microsoft partnership will benefit end users

    The capabilities that come with connecting your smartphone to your PC can have substantial benefits for end users, according to analysts, as Samsung and Microsoft partner.

  • July 10, 2019 10 Jul'19

    Identity management strategy starts with people, not technology

    Organizations have the tough job of creating an overarching view of identity inside and out of the company. One thing they should remember? Focus on people rather than technology.

  • July 01, 2019 01 Jul'19

    IAM market evolves, but at a cost

    At a recent security and identity conference, attendees discussed the IAM market in clear terms: Shiny new features might be cool, but practicality reigns.

  • June 28, 2019 28 Jun'19

    Identity access management at a crossroads

    In this Q&A, Ping Identity CEO Andre Durand explains why identity management is being subsumed by security and how AI and automation will modernize identity management systems.

  • June 14, 2019 14 Jun'19

    How the Huawei ban will affect enterprise mobility

    The U.S.'s ban of business purchases of foreign telecommunications products, largely aimed at Chinese vendor Huawei, has major implications for mobile IT admins around the world.

  • June 13, 2019 13 Jun'19

    Intel's Project Athena aims to improve mobile PC standards

    Intel's multi-year plan to improve PCs focuses first on improving battery life and connectivity capabilities. But analysts warn that Intel could fall into the over promise and under deliver trap.

  • June 06, 2019 06 Jun'19

    IPadOS, Mac Pro aim to improve Apple's enterprise stance

    The new iPadOS is a distinct operating system for the Apple tablet. New features such as mouse and external hard drive connectivity and multi-app capabilities leave little doubt where it's aimed -- the enterprise.

  • May 14, 2019 14 May'19

    Dell Latitude PCs get redesign with IT, mobile workforce in mind

    Dell's Latitude PCs get a new look and new features that could make it easier for IT admins to support a mobile workforce, according to analysts.

  • March 09, 2018 09 Mar'18

    XenMobile MAM covers all bases as Citrix joins AppConfig Community

    XenMobile MAM now supports AppConfig Community standards, in addition to Citrix's proprietary MDX toolkit and Office 365 MAM through the Intune Graph API.

  • December 12, 2016 12 Dec'16

    Google drops 'Android for Work' name

    Android for Work is no more -- in name only. When Google debuted its secure containerization APIs in 2015, the "Android for Work" name identified which devices shipped with these capabilities and ...

  • May 24, 2016 24 May'16

    Citrix previews new XenMobile features

    LAS VEGAS -- The big news with the latest version of XenMobile is its standalone MAM offering, but that's not all. Citrix has other capabilities in store for its enterprise mobility management ...

  • May 11, 2016 11 May'16

    CEO wants to 'make Citrix great again'

    I’m going to let you in on a little secret: Even though the Q&A in every issue of this magazine is called Face Time, we don’t actually have face time with most of the subjects. In fact, the ...

  • February 17, 2016 17 Feb'16

    AirWatch 8.3 upgrades SSO, adds industry templates for device enrollment

    VMware's new AirWatch 8.3 focuses on mobile data security and aims to make deployment easier for IT admins. The latest update to the enterprise mobility management (EMM) platform, announced today, ...

  • January 27, 2016 27 Jan'16

    AirWatch sees huge growth as VMware prepares to cut 800 jobs

    Despite laying off its entire Workstation and Fusion groups, VMware will not discontinue those products. "Not at all," a VMware spokesperson said. "In some cases, roles and responsibilities ...

  • December 17, 2015 17 Dec'15

    Apple's magic won't be enough for the enterprise market

    As 2015 draws to a close, the staff of TechTarget's end-user computing sites took to Slack and held an hour-long chat about the year's biggest trends. Over the next few days, we'll bring you ...

  • December 16, 2015 16 Dec'15

    Will market consolidation burn BlackBerry in 2016?

    As 2015 draws to a close, the staff of TechTarget's end-user computing sites took to Slack and held an hour-long chat about the year's biggest trends. Over the next few days, we'll bring you ...

  • November 20, 2015 20 Nov'15

    Here's what the future of mobile apps looks like

    CAMBRIDGE, MASS. -- Without apps, a smartphone is nothing but a piece of metal that can make phone calls. And who even makes phone calls anymore? Today, you can do everything from order pizza to ...

  • November 12, 2015 12 Nov'15

    Mobility requires more than just a BYOD policy

    The iPhone came out in 2007, but it's taken nearly a decade for many IT admins to wrap their heads around mobility in the enterprise. Eight years later, a good chunk of organizations now ...

  • November 11, 2015 11 Nov'15

    As the mobile world turns

    It’s hard to believe the first year of Modern Mobility is in the books. At this time in 2014, this magazine was nothing more than a thought in the mind of our publisher. By year’s end, it had ...

  • November 02, 2015 02 Nov'15

    Good Technology CEO Christy Wyatt leaves BlackBerry

    BlackBerry completed its $425 million acquisition of Good Technology today. Christy Wyatt, Good's chairman, president and CEO, will not be part of the transition process. Spokespeople from both ...

  • October 20, 2015 20 Oct'15

    VMware needs its latest email acquisition to go better than the last one

    In case you missed it last week, in the aftermath of some bigger acquisition news, VMware bought Boxer, a secure email app vendor. Boxer is not VMware's first foray into the email market. In 2010, ...

  • October 19, 2015 19 Oct'15

    Star Wars: The BlackBerry awakens

    Believe it or not, the release of the new Star Wars movie -- and with it the return of Han, Luke and Princess Leia -- is almost upon us. The galaxy far, far away is at the top of my mind. Oddly ...

  • October 16, 2015 16 Oct'15

    Analytics help developers give mobile apps a tune-up

    Delivering enterprise mobile applications to employees is a complex endeavor, but some organizations are turning to in-app analytics to help with the crucial final step: ensuring the long-term ...

  • October 14, 2015 14 Oct'15

    Keeping up is hard to do

    It’s been an action-packed few months in the mobile world. Just a few days after returning from VMworld, I saw my Twitter feed blow up with the news of BlackBerry’s acquisition of Good Technology. ...

  • October 09, 2015 09 Oct'15

    What a Dell-EMC-VMware merger would mean for the EUC market

    UPDATE (Oct. 12): Dell is officially buying EMC and VMware for $67 billion. Dell buying Citrix is old and busted. Dell buying EMC -- and possibly VMware -- is the new hotness. The Wall Street ...

  • September 17, 2015 17 Sep'15

    Apple isn't everything

    I currently have no fewer than four Apple devices in my apartment. There’s my trusty iPhone 5 for everyday texting and Instagramming. There’s an iPad Air 2 permanently attached to the coffee table ...

  • September 10, 2015 10 Sep'15

    IT gets schooled on Apple devices

    Back-to-school season has me thinking about a common question kids face: What do you want to be when you grow up? Let’s go back in time to 2007 and imagine Apple’s iPhone on its first day of ...

  • September 03, 2015 03 Sep'15

    The IT version of an NFL lockout

    As the lead NFL reporter at ESPN, Adam Schefter is no stranger to breaking news, but it usually relates to injuries, trades and other transactions involving NFL teams and players. On Aug. 21, ...

  • August 25, 2015 25 Aug'15

    How user experience monitoring can benefit help desks

    If there’s somethin’ strange in your mobile device, who you gonna call? The IT service desk. Because of the sheer number of mobile devices employees use for work these days, mobility-related help ...

  • August 06, 2015 06 Aug'15

    Ready for anything at this year's VMworld

    VMworld is just a few weeks away, and it's never too early to start getting excited for all the networking, parties, boxed lunches, and of course, sessions that await us this year. So what can we ...

  • July 20, 2015 20 Jul'15

    Say 'I do' to enterprise-approved file sharing

    I’m getting married next year, and there is so much information to keep track of during the planning process. To help, one of the first things I did was create a shared document in Google Drive – a ...

  • July 16, 2015 16 Jul'15

    IT gets the app development assistance it needs

    We often tout the rising importance of enterprise mobile applications without acknowledging that they don't grow on trees. Native app development is a complex and often expensive undertaking, and ...

  • July 15, 2015 15 Jul'15

    The customer is always right

    A few weeks back, a colleague in our events department asked about expanding the audience for our Modern Mobility seminar series. Like in this e-zine, most of the seminar’s content focuses on ...

  • July 13, 2015 13 Jul'15

    Goodbye SearchConsumerization, hello SearchMobileComputing

    Back in 2011, BYOD and the consumerization of IT were among the hottest trends in the tech industry. Employees used their own smartphones and tablets for work and set up personal cloud storage ...

  • June 25, 2015 25 Jun'15

    IT sees little demand for complex mobile apps

    These days, plenty of desktop apps have a mobile equivalent or can be converted. But mobilizing business-critical apps may be futile.

  • June 22, 2015 22 Jun'15

    Chromebooks for business gain steam

    BOSTON -- Chromebooks have cornered the education market, and Google has made moves to make these devices more business friendly over the past year. These simple, portable devices are big in ...

  • June 19, 2015 19 Jun'15

    Don't make mobility projects harder than they need to be

    BOSTON -- When it comes to enterprise mobility, IT's job isn't to enable remote access to as many business functions as possible, it's to help the organization set reasonable goals. Here at the ...

  • June 18, 2015 18 Jun'15

    Mix DaaS and VDI for a tasty tech treat

    Figuring out the “why” of DaaS and VDI is fairly straightforward. It’s the “how” that can cause trouble. Desktop as a Service (DaaS) has been around for years now, but it’s gaining prominence in IT ...

  • June 12, 2015 12 Jun'15

    Confessions of a mobile convert

    I'm a fairly recent convert to the smartphone world. Now that I'm a few months in, I have to say, my smartphone and its apps are pretty helpful. On a recent business trip to an industry conference, ...

  • June 11, 2015 11 Jun'15

    Mobile security goes beyond the wall

    When you settle in for your weekly dose of Westerosi intrigue on HBO's Game of Thrones, mobile security is probably far from your mind. But if you really think about the recent events at The Wall, ...

  • June 10, 2015 10 Jun'15

    Mobility lays down the law

    When my fiancé recently started his first job out of law school, his firm asked whether he wanted to use a company-owned BlackBerry or his own iPhone for work. Stephen chose the path many users do: ...

  • June 04, 2015 04 Jun'15

    How to win at device management

    The world is definitely getting smaller. People can connect to one another and work from anywhere in the world through a pocket-sized device -- or even a wristwatch. That’s a big change from the ...

  • June 02, 2015 02 Jun'15

    The challenges of large-file transfer on mobile devices

    Recently, I set about entering my expenses for a business trip. The limitations of my email outbox almost immediately thwarted me. I attempted to send myself 12 images of receipts, using my ...

  • May 28, 2015 28 May'15

    Mobile application management untangles work, personal data

    Personal mobile devices and applications are woven into the enterprise, and they have created a tangled web. In many cases when workers use their own smartphones and tablets to access corporate ...

  • May 15, 2015 15 May'15

    Citrix vs. VMware war intensifies with protocol, IoT innovation

    When CEO Mark Templeton took the stage at Citrix Synergy this week, it was in front of a graphic that read “Beyond the horizon,” perhaps a subtle jab at competitor VMware. Certainly, the tech talks ...

  • May 14, 2015 14 May'15

    BYOD vs. COPE: There's no easy answer

    With all the personal devices employees want to bring to work these days, it seems like a no-brainer that BYOD would be the way to go. But plenty of companies still find it easier and more ...

  • May 13, 2015 13 May'15

    Are enterprise applications viable on Apple Watch?

    With enterprise application delivery today, it’s go small or go home. As more employees want to access corporate data on their personal devices, companies are looking to provide critical business ...

  • May 11, 2015 11 May'15

    IT ponders public vs. private app stores

    As IT departments zero in on managing applications and data over devices, many find that the next step in maintaining control of company resources is to use an enterprise app store. In the May ...

  • May 08, 2015 08 May'15

    We are living in an app store world

    I've never found a mobile calendar app I'm 100% happy with. Part of the problem is, I keep my work and personal calendars separate. Work runs on my Windows PC through Microsoft Outlook and ...

  • May 04, 2015 04 May'15

    HBO's 'Silicon Valley' stays (somewhat) true to tech

    If you're not yet watching "Silicon Valley," drop your servers, code manuals and stray wireless mice, and find someone's HBO Go password to steal. I mean borrow. While the show is clearly a comedic ...

  • April 28, 2015 28 Apr'15

    Synergy is coming

    It seems like it was just the dead of winter. Back in February, trapped in Massachusetts' third blizzard of 2015, I thought, "I'm stuck in the tundra forever. Citrix Synergy will never get here." ...

  • April 27, 2015 27 Apr'15

    Microsoft ad goes viral for all the wrong reasons

    One of the great things about mobility is that employees can get work done whenever from wherever they are. But just because you can do something doesn't mean you should do it. A Microsoft ...

  • April 24, 2015 24 Apr'15

    AirWatch boosts VMware's EUC biz as Citrix sputters

    A little over a year after acquiring AirWatch, VMware says its mobility products are driving its overall EUC growth. License bookings for VMware's end-user computing (EUC) products, including the ...

  • April 21, 2015 21 Apr'15

    An app rating is worth a thousand words

    Have you ever downloaded an app, only to never use it again? You're not alone. With millions of mobile apps available these days, users don't have to be loyal. We can pick, choose, download and ...

  • April 14, 2015 14 Apr'15

    Security completes the mobile DevOps trifecta

    "Mobile DevOps" sounds like the result of a marketing brainstorming session. Marketer 1: "What's a hot technology these days?" Marketer 2: "Mobile." Marketer 1: "OK, what else?" Marketer 2: ...

  • April 09, 2015 09 Apr'15

    Citrix 'disappointed' in Q1 earnings, CEO says

    Citrix's first-quarter revenue will be at least $20 million short of projections. The company announced its preliminary earnings today, reducing its revenue outlook to $755 million to $760 million ...

  • April 09, 2015 09 Apr'15

    A look at Apple's iOS 8.3 enterprise updates

    The biggest updates in iOS 8.3 are user-facing: support for Apple Watch, iCloud Photo Library optimizations and racially diverse emojis. But there's a handful of enterprise updates and fixes that ...

  • April 09, 2015 09 Apr'15

    Content, content everywhere

    If you’re like me, you store data in lots of different places and access it from a variety of devices. I keep most of my personal and work documents in Microsoft OneDrive so I can read and edit ...

  • April 07, 2015 07 Apr'15

    Behind the scenes of app refactoring

    IT pros have wanted and needed a way to make Windows applications look more like mobile apps for a while. When we launched the new Modern Mobility e-zine this month, it seemed like the perfect time ...

  • March 31, 2015 31 Mar'15

    'Do not be afraid' of going mobile

    There are plenty of enterprise mobility management (EMM) services out there to enable mobile users in the workplace, but a management tool alone won't cut it. There are many other factors IT ...

  • March 24, 2015 24 Mar'15

    Welcome to Modern Mobility

    Enterprise mobility sure has changed a lot since terms like "BYOD" and "consumerization" burst onto the scene earlier this decade. Those were dark days, when everyone feared the employee-owned ...

  • October 03, 2013 03 Oct'13

    Enterprise mobile adoption: As innovation slows, the real work begins

    Many companies have launched enterprise mobile adoption strategies, but need to prepare for these inevitable challenges.

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