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Global mobile phone sales increased slightly in the first quarter of the year, with Asia-Pac the only region to show real sales growth. But Samsung is still dominating the vendor leaderboard according to Gartner.
Breathless reports in the media notwithstanding, the changes due for Redmond’s struggling flagship OS amount to more of a veer to the right than a U-turn, and are nowhere near a concession of “New Coke” proportions.
Sophos is asserting a bigger presence in MDM, a move that it hopes will give it more leverage to take on bigger challengers as the mobile security space heats up.
The market share gap between Apple and Samsung in the tablet space has narrowed by 25 points in the last year. But whatever the name on the label, the tactile devices continue to fly off the shelves at an incredible rate, IDC data reveals.
According to data from Strategy Analytics, Windows has gone from a dead stop last year to nearly 7.5 percent market share on the strength of 3 million units shipped worldwide last quarter.
Symantec is remaining true to its stated mobility ambitions with a series of security updates to its mobile device management suite. It plans to invest further in MDM, indicating partners can breathe easier when placing bets in this space.
Microsoft’s rumored plans to dive into the 7-inch tablet fray have been interpreted as a last-ditch attempt by the software giant to remain relevant in the post-PC world.
Analyst Ovum has hit back at industry encouragement to migrate from Microsoft’s Windows XP by declaring it does not think life after the operating system’s support ceases will be any different.
The new Aruba WorkSpace component extends current ClearPass capabilities for provisioning and managing mobile devices by adding network-aware applications controls, which can limit the apps allowed on the corporate network, enforce network prioritization policies for work applications and change security profiles on the fly.
Users are carrying more gadgets these days, according to a Sophos study. For users, that means more devices to track, more passwords to remember and more operating systems to keep secure. And the channel will be called upon to help them do so.