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Trends and issues related to adoption of consumer devices and services in the Enterprise
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Exaggerating the IPad's 'Decline' - BusinessWeek

Exaggerating the IPad's 'Decline' - BusinessWeek | Consumerization of IT | Scoop.it

Good sanity check from BusinessWeek on the outlook for the iPad -

 

When we see reports that claim Apple is losing ground, those numbers more often than not reflect shipments, not actual sales to consumers, as Kevin Tofel pointed out. Many Android devices reported to have shipped are likely sitting on store shelves, whereas Apple’s numbers represent devices actively in use by consumers.

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Office mobility Consumerization of devices

This is a good read for IT security professionals on how to address the influx of Apple and Android mobile devices in the enterprise:

 

"No longer with the option of saying no to its employees, organizations are finding that solutions and techniques exist for managing and securing the mobile devices workers wish to connect to the corporate network.

 

"Indeed, across the globe, business users are clamoring for corporate permission to use the coolest new consumer-oriented mobile devices, namely the iPhone and iPad, and smartphones and tablets using the Android operating system. And enterprise IT security executives are under pressure to give them this access – in a way that won't jeopardize the company's information assets."

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Strategy Analytics: Apple's iPad Dominance is Fading?

"Apple's iPad Dominance is Fading!" that's what the report of Strategy Analytics is saying. The report said "Apple iPad's 96% market share has fallen to 67% - that's 29% drop in just 1 quarter (3rd Quarter), while tablets running Android OS shares increases by 26.9%. "

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Blurb Launches $1.99 iPad eBook Publishing Service

Publishers pay $1.99 per book and get to keep 100% of the profit beyond that cost. Paper books from Blurb start at $10 each to print on demand. Two buck easy-to-make eBook publishing on demand sounds awesome.

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Managing and Using Your Office Assets in a Tablet World - Device-based Access Management

When it comes to securing Office data, I think about three primary types of controls:

- Securing information found locally on the device’s hard drive

- Securing information accessed remotely from the device

- Securing the passing of data from remote sources to devices

Local device storage protection tends to revolve around methods of encryption and how to lock someone out of local storage until they can provide as many factors of authentication as required to prove they are who they say they are.

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Steve Jobs's unintentional legacy: The consumerization of IT

Steve Jobs's unintentional legacy: The consumerization of IT | Consumerization of IT | Scoop.it
Consumers carried their lofty, Apple-nurtured expectations into the office, forcing a change in how tech was deployed to workers...
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Jack Gold: Apple iPad Will Lose Consumer Tablet Dominance

"Apple's iPad will lose its current domination of the tablet space by 2014-15, according to a new analyst report. Meanwhile, Microsoft will gain.

 

"Apple will lose its overwhelming dominance of the consumer tablet space within
the next three years, according to a prediction from analyst Jack Gold."

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Top iPad Alternatives for Business - CIO

Top iPad Alternatives for Business - CIO | Consumerization of IT | Scoop.it

Top iPad Alternatives for Business:

 

The iPad is the gold standard when it comes to tablet computers, but there are alternatives.

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Overcome your mobile insecurity

It was laptop PCs and BlackBerrys first, but now an expanded range of mobile technologies is poised to flood the government workplace. The mass adoption of tablet PCs, along with Apple and Android smart phones, appears inevitable.
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Say, When Did Apple Become an Enterprise Company?

Perhaps its just that I havent dialed in to an Apple earnings call in more than a year since leaving my old job . But it sure sounded like a new thing to me when Apple CEO Tim Cook rattled off a list of large companies using the iPhone.
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