BrandPost: How Android Digital Wellbeing improves work/life balance

For several years, the problem of notification overload — primarily from our smartphones — has loomed large. Android started to address this issue with the Lollipop version of the OS in 2015 by allowing users to treat high-priority and ordinary notifications differently. Work/life balance, a concern that goes back to the mid-19th century, is one of the biggest issues facing modern workers. Being unable to switch off is bad for…

February 26, 2019

BrandPost: Google introduces Android Enterprise Recommended for Managed Service Providers

Google has continued to expand its Android Enterprise Recommended program, adding Managed Service Providers and businesses with MSP business units that provision, manage, and support devices on behalf of customers. In a blog post, Google announced 15 initial launch partners: Accenture, Brodos, Cognizant, DXC Technology, Econocom, Honeywell Enterprise, Mobile Mentor, Mobility MEA, Offshore Tech, SCC, SHI, Skywire, Stratix, Tech Data, and Vox Mobile. To read this article in full, please…

February 21, 2019

BrandPost: How Zero-Touch Enrollment Streamlines Device Provisioning

Imagine you had purchased 10,000 phones to roll out to your employees. It may take each employee several hours to configure their devices, enroll in your mobile management system, and install your company’s apps. The rollout could cost you tens of thousands of hours in lost work time. Now you can deploy Android devices seamlessly, allowing your employees to use their phones straight out of the box, with Android zero-touch…

February 19, 2019

BrandPost: How Android Can Be a Catalyst for Digital Transformation

“Digital transformation” is a hot topic in enterprise, and most organizations are investing significantly in this area. In fact, according to research from Accenture[1], 78 percent of business leaders expect their organizations to be digital in the next three years. What does this mean and what can mobility deliver as part of a digital agenda? Here are a few examples of how organizations of all types have deployed Android as…

February 12, 2019

Whirlpool spins up IoT for BYOB

Whirlpool Corporation made its name for itself 107 years ago with its motorized washing machines. Today, appliances from its iconic brands such as KitchenAid and Maytag can be found in three-quarters of U.S. households. Now, the company is using software, sensors and analytics to close the loop between the kitchen appliances it manufactures and the food and beverages those machines help prepare. To read this article in full, please click…

February 11, 2019

BrandPost: How Android Enterprise Recommended is shaping mobile device purchase decisions

Choosing the right mobile devices to equip your team with is a critical business decision. Some enterprises embrace choice, giving their employees the freedom to bring their own devices to work. Others opt for the consistency of fully managed, company-owned devices that are issued directly to their teams. The key to making it simple for IT departments is finding devices that use a consistent deployment scheme, streamlined management, and maintain…

February 5, 2019

BrandPost: How secure is Android? Separating the myths from the facts

The world of security news is often awash with myths about Android security.  While the headlines can focus on hyperbole and dramatic accounts, the real story and data is far more favorable for Google’s mobile operating system. The Android team’s continual hardening of the operating system, use of machine intelligence through Google Play Protect, and commitment to transparency deserve the focus when taking a full account of Android security. Third…

January 29, 2019