Investment and advisory firm Blackstone, like many companies these days, wanted to let employees use their own devices to improve productivity and morale. Given the sensitive nature of the firm's data, however, security was a prerequisite, reports Joan Goodchild at CSO magazine. Ultimately, Blackstone let workers bring their own devices as long as they were Apple devices.
ShoreTel is now supporting Apple's iPad on its unified communications and conferencing platforms.
Consumers across the globe are on pace to download 56 billion smartphone applications in 2013, up from 32 billion a year ago, ABI Research forecasts.
As part of a move to mobile products, computer peripherals supplier Logitech is cutting 140 positions, or around 5 percent of the firm's non-direct-labor workforce, the company said on Friday.
Apple's stock took a dive during mid-morning trading on Friday as investors worried about the launch of Samsung's Galaxy S4 on March 14 in New York, according to Credit Suisse analyst Kulbinder Garcha.
A sandwich shop with franchise restaurants in 12 states has started giving each franchisee an iPad loaded with training materials, writes William Atkinson in a case study at CIO Insight. That immediately cuts the $400-per-franchise annual cost of printing and shipping manuals, but it could also open the door to much better integration between franchisees and the company.
Tell your end users to hold on tight to their Apple devices, particularly if they're in New York. Theft of iPhones and iPads in the Big Apple has become so widespread that the New York Police Department dedicated a team of officers to help recover them, report Jamie Schram and Chuck Bennett at The New York Post.
Square is expanding its Register point-of-sale application for Apple's iPad tablet with the introduction of Business in a Box, offering brick-and-mortar retailers a complete point-of-sale system for accepting payments, tracking sales and sharing product and location information.
Microsoft announced on Tuesday the long-rumored connectivity between users of its Lync unified communications (UC) platform and its Skype VoIP service.
Microsoft's 128GB Surface Pro tablet, a rival to Apple's 128GB iPad, is once again on sale after a week of being out of stock.