OS X for Business: New On-Demand Webinar Series from Apple

OS X for Business: New On-Demand Webinar Series from Apple

This is a very exciting time in Apple history! Not only are they dominating in the consumer market – they’re also making great strides in the business world. With more consumers now using Apple products in their personal lives, it only makes sense they want to use them in the office as well. Just like the iPhone ushered in a new era of mobile productivity in the enterprise, many believe the Apple Watch will change how wearables are viewed in business too.

Thanks to BYOD programs in the workplace, it’s been easy for IT to gain experience with Apple devices, without making the investment in new hardware.

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OS X is becoming more like iOS (Not in the way that most people think)

OS X is becoming more like iOS (Not in the way that most people think)

There’s been lots of discussion of the two OSes merging to the point where a Mac will be all touch-driven. Personally, I can’t see that happen as there’s a certain level of functionality we’ve come to expect from a mouse-based OS like OS X. Also, let’s not forget about gorilla arm.

Rather, the change is happening under the hood, in how Macs and iOS devices can be managed in a corporate environment. As each full version update of iOS adds more functionality and control from an administrator perspective, Apple is adding features to OS X making it more compatible with Mobile Device Management solutions.

What does this mean for businesses? It means they can offer more choice in the BYOD model, where the “D” can now include any model from the current line-up of super-sexy MacBooks.

To break this down, here’s what Apple started doing in OS X Lion: [Read more…]