“Apple dominates the consumer market, but when it comes to corporate sales, the tech titan has room to grow,” Salvador Rodriguez reports for The Los Angeles Times. “Nine out of 10 U.S. companies use Apple products. But of those firms, 40% say they use fewer than 100 devices built by the Cupertino, Calif., tech company, according to a recent survey by JAMF Software, which sells software to help businesses manage Apple gadgets.”
“Apple recently introduced new enterprise-centric features as part of its upcoming iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite operating system releases this fall, hoping to boost corporate market share,” Rodriguez reports. “In iOS 8, users will be able to not only lock their devices with passcodes but specific apps too, giving enterprises another layer of security for their data.”
“Apple also announced that iOS 8 will support Wi-Fi calling. This feature will enable the iPhone to use Wi-Fi networks to make calls, meaning that users who work in areas with poor reception or those who travel abroad can simply connect to a Wi-Fi network and use it to make a call,” Rodriguez reports. “IT professionals will be able to push specific e-books and PDFs to their employees’ devices, decide which apps are used to open specific kinds of files, place locks that prevent employees from erasing their devices and check when a gadget was last backed up.”
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