News Round-Up 8/4/2012: App Devs Choose Apple, Windows Dominance Crumbling, USDA Chooses iPad and more
Apple iOS is pulling ahead in the battle for the hearts and minds of enterprise mobile app developers in the wake of enterprise concerns about Android fragmentation and malware. Will Android's current weakness in the enterprise give Microsoft and Windows 8 the opportunity it needs?
Apple CEO Tim Cook, following sales of 17 million iPads during the second quarter and strong sales to the education market, said he has yet to see any competitor gain “any level of traction.”
Microsoft's Windows hegemony is crumbling with Apple the current main beneficiary in the mobile device space.
Apple's consumer devices offer some security provisions, including device encryption, application sandboxing, application code signing, which prevents unsigned code from being run, and the configurator utility for mobile device management (MDM). But the technology Apple will gain from the Florida-based company gives Apple a way to deliver more of the security features IT pros have hoped for.
The USDA is working its way through an ambitious iPad deployment that may come to serve as a model for a range of government agencies within the U.S. and around the world.
Also in the news:
- • Apple Is Winning The Mobile Enterprise
- • Apple Continues To Support Traditional Mac Management In Mountain Lion Server
- • Good Technology: iPad, iPhone dominating enterprise markets
- • Businesses and IT Embrace iPads But Not As PC Or Smartphone Replacements
- • Apple boosts mobile enterprise security with AuthenTec acquisition
- • Americans increasingly embracing iPhone over Android
- • For iOS developers, enterprise is the place to be
- • The iPhone Is The New Doctor’s Housecall
- • iPad Still Leads The Tablet Market, Particularly In Education